Ishwinder is an accomplished investment banking and private equity professional with 12 years of experience working on international projects. He managed the $250 million principal investment portfolio of a prominent listed UAE-based investment banking firm. Prior to that, he provided M&A and valuation advisory services to global clients at Ernst & Young. Ishwinder also writes about investment and technology.
Managed the $30 million debt restructuring of a large four-star hotel.
Led the acquisition of a 50% stake of a regional food and beverage company for $150 million, and drove the expansion of supermarket, F&B, catering, and FM operations through organic growth and acquisitions.
Led turnaround initiatives for a family entertainment center resulting in a 30% increase in revenue and return to profitability in two years, enabling the first shareholder dividend distribution.
Delivered returns over a short time horizon via expense rationalization and revenue growth through bolt-on acquisition of struggling competitors, leading to an eventual exit through private placement.
Led regional bolt-on acquisitions to accelerate the growth of a leading global advisory firm focused on hospitality, retail, and real estate.
Created and led turnaround strategies for a struggling hotel, enhancing cash flow generation and improving margins before stepping in and serving as the general manager overseeing 170 employees and ensuring the achievement of financial targets.
Managed a $50 million private equity fund with investments across the MENA and India. Led successful exits of portfolio companies through IPO and private placement. Other responsibilities included LP reporting and periodic valuations.
Managed an $80 million portfolio of commercial real estate assets with responsibilities that included conducting detailed returns analysis, sourcing and managing tenants, and negotiating leases.
Created and managed a $30 million fixed income portfolio to generate steady recurring income while preparing detailed investment policies and guidelines to manage execution and risk.
Robo-advisor investing uses algorithms (instead of humans) for portfolio selection and rebalancing. Its affordable ways have opened up wealth management options to the masses, but its means of quantifying risk need more sophistication and tailoring to individual circumstances.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Finance and Strategy