Piyush Agrawal, Finance Expert in Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Piyush Agrawal

Finance Expert in Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Member since April 4, 2020
As an engineer with an MBA in finance, Piyush has executed valuation, financial modeling, and investment assessment assignments for an investment conglomerate with investments in more than 60 companies in the MENA region. He is also a co-founder of two early-stage companies in the fintech and eCommerce sectors. Piyush enjoys freelancing to advise clients on capital raising, corporate finance and venture capital projects, M&A, and other transactions.
Piyush is now available for hire

Career Highlights

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Employment

  • Partner

    2016 - PRESENT
    GAIN Finserve LLP
    • Advised an online media startup by preparing a financial model and raised funds.
    • Provided consulting services to a startup in digital verification of people and property to raise funds.
    • Conducted several pitch sessions to raise funds with three or four startups in every session and fifteen to twenty angel investors.
    • Prepared a valuation for an F&B startup seeking a VC fund investment.
    • Evaluated numerous startups for a VC fund investment.
    Focus areas: Startup Funding, Fundraising, Financial Modeling
  • Director

    2014 - PRESENT
    Grocap Advisory Services Pvt Ltd
    • Raised $15 million of structured debt for one of the top solar module manufacturers in India.
    • Undertook the valuation of a F&B startup for a top Indian venture capital fund.
    • Prepared the information memorandum, financial model, and valuation of an infrastructure services company for an acquisition transaction.
    • Participated in raising $2.5 million of debt for a 4MW solar power plant in India. The scope of work included the preparation of a financial model and project report and the identification of lenders for financing.
    • Built a financial model and prepared the information memorandum to raise $5 million for an Indian solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company.
    Focus areas: Loans, Equity Valuation, Venture Funding, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Bank Debt Raises
  • Senior Consultant

    2008 - 2011
    Pulsar Knowledge Center Pvt Ltd
    • Undertook a financial feasibility study for a chemical plant in Kuwait. The assignment involved the preparation of a financial model and feasibility report, validation of project costs and marketing assumptions, and valuation of the company.
    • Provided M&A advisory services to a leading F&B company in Saudi Arabia acquiring a Turkish edible oil and canned food manufacturing company. Deliverables included quantified synergies arising out of the acquisition and a recommended valuation range.
    • Assisted an online education services company to raise approximately $2 million of equity capital from angel investors and venture capital funds for its expansion plans.
    Focus areas: DCF Valuation, Financial Modeling, Equity Valuation, Investment Analysis, Financial Advisory
  • Senior Associate

    2005 - 2008
    Intellectual Capital Advisory Services Pvt Ltd
    • Performed a preliminary financial analysis and due diligence on two leading microfinance institutions (MFIs) in India to identify the investment target for a Dubai-based private equity investor.
    • Conducted a risk assessment on an MFI for a foreign bank in India. This involved an analysis of past financials and a review of the business plan and operating model to understand the operating and financial risks.
    • Assisted one of the top Indian MFIs in raising $25 million of private equity from a Dubai-based private equity investor.
    Focus areas: Business Planning, Valuation Modeling, Impact Investing, Corporate Finance

Education

  • Master's degree in Finance
    2002 - 2004
    T. A. Pai Management Institute - Manipal, Karnataka, India

Certifications

  • Registered Valuer for Security or Financial Assets
    JULY 2019 - PRESENT
    Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India

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