Puneet is a strategic financial adviser with 10 years of experience in investment banking (Goldman Sachs & UBS), equity research (an equity hedge fund, $1 billion AUM), and corporate finance (The Times Group). He's helped his clients raise more than $5 billion in capital across 3 M&A and 11 capital markets transactions. He also founded IsquareR—a financial research, analysis, and advisory firm—in 2014 which has served 20+ clients since inception.
Analyzed 200+ investment opportunities over last 3 years by preparing financial models, attending earnings calls and analyzing broker research for an Austin-based equity hedge fund ($1 bilion+ AUM).
Analyzed three investment opportunities for the past year including contact center software, a commercial real estate platform, and a digital marketing offering for a NYC-based VC firm ($1 billion+ AUM).
Analyzed two acquisition opportunities for the past year including a Canadian digital lender and an American mobile payments technology provider for a Philadelphia-based lender ($400 million+ valuation).
Completed the entry strategy for the US mortgage financing for nonresidents including market sizing, unit economics, key lending terms, and potential structures for a Miami-based conglomerate ($100 million+ valuation).
Prepared a portfolio performance analysis and investor marketing materials for fundraising efforts for a Boca Raton-based merchant cash advance ($10 million+ AUM).
Prepared a valuation model, an investor presentation, and advised the founders on a strategic sale for a US-focused VPN startup ($3 million+ revenues).
Prepared pitch decks, information memorandums, financial models, and bid analysis materials for 20+ client partners over the last year for a NYC-based mid-market investment bank.
Prepared due diligence reports on real estate investment projects for US immigrant investors for a US-focused due diligence firm.
Prepared a valuation model, board presentations, bid strategy, and investor update materials for the US$550 million acquisition of Headstrong by NYSE-listed Genpact (M-CAP: US$5 billion).
Handled the sale of Times of Money to Network International which involved preparing the transaction marketing materials and a financial model.
Worked on an offering for the prospectus, the roadshow presentation, and investor marketing for the US$600 million follow-on offering for Hindalco.
Worked as part of the left lead execution team working on various regulatory aspects over 1.5 years and behind one of the most comprehensive marketing campaigns (lasting over three months) for the US$530 million IDR for Standard Chartered Bank.
Conducted financial due diligence, prepared financial projections, and led an investor roadshow with the management for the US$200 million IPO for Orient Green Power.
Advised an Indian conglomerate on the sale of its non-core business to a private equity which involved preparing information memorandum, a financial model, and a due diligence package for potential investors.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Growth Capital Raising, Fundraising, Investor Communications, Valuation, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Three Statement Operating Model, Due Dilligence
Should We Rethink the Use of EBITDA? (Publication)
EBITDA is one of the most common metrics in finance. However, while intended to provide a “cleaner” picture of operating performance than net income, in reality it often achieves the opposite effect. It is also in many cases a questionable proxy for cash flow, as well as a dubious valuation tool.
Master's degree (MBA) in Business Administration
Indian Institute of Management - Calcutta, India
2006 - 2008
Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications