A UChicago MBA graduate, Vidur's directly executed $10 billion worth of leveraged buyout, M&A, and capital raising deals across US, Europe, and Asia. He's worked in investment banking (Deutsche Bank), private equity (H.I.G. Capital), and fintech (Blackstone/GS-backed). Vidur freelances to leverage his skills in capital raising, investment strategy, and international business development to help companies scale and drive investment alpha.
Conceptualized the idea of building a predictive analytics company for institutional investors in real estate.
Motivated and built up the technology and data science team of six, including two PhDs.
Was elected into the FCA (UK's SEC equivalent) innovation sandbox and was invited to YCombinator (W18) interviews.
Identified, scoped, and built revenue pipeline of $300,000. Beta clients include a $2 trillion sovereign wealth fund, a family office, and a $500 million real estate investment trust (REIT).
Recruited the advisory board (a dean of real estate at Wharton, ex-COO of Blackrock iShares).
Built academic partnerships with leading universities in the world such as the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and University College London (UCL).
Researched the alternative asset management sector as well as iterated product features and channel strategies, resulting in an eventual product-market fit.
Focus areas: Fundraising, Capital Budgeting, Financial Data Analysis, Business Plan Development, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Finance Strategy, Pricing Strategy
Head of Capital Markets and Analytics
2016 - 2017
Directed the capital markets and analytics groups (five FTEs) at Europe's largest student lending fintech startup, backed by institutions such as Blackstone, Goldman Sachs, and QED.
Negotiated a $150 million asset-backed funding line at attractive rates with tier 1 bank and credit fund.
Alongside CEO, helped raise $27 million Series B financing from marquee investors.
Interviewed, recruited, and led the data science/analytics function; this consisted of three members, including two PhDs).
Spearheaded the launch of an algorithmically underwritten personal loans product, representing a $100 million loan volume opportunity. Led a ten-member cross-functional team comprising technology, marketing, operations, data science, and capital markets.
Navigated the European Investment Fund in the build of a partnership via a loan guarantee program which proved to be a seven-figure revenue opportunity for the company.
Focus areas: Fundraising, Financial Management, Asset-based Finance, Venture Funding, Series A, Leadership, Capital Markets, Market Opportunity Analysis, Financial Overviews, Pitch Deck Financials, Capital Budgeting
2012 - 2016
Served as the director of special situation investing. Directly invested C$350 million capital across 14 deals at credit affiliate of H.I.G. Capital ($21 billion AUM private equity firm), achieving three exits at healthy IRRs.
Spearheaded the acquisition and financing of an $800 million transportation platform. Directed an aggressive roll-up strategy through seven distressed transactions across Asia and Europe over 36 months. Led the acquisition negotiations, legal documentation, transaction structuring and post-deal monitoring, including recruitment of the management team and board oversight.
Initiated the entry into new investment sectors for the firm (e.g., appraised the Italian non-performing loans market; built a comprehensive investment thesis which resulted in the acquisition of $300 million portfolios across three transactions over 18 months).
Created detailed investment models, investment memorandum (including returns sensitivity, industry overview, exit strategies), and defended the hypotheses with a three-partner investment committee, including a managing partner.
Acted as the firm-wide lead for shipping and transportation. Worked directly with the firm's managing partner on the fundraising strategy and documentation.
Was promoted to director from senior Associate in two years—becoming a core member of the asset-backed strategy and reporting to the partners.
Scaled a deal pipeline of $150 million by actively pitching to mid-market companies and international sponsors.
Was promoted from an analyst at Indian investment banking boutique (a spin-off from Merrill Lynch), becoming the only non-MBA associate out of a total pool of 14 associates across three locations.
Handled the following representative transactions: the $220 million sale of Sharekhan to CVC Asia (fintech); (2) the $73 million Wipro acquisition of 3D Networks Singapore (tech), and (3) the strategic investment from Pearson PLC into Tutorvista (edtech).
Created merger models, information memoranda, legal documentation, and M&A transaction management that oversaw the legal and financial due diligence.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Fundraising, Series A, Valuation Modeling
Family Office Investment Guide: An Alternative to Venture Capital (Publication)
The origins of family office investing date back, colorfully, to at least 15th century Florence, when the Medicis auspiciously gave the likes of Michelangelo and Da Vinci their start. Fast forward to present day, family offices have quietly continued to rival household VC names in the capital structures of the world's largest tech companies (Uber, Facebook, and WeWork, for example).
Finance Expert Vidur Gupta presents a captivating introductory piece on the secretive but potent world of family office investing.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Entrepreneurship and Finance
2008 - 2010
University of Chicago - Chicago, IL, USA
Participated in an MBA exchange program in International Business