N. S. Rao
Mr. N.S.Rao has 30 years of commercial banking, venture capital, merchant banking, investment banking, financial restructuring and turnaround consulting experience both in India and abroad.
Mr. Rao worked with Canara Bank, CanBank Financial Services, CanBank Venture Capital Fund in India, and was Senior Intern of World Bank at Top Technologies LLC, London, UK and was Country Head (Managing Director) India, for a Florida (USA) based IT Services Company, Pardeshi.com. He led several VC investments in diverse sectors few which have recorded highest growth rates in Indian Venture Capital sector.
Mr. Rao, has been with Brescon over 15 years and has led several large projects debt syndication advisory, lead managed public issues and had undertaken few of the earliest stressed assets restructuring in the country. Currently, overseeing Stressed Assets Resolution, Restructuring and Recapitalization and had carried out transactions worth over INR 350 bn and large projects Syndication, over INR 50bn.
Mr. Rao has Masters in Economics (MS) and Post Graduate Diploma (PGDIM) from International Management Institute, India, with an outstanding academic record and several scholastic awards throughout including being GSE International Scholar as an Outstanding Young Professional.
Amit Shah has 20+ years of Core experience in Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, Restructuring & Consulting. He has Successfully originated and executed a number of transactions across products (PE/ Debt / Restructuring / Mezz and early stages), sectors (including Hospitality, Real Estate, Pharma, Telecom, Media and Entertainment amongst others) and geographies (including Japan, HK, Singapore and Vietnam) besides significant number of closed transactions within India.
Amit has led and executed some of the marquee structured finance deals in PE and Debt including one of the largest Pharma PE transaction in Vietnam and one of the largest secondary PE transaction in India over this period. He has developed strong relationships with PE investors, Local and International Debt / Mezz providers, Special Situation Funds and Corporates across the region.
Before joining Brescon, he worked with Waterfield Advisors as Director – Head of IB and before that with Avista Houlihan Lokey (Asian JV partner of Houlihan Lokey) as Senior Director – Investment Banking and was a founding member of the JV with Houlihan Lokey
Amit is a MBA (Finance) and CPA (USA). He is also an Avid Technology enthusiast and a Mensan.
Kalpesh Pathak has 20 years of experience covering the entire gamut of infrastructure project development and investments, spanning across policy and regulatory reforms, viability assessments, due diligence, contracting & project execution, project finance, private equity and structured finance.
Prior to joining Brescon, Mr. Pathak worked with Piramal group’s structured finance team as well as IDFC’s project finance team, wherein he was involved in financing to infrastructure sector. He has also worked as Head – Energy and Urban Infra, in Gammon Infrastructure Project Limited, wherein he had end to end responsibility of project bidding, project finance, project development & execution as well as asset monetisation. He was also part of Lehman Brothers’ Private Equity team, focusing on infrastructure investments in India. Mr. Pathak has also worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers as well as Gujrat Infrastructure Development Board, focusing on policy and regulatory reforms in Infrastructure sector.
At Brescon, Mr. Pathak focusses on providing Special Situation Advisory Services (structured finance, recapitalization, divestments, etc.) to clients in Infrastructure and Real Estate space.
Mr. Pathak is an Electrical Engineer with MBA in Finance. He also has a Diploma in Rail Transport and Economics.