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 over 20 years of versatile experience covering the entire gamut of infrastructure project development and investments, including project finance, private equity, structured finance, due diligence, policy reforms as well as contracts & project execution.
His previous experiences in lending as part of IDFC & Piramal Group and in project development with Gammon Infrastructure Projects Limited, provided him deep insights in understanding the challenges faced by lenders as well as developers. In addition, his consulting experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers, private equity experience at Lehman Brothers and experience in policy related matters at Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board, provide him well rounded perspective in devising tailor made solutions for Brescon’s Clients.
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 holds a Diploma in Rail Transport and Economics.