Background: A serious sports injury turned a passionate National Level footballer into an accidental Chartered Accountant who eventually made it to the coveted world of equity investing. Gradually stepping up the ladder by auditing vouchers, cold calling senior management, and setting up meetings for seniors to today interacting with the founders of India Inc, and deciding which one to back, the journey has been excruciatingly challenging yet rewarding. This amazing ride has been made possible by excellent mentorship, constructive discussions with industry participants, investing countless hours in extensive reading from various avenues, working closely with the promoters and learning from them, and attending 80+ job interviews – some just for free coffee and others in search of the dream job. Along this journey, Anuj played a crucial role in end-to-end management of the entire deal process at both sides (sell and buy) resulting in a successful 8 deal closures involving total capital exposure of ~USD 400 MM.
Anuj has over 10 years of progressive experience in Private Equity, Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, and Auditing working out of different cities and countries. He is a Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). He is also an alumnus of Mayo College, Ajmer, and an accomplished National Level Football and State level Hockey player.
As a Visiting Faculty at ICAI (One of the youngest in the country), Anuj is associated with the Orientation and General Management and Communication Skills Course (GMCS). He has trained over 400+ students and has spent 30+ hours in training CA students on topics such as Interview Preparations, Careers in Finance (with a detailed focus on the M&A and Private Equity), etc.