Aarayaa is a non-fund based investment bank focusing in the niche area of assisting companies in their investments in and out of India. We help Indian players in their effort to globalize their operation and foreign companies to enter into India. We provide a wide range of services ranging from finding acquisition targets to setting up operations in target jurisdiction, from fund raising to restructuring, valuation to tax planning of cross border investments.
Aarayaa has been ranked as one of the leading advisor’s in India in several leauge tables and has won several awards and recogination for the same.
Aarayaa is the exclusive Indian member of Corporate Financial International Network, a group of leading boutique investment banks specializing in cross-border acquisition, divestiture, capital raising, and related services. Comprising a select group of independent investment banks with estabilshed cross-border capabilites, Corporate Finance international focuses exclusively on middle market transaction with an average deal size approximately (€10 M to €200 M).The Client base of group affiliates includes family and entrepreneurially owned compaines. The CFI was founded in 2006 to deliver best-in-class cross border M&A services to the middle market, CFI delivers more than a decade of international collabrotion among its members, including the successful delivery of over 300 cross-border deals with an aggregrate €19 billion of deal value since 2000.
Raj Shroff is the Founder and Director of Aarayaa Advisory Services. He has more than 2 decades of professional experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, joint ventures, international tax, merchant banking and valuations with being associated with closure of more than 100 deals. He is also Partner, Managing Director of The Corporate Finance International Group – India. He is also associated with V. B. Desai Financial Services Limited – a Category I merchant banker which has handled more than 100 public offerings. He is also registered under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) asRegistered Valuer (Securities or Financial Assets).
Prior to the founding Aarayaa, Raj was heading the globalisation practise at one of the leading law firms in India – Nishith Desai Associates.
He is a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Certified Public Accountant from California, USA.
Raj is a visiting faculty at Government Law College. Raj has written numerous articles and is also a frequent speaker at various professional and trade association.
Pankaj is a Director of Aarayaa Advisory Services since 2005. He has more than 3 decades of experience in the field of Corporate Finance. At Aarayaa, Pankaj currently works on advising companies on their fund raising program, formulating restructuring scheme and M&As. He is also registered under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) as an Insolvency Professional.
He started his career with Garware Group and gained experience in fields of Corporate Finance and Taxation. He then took over as the head of Department of Finance and Accounts at Parekh Platinum Limited, a listed company. He is an expert financial engineer in the precious metal industry. He has pioneered novice financial products like Gold Loans in India. He has successfully managed import of precious metals and has been liasoning with the International Banks who were suppliers of precious metals. He has successfully managed several fund raising programmes like IPO, private placement, project finance, working capital finance, import and export finance. He has successfully interacted with all the major all-India Financial Institutions. He has successfully established Internal Audit and Control System and MIS for the precious metals logistics and compliances with Import & Export and Sales Tax Regulations.
Pankaj is a Commerce and Law Graduate and is a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since 1987.
He has authored a book on “Accountancy” for F.Y. B.Com students.
Hemendra has founded VBD Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd. – specializing in debt syndication and distribution of insurance products.
Hemendra has been in financial services since 1994 working in organizations like Aarayaa Finstock Pvt. Ltd., V. B. Desai Financial Services Ltd. and Religare Capital Markets Ltd. He has significant experience in business development with strong client relationship and accessibility to various institutional investors. He leads in negotiating strategic alliances and debt structuring of transactions.
He has over 25 years in experience financial services space. He is associated with Emkay Global – Broking Business for over 20 years and has handled Equity, Derivatives, Currency Transactions for UHNIs, FIIs, Domestic institutions & Corporates. He has also been advising various corporates for syndication of loans.