Mr. Banka is thought-leader, solution-provider, expert in spotting & predicting trends ahead of time and first-mover to leverage predicted trends in business & practice.
He founded Bharatt K Banka LLP in c2016 to provide consulting on Business, Strategy, M&A, Joint Venture, Family Business Advisory to Corporates & PE/ VC Funds and niche curated I-Banking; advised $250Mn+ deals. Select advisory include TVS Capital, Sterlite Tech & Sterlite Power.
He is an independent member of Investment Committees at an early-stage Accelerator Fund and an Impact Fund.
He is advisor/ investor with start-ups for over a decade. Select investee/ mentee start-ups: IHO (acquired by Aetna, US), OYO Rooms (SoftBank & Sequoia), Perpetuiiti Tech (Intel Capital), Arya.ai (YourNest ), TalView (Mayfield), Instasafe (acquired).
c2008-2015; as Founding MD & CEO at Aditya Birla PE & Senior President – Aditya Birla Capital, he built Private Equity practice, raising ~$280Mn, largest INR PE Fund at that time; with marquee portfolio across BFSI, Consumer & Leisure like CARE, RBL Bank, City Union Bank, TU-CIBIL, Indian Energy Exchange, BSE, Wonderla Holidays, Olive Bar, Coffee Day Holding, V-Mart Retail.
Earlier, c1994-c2008; spearheaded M&A and Business & Corporate Reorganization as Head – Group Finance at Aditya Birla Group India. He played pivotal role, through series of multi-billion dollar innovative acquisitions, capital market interventions, mergers, post-merger integration, in evolution of UltraTech Cement, Idea Cellular (now Vodafone Idea), Nuvo (merged with Grasim) and Hindalco, for each group company to become market leader.
Until c1994, as investment banker at the JV of JPMorgan & ICICI, he managed PSU practice besides catering to marquee corporate clients on capital markets & corporate finance.
He is on Advisory Board of incubator at BIMTECH Noida, was earlier on Advisory Board of Somaiya incubator. Earlier on National Committees of CII & FICCI for Capital Markets & PE and was elected board member at IVCA (leading alternative asset association).
He is Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA), Associate Cost Accountant (AICWA), ICSI Graduate and Bachelor of Commerce from University of Mumbai. He has successfully completed Independent Directors Certification Program (Directors’ Club) conducted by Board Evaluation Limited, UK.
Specialties: M&A, General Management, Strategy, Start-ups, Management & Business Consulting, Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, Investment Management (PE/ VC)