Rishabh Rajshekhar

Analyst, Europe Operations, Avendus Capital
Joined on

06 February 2017

Sector

Enterprise Technology & Services (Europe)

Education

B.Tech - NIT Trichy

Interests

Playing sports and outdoor activities

What made you join Avendus and how did you learn about it?

Avendus, is a dream for any undergrad who wants to enter the Investment Banking space. Being India’s leading “Home-Grown” investment made Avendus my top pick. Having passed out from a top-tier engineering college and having prior experience in the Investment Banking space helped me in getting a job with Avendus. The firm continues to grow leaps & bounds, be it entering new markets, business verticals or even moving to a much larger office space. I feel fortunate to experience the good things that I used to read about. 

How would you describe your role at the firm?

I currently work for the Investment Banking Team at Avendus covering the Enterprise Technology and Services domain. Specifically, I cover the European Landscape and my roles includes proactively taking part in all stages of deal activity right from deal origination to execution and closure. Be it reaching out to interesting companies, making pitches, etc. or doing post mandate work of preparing collaterals, teasers and financial models for our clients. Working on mandates (sell-sides) often involves regular client interaction to ensure we position and prep the company well for sale. Life is tough during the due-diligence phase but the joy of assisting a company to support its next phase of growth balances it.

How has Avendus empowered you to succeed?

Avendus has provided me with a great platform to learn and expand my knowledge in the Investment Banking space. My personal view is that you need to be challenged at your work place at each time, else you will not be motivated to give it your best. It is very rare for someone at my level to be directly involved in client interactions, validating the trust that firm has in its people. Supportive leadership, colleagues and the feeling of being amongst the smartest minds in the country do bring out the best in you. 

What do you like most about the firm’s culture?

What sets apart Avendus from all other Investment Banks out there  - is its Culture. There is significant support for someone who is willing to be proactive and take that extra effort to grow. Avendus emphasises and places high value to taking ownership and being accountable. The feeling of your colleagues and leaders being able to trust your work at all times automatically makes you feel valuable and perform your best. 

What is your advice to people seeking opportunities at Avendus? 

Avendus takes its recruitment very seriously. The firm looks for high quality talent with a strong pedigree, willingness to learn and ownership of work. The basics of finance / investment banking can be learnt on the job. A sharp mind with a flair for numbers is certainly an added bonus

What do you like doing when you are not at work?

I personally love being around some company. When I am not in office, I love spending time with my friends and family. I personally take a keen interest in sports and outdoor activities, having played cricket professionally for the greatest part of my childhood. Cricket, badminton, football, swimming, etc. with the occasional exception of the boring treadmill run is how I spend my free time. 

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