Consumer, FIG & Business Services

Investment Banking

Our Consumer, Financial Institutions Group (FIG) & Business Services vertical is focused on consumption oriented sectors, high-growth financial services sector and other business services segments.

The team has extensive experience in both mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and private equity (PE) transactions with specific experience of working with entrepreneurial firms.

We work in tandem with our Digital & Technology vertical to help our clients reap the benefits of digital disruption.

Sub-Sectors in Focus

Our mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory and private equity (PE) syndication services are recognized as amongst the best in these chosen sub-sectors.

  • Consumer goods & services and retail - FMCG, consumer durables, F&B products, restaurants and all retail formats
  • Financial services - banks, NBFCs, mortgage finance, microfinance companies, insurance companies
  • Logistics - third party logistics (3PL), multi-modal transportation and freight management
  • Media - publishing, cable & broadband, broadcasting and service providers to the media industry
  • Education -preschools, K-12, higher education and vocational training
  • Business services - facilities management, cash management and security services

Led By

Abha Agarwal

Executive Director and Co-head, Consumer, FIG & Business Services, Avendus Capital

Abha Agarwal co-heads the Consumer, Financial Institutions Group (FIG) & Business Services vertical for Avendus’s investment banking business and is based in Mumbai.

She joined Avendus in 2007 and has over 12 years of investment banking experience across sectors including financial services, consumer (food & beverages, education, fashion and lifestyle) and business services (logistics and payments). She has a wide experience across private equity (PE) fundraising, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and structured solutions with a track record of closing 20 transactions, few of which were the most complex ones in the history of Avendus.

Prior to joining Avendus, she had a brief stint with Accenture Consulting.

Abha holds an MBA degree from S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai and is also a Chartered Accountant.

Anshul Agarwal

Executive Director and Co-head, Consumer, FIG & Business Services, Avendus Capital

Anshul Agarwal co-heads the Consumer, Financial Institutions Group (FIG) & Business Services vertical for Avendus’s investment banking business and is based in Mumbai.

He has over 16 years of investment banking experience across sectors including financial services, consumer & business services, aviation and metals & mining sectors.

Prior to joining Avendus, he worked for over 13 years at Rothschild, India. At Rothschild, he was responsible for coverage and execution of financial services and aviation verticals. He has rich experience of working on multiple cross-border transactions in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity (PE) syndication and Initial Public Offering (IPO) advisory. Anshul has spent some early years of his career working with Lazard’s investment banking team.

He holds an MBA degree from IIM, Calcutta and has done his Bachelor's in production engineering from Pantnagar University.

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