Founder, ANOVA Corporate Services and Angel Investor
Shekar has almost two decades of experience in renowned multinationals across diversified sectors – FMCG (Lornamead Group), Life Insurance (AMP), Audit & Assurance (KPMG) and Oil & Gas (ExxonMobil) sectors. His expertise is with M&A advisory and fundraise, besides strong exposure to financial analysis, audit and accounting matters, trademarks management as well as controls environment.
Shekar has a rich experience in the FMCG - M&A space, having lead / been part of over 11 Acquisitions and 4 Divestments, including 100% divestment of UK headquartered Lornamead Group to Hong Kong-based consumer goods group Li & Fung. He has handled many acquisitions as well as divestments, besides re-structuring and re-financing transactions in North America and Europe. In India, he was involved with divestment of Yardley brand to Wipro Consumer Care, and Tura Brand to Godrej Consumer Care.
His deep knowledge and expertise in M&A lead him to establish his own Investment Banking and Advisory Firm – ANOVA Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd. As an advisor having an optimum mix of professionalism and rich experience, he also closely works with Start-ups, bringing in a fresh perspective to the business with his in-depth process knowledge and a focused, methodical approach. ANOVA’s recent M&A deals include OYO Rooms’ acquisition of Novascotia Boutique Homes (now OYO SilverKey), and Megadyne Group acquiring majority stake in Helicord.
He is an active Angel Investor and also serves as non-executive director in mid-size companies, both in India and abroad.
Shekar is a Chartered Accountant (ICAI), Cost Accountant (ICMAI) and a Company Secretary (ICSI) by qualification besides Senior Management Program from IIM-C. He is also a Fellow Member of Institute of Public Accountants, Australia (FIPA), Certified Management Accountant from The Institute of Certified Management Accountants, USA (CMA) and Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, UK (MCSI).