Mahesh Singhi

Founder & Managing Director, Singhi Advisors

Hailing from an archetypal middle-class service-minded family background in Rajasthan, he had an extremely conventional education. He graduated from the Malaviya National Institute of Technology in mechanical engineering in Jaipur. He came to Mumbai, the maximum city and the city of dreamsto chase his entrepreneurial dream. He started off as an adviser to first-time entrepreneurs in helping them set up factories on a concept to commissioning” basis. When he set up his company Singhi Advisors in 1989, little did he know that he was about to create a history.

With time, his company went through several organic transformations. It evolved from a project advisory to project finance and subsequently to full-fledged corporate finance/syndication services. The Team Singhi also expanded accordingly to service its clients. Once his business got fresh momentum, he tried to move up the value chain further by getting into financial restructuring which involved selling of sick units which are in the clutches of the lenders to their healthy clients. His company started managing divestments of non-core businesses of large business houses to mid-market companies. Meanwhile, he built a strong team with more than 15 professionals. He also opened offices at Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata during 2000-2004. He eventually entered the elite world of investment banking by expanding teams, geographical penetration and strengthening focus on achieving successive deal closures in the knowledge-based domestic and cross-border M&As.

There was no looking back since then. Singhi Advisors at the moment is touted amongst top 10 M&A advisory firms in India with footprint in 22 countries globally through strategic stake in one of the largest global networks -Mergers Alliance. The company boasts of the largest mid-market focused M&A advisory team, having closed over 1000 transactions since inception.

In the last 29 years, Singhi Advisors has witnessed all the six cycles of de-control, growth, stagnation, transformation, desperation and globalisation while deeply associating themselves with the changing needs of growing clienteleas well aswith the idea of being relevant to them at all times.

Mahesh Singhi has so far spent over two decades in the corporate advisory and financial services sector, servicing diverse clientele across project consulting, project finance, private equity, venture capital and investment banking. He has serviced over 800 clients across various geographies and diverse sectors.

Keeping up with its track record of ‘Diversity in the Deal Making’, Singhi Advisors in last two decades has exclusively advised multiple transactions valued from millions to billions of dollars, involving family-owned business houses to professionally managed companies, publicly listed companies to privately owned companies, Fortune 500 companies to small & mid-sized companies, cash-backed transactions to equity swaps, cash-rich clients to companies in distress. Such a celebrated track record won him the sobriquet - Mahesh Deal Singhi.

As a professional, he is eternally optimistic, a challenge taker Leo. Being a first generation entrepreneur, he carries absolute positive attitude driven by passion and conviction. His inspiring storyof building up Singhi Advisors from the scratch to one of the leading M&A advisory firms in India is a classic of case of top-class entrepreneurial journey which every aspiring entrepreneur would love to emulate.

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