Co-founder, Managing Director & CEO, Avendus Capital
Ranu heads Avendus and is responsible for its overall growth. He has spent the last 20 years in the Indian financial services industry, concluding several marquee transactions in Investment Banking and Private Equity. Avendus is a leading provider of financial services with an emphasis on customized solutions in the areas of investment banking, wealth management, asset management and credit solutions. Avendus relies on its extensive experience, in-depth domain understanding and knowledge of the regulatory environment, to offer customized solutions that enable clients to meet their strategic aspirations.
Avendus has a strong track record of cross-border transactions and has helped multiple clients benefit from opportunities across geographies. Avendus’ wide range of clients is testimony to its ability to serve its corporate clients throughout their life cycle – from growth stage funding to complex, large sized transactions later in the cycle. Avendus Capital Inc. and Avendus Capital (UK) Pvt. Ltd. located in New York and London respectively are wholly owned subsidiaries offering M&A and Private Equity syndication services to clients in the respective regions.
From being known as Coolstartups, operating from above a garage in Mumbai in 1999, to becoming a company of 325+ employees that is consistently ranked as India’s top name in investment banking, Avendus has carved a niche for itself by partnering with exceptional entrepreneurs, family offices and corporate treasuries.
Prior to co-founding Avendus, Ranu worked with a Tampa (USA) based technology and media investment bank, Communications Equity Associates (CEA), and Hinduja Finance, a diversified financial services firm.
He holds an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi and a BTech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.