Director in the London office helping companies and financial investors evaluate and leverage technology effectively. Deep software sector experience as an advisor, developer, and entrepreneur.
Vikas is a Director in the London office focusing on all aspects of transaction advisory, spanning commercial and technology due diligences, transaction execution and post-transaction value creation. His professional experience ranges from advising companies and their investors on corporate and investment strategy to building and evaluating software solutions.
For over 10 years, Vikas has helped leading PEs and corporates evaluate market attractiveness and strategic fit of potential acquisition/ investment targets. During this time, he has also originated and successfully executed many strategic planning and analysis projects, and M&A/ capital raise mandates.
Vikas has worked with a wide range of software companies, comprising vertical-focused software, such as Financial software, Telecoms software, Healthcare IT, Public Sector Software and Music Software, as well as horizontal software, such as ERP, BI/ Analytics, SaaS and E-commerce. He has also completed projects in Digital/ Traditional Media, Telecoms, IT/ BPO Services and IT Distribution.
Vikas’ professional experience also includes six years in software development and IT Consulting, acquired in USA, Europe and Asia. He developed one of the first e-commerce platforms for GE Plastics, fund tracking and trading applications for Dresdner Bank and Piper Jaffray, and fully automated testing products for CenturyLink. In his spare time, he continues to develop his code library for web data mining.
Vikas holds a B. Tech in Engineering from IIT Delhi and an MBA from London Business School.
➢ Capital raise for Big Data/ analytics vendor, RavenPack, from Draper Esprit
➢ Sale of Dutch IT distributor, Infotheek, to Sweden-based Altor
➢ $130m capital raise for Kenya-based Wananchi Group – the second largest capital raise by a start-up in Africa in 2014
➢ Carve-out and sale of IdéoSanté, a French healthcare software developer
➢ Sale of Slando, owned by the Gumtree ex-founders, to Naspers
➢ Sale of UK-based law enforcement software developer, Memex, to US-based SAS
➢ Sale of Telindus IT Services subsidiaries of Belgacom in Spain, Italy and Sweden