Ankur Agarwal

Strategic Initiatives at Gaana.com

Delhi, IN

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Corporate Finance and Strategy Professional with expertise in M&A, Capital Raising, Investor Relations and Strategic Alliances. Strong advisory and fund raise skills with experience across fintech, payments, financial services & consumer space. Currently working as Lead, Strategic Initiatives with Gaana, based out of Noida.

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PolicyBazaar
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Mar 2020 - Present

Gaana

Strategic Initiatives

Mar 2019 - Feb 2020

PolicyBazaar.com

Associate Vice President, Strategy

Working with PolicyBazaar as part of Strategy and Product teams, driving strategic projects and initiatives as well as helping with Investor relations. Recently closed $300Mn Tiger Global stake sale and $150Mn Tencent investment in PolicyBazaar. Key Responsibilities 1. Corporate Development – Heading M&A vertical, creating a pipeline of acquisition targets to further strengthen the brand 2. International Business Expansion – Responsible for expanding the business overseas, primarily in South East Asia

Feb 2018 - Mar 2019

Strategy Manager

1. Fundraising & Investor Relations – Raise equity capital from PE/ VC firms, identify and connect with potential investors, develop pitch decks and reports, meet and pitch them the business potential, work with due diligence firms, manage the fund raise process till the funds are received and send business updates to existing investors 2. M&A Strategy – End to end deal management from origination to closure; Identify M&A opportunities/targets, evaluate them and present a case to the CEO including impact of synergy, connect with targets to exchange data room 3. Financial Modelling & Business Analysis – Develop detailed business and financial models including P&L projections of existing and new verticals/products and analyze critical metrics with focus on new areas of growth 4. Strategic Alliances and New Lines of Revenue – Execute deals with media firms, tie up with banks & NBFCs for co-branded products, analyze feasibility of partnerships and generate new revenue lines within the company

Feb 2015 - Jan 2018

Investment Banking Analyst

Key Responsibilities ▪End-to-end engagement from pitching to transaction closure, working across sectors, on Advisory deals and ECM transactions; Generate leads for potential deals in Private Equity, M&A and fund raising ▪Preparation of Pitch Books for business development, Information Memorandum & teasers for transactions; Research and analysis of industry trends; Preparation of Trading Comps and Transaction Comps; Financial Models & Analysis

Apr 2014 - Feb 2015

Analyst

1. Forecasted quarterly & annual automobile demand (passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles and Two wheelers) in India for SIAM 2. Assisted a leading tire manufacturer in deciding whether to enter a segment of Truck and Bus (T&B) tire manufacturing based on market sizing(forecasting) and competitive landscaping in T&B tire after market 3. Research on Taxi Industry: Market and Competitive landscaping of taxi market in Indian Metros to determine the market share of Meru in each city. Forecasted the industry size based on operational parameters

Apr 2013 - Jun 2013

India Infoline Ltd

Summer Intern

Worked as Investment Banking Intern with India Infoline. Assisted the investment banking team in making pitch presentations for various companies and worked on live banking deals to support the transaction execution process Made recommendations to the team for the potential targets for equity capital raise in key sectors of economy

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Jun 2010 - May 2012

Infosys

Systems Engineer

Software developer for Microsoft project CHIP (Channel lncentive Program) Developed user-interface module for the project Individually managed and co-ordinated a Buzz portal for Infosys Chennai that handled executive and client calls

Education

2012 - 2014

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance, General

2006 - 2010

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.), Computer Science

2001 - 2006

Ramjas School, New Delhi

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