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  • PE Transaction

    Undisclosed

    Wildcraft

    Wildcraft1
  • PE Transaction

    USD 22 Mn

    Shadowfax

    Shadowfax1
  • PE Transaction

    100 Mn

    Five Star Business Finance

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  • Structure Finance

    USD 50 Mn

    Meitra Hospital

    Meitra
  • PE Transaction

    USD 30 Mn

    OrbiMed

    Orbimed
  • Q I P

    USD 18 Mn

    Neuland Laboratories

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  • PE Transaction

    Undisclosed

    Naturell India Pvt Ltd

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  • M&A Transaction

    Undisclosed

    HCL Services

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  • Structured Debt

    Undisclosed

    Sabka Dentist

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  • PE Transaction

    Undisclosed

    Go Fashion

    GO COLORS
  • Structured WC

    Undisclosed

    North End Foods

    sohanlal1
  • M & A Sellside

    Undisclosed

    Next Wave Multimedia

    nextwave
  • Commercial Paper

    USD 15 Mn

    Amul

    amul
  • PE Transaction

    USD 15 Mn

    Kinara

    KINARA1
  • PE Transaction

    USD 32 Mn

    Ess Kay Fincorp Ltd

    Esskay
  • PE Transaction

    USD 10 Mn

    Specsmakers Opticians

    specsmakers1

Spark Capital is a leading mid-market investment bank that provides focussed solutions to its clients. Started by a group of passionate and well-networked finance professionals, Spark is today recognized as a leading go-to investment bank in the South, specifically among mid-market corporates.

From assisting corporates raise equity and debt capital from marquee names; to delivering best-in-class research and execution capabilities to institutional investors; and helping manage and grow the wealth of high-net worth individuals with customised solutions, Spark’s offerings encompass the full suite of services.

We pride ourselves in our ability to do a 360-degree view on our client’s businesses while advising them on the best course forward. While engaging with clients as a close ally, Spark does not hesitate to be critical of their requirements if it believes it could lead to sub-optimal outcomes.

Board of Directors

  • Y Rama Rao

    RamaRao

    Senior Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

  • K Ramakrishnan

    KRamakrishnan

    Senior Managing Director, Strategic Relationships

  • Kapil Ramamurthy

    KapilRamamurthy

    Senior Managing Director, New Business Initiatives

  • V Suresh Babu

    VSureshBabu

    Senior Managing Director, Finance & Operations

  • Thyagesh Baba

    Thyagesh

    Non-Executive Director

  • Y Rama Rao

    RamaRao

    Senior Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

  • J Ganeshram

    Ganeshram Jayaraman

    Managing Director, Institutional Equities

  • Skanda Jayaraman

    skanda-photos

    Managing Director, Investment Banking

  • WV Shanker

    Shanker

    Managing Director, Fixed Income Advisory

  • S Vijayaraghavan

    Vijayaraghavan

    Director, Equity Research

RamaRao

Y Rama Rao,

Senior Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Rama – builder of relationships, trust and a canny visionary – believes that clients must gain from every interaction with Spark, be it routine or strategic. And this is one aspect he keeps a close eye on. Rama gets personally involved when it comes to business advisory and capital raising areas. A first generation entrepreneur, Rama is an MBA from BIM Trichy – education which he thereafter put to good use and honed through stints at Peregrine Capital and ITC Financial Services.

KRamakrishnan

K Ramakrishnan,

Senior Managing Director, Strategic Relationships

Ramakrishnan (Ramki) is Spark’s go-to man for all of their strategic relationships. Finely tuned into the ecosystem, he is Spark’s most visible face. With over two decades of experience including a stint at ICICI Securities as their Investment banking head for South India, Ramki brings trust and relationships to play at Spark and acts as a custodian of clients’ interests. He is an MBA from BIM, Trichy.

KapilRamamurthy

Kapil Ramamurthy,

Senior Managing Director, New Business Initiatives

Another member of the founding Team, Kapil oversees the Investment Advisory business apart from playing a key role in all the strategic decisions/initiatives of Spark. With extensive background across public market equities and debt structuring, Kapil has previously worked with HDFC Bank, GE Capital and Standard Chartered Bank. He is an MBA from BIM, Trichy.

VSureshBabu

V Suresh Babu,

Senior Managing Director, Finance & Operations

Suresh is the point man of Spark’s businesses from a finance, compliance, technology and risk standpoint. He was part of the leadership team that conceptualised Spark’s entry into the Institutional Equities business. An MBA from BIM, Trichy, he started his career with Synergy Credit Corporation at Mumbai, and has had stints with Cholamandalam Securities and IL&FS Investsmart.

Thyagesh

Thyagesh Baba,

Non-Executive Director

Part of the founding team, Thyagesh is a die-hard investment banking and equities man. Nothing gives him more of a rush than a deal sourced or executed. Since his exit from an active role at Spark, Thyagesh lives in Singapore and spends his time pursuing personal interests. An MBA from IIM Bangalore, Thyagesh worked with Peregrine Capital and Citigroup before Spark came into being.

RamaRao

Y Rama Rao,

Senior Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Rama – builder of relationships, trust and a canny visionary – believes that clients must gain from every interaction with Spark, be it routine or strategic. And this is one aspect he keeps a close eye on. Rama gets personally involved when it comes to business advisory and capital raising areas. A first generation entrepreneur, Rama is an MBA from BIM Trichy – education which he thereafter put to good use and honed through stints at Peregrine Capital and ITC Financial Services.

Ganeshram Jayaraman

J Ganeshram,

Managing Director, Institutional Equities

Ganeshram heads the institutional equities division at Spark. Home grown and a highly rated Banking analyst, Ganeshram has over 15 years of experience in equities. He uses his background and network in corporate banking to go the extra mile with his research, having spent years with Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Skanda Jayaraman,

Managing Director, Investment Banking

Skanda heads the investment banking division at Spark. He has led transactions and successfully closed deals in various sectors, including Healthcare Services where Spark Capital enjoys a leadership position. Skanda holds a master’s degree in Financial Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his earlier work experience include roles as a risk management specialist at Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) and PricewaterhouseCoopers(Singapore).

Shanker

WV Shanker,

Managing Director, Fixed Income Advisory

Shanker heads Spark’s Fixed Income Advisory division. In his last stint at IndusInd Bank, Shanker focussed extensively on creating structured and tailor-made solutions to clients across a wide range of sectors in South India. An MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur, Shanker has over 20 years of industry experience across companies such as Tata group, Citicorp and ICICI Bank.

Vijayaraghavan

S Vijayaraghavan,

Director, Equity Research

Vijayaraghavan has significant sell-side equity research experience, apart from portfolio management and treasury functions. With Spark Capital’s Institutional Equities, he initiated standalone listed companies in multiple sectors under the brand Mid-cap Ideas at Spark (MID@S). He has specific interests in Infrastructure, Industrials and Cement sectors. He is a Chartered Accountant.

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Investment Banking

Tailor-made solutions. Client-centric approach.

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THE SPARK WAY

  • Global perspectives and global reach for local entrepreneurs
  • Relationships and local insights to global Investors
  • ‘Responsible’ banking with dedicated and experienced bankers through the life cycle of a relationship

KNOWLEDGE BANKING

  • In-depth knowledge of clients’ requirements across the life cycle of their evolution
  • Integrity of solution for the client is the only goal; transactions – an enabler
  • Investment Banking in the advisory mould-relationship approach and multiple transactions across growth cycle of client

DEEP SECTOR EXPERTISE

  • Understanding and articulation of the Investment Proposition at the core of our engagement
  • Conviction-based banking central to repeated success in evangelising stories across Consumer, Healthcare, Financial, Infrastructure and Technology sectors

LIFECYCLE OFFERINGS

Passion to bring the entire gamut of offerings:

  • Late stage VC
  • Early stage PE
  • Late stage PE
  • Buy-outs
  • M & A
  • Capital Market offerings

Careers

Aspire for a job that gets you to do real business from Day One?

Believe you have an ability to put yourself in a client’s shoes in every aspect of the work you do?

Fancy blazing a trail?

Careers

We practice an open-office policy.
We believe in empowerment, not hierarchies. We believe in ears to the ground, not just feet on ground.
We believe that with autonomy and freedom comes great responsibility.
If you think you’ll fit the bill, write in to us at hr@sparkcapital.in
and we’ll be happy to explore avenues for engagement.

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