Founder, Anova Corporate Services
Shekar has almost two decades of experience in renowned multinationals across diversified sectors – FMCG (Lornamead Group), Life Insurance (AMP), Audit & Assurance (KPMG) and Oil & Gas (ExxonMobil) sectors. He is an active Angel Investor and serves as non-executive director in mid-size companies, both in India and abroad.
Shekar has rich experience in the FMCG - M&A space, having lead / been part of over 11 Acquisitions and 4 Divestments, including 100% divestment of UK headquartered Lornamead Group to Hong Kong-based consumer goods group Li & Fung. He has handled many acquisitions as well as divestments, besides re-structuring and re-financing transactions in North America and Europe. In India, he was involved with divestment of Yardley brand to Wipro Consumer Care, and Tura Brand to Godrej Consumer Care.
His deep knowledge and expertise in M&A lead him to establish his own Investment Banking and Advisory Firm – ANOVA Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd. As an advisor having an optimum mix of professionalism and rich experience, he also closely works with Start-ups, bringing in a fresh perspective to the business with his in-depth process knowledge and a focused, methodical approach. ANOVA’s recent M&A deals include OYO Rooms’ acquisition of Novascotia Boutique Homes (now OYO SilverKey), and Megadyne Group acquiring majority stake in Helicord.
Given his passion for teaching and mentoring, he also takes time to share his knowledge wealth through Academic / Guest lectures at various Institutes / Universities / Forums, ensuring corporate employees, entrepreneurs as well as students gain more industry-inclined knowledge sessions.