7 October 2019

Manoj Balwani joins BDA as Director & Head of Technology, India

7 October 2019

Manoj Balwani joins BDA Partners as Director & Head of Technology, India. He will help strengthen BDA’s expertise in Technology sector M&A in India, across Asia, and in conjunction with BDA’s strategic partner William Blair.

Manoj Balwani has 11 years of investment banking experience in the Technology sector. He was most recently Associate Director at Edelweiss Financial Services in Mumbai, where he advised on transactions in the Technology, Media, Telecom and Education sectors. He began his investment banking career at Avendus Capital, followed by Technology Investment Banking at Ernst & Young India. He holds a dual degree (BTech and MTech) from IIT Madras.

His clients include Altran, FINO, IndiaMart, Jupiter Capital, Majesco, Macmillan Group, Mastek, Moody’s/ICRA, Motif, Nazara, Tejas Networks, TIME Education, TTEC, ISON Group, What’s on India, and Zensar Technologies. These relationships will complement and expand BDA’s activities in India, where TMT M&A and Private Equity activity remain robust. 

Andrew Huntley, Senior Managing Director at BDA, said, “BDA is making a significant push in the Technology sector across Asia. Manoj brings a track record and insight into the Technology sector.” 

Jeff Acton, Partner and Head of Technology at BDA added, “With Manoj’s experience in the Technology sector, BDA’s global network and the ECM capabilities of our partner William Blair, we will be able to provide full service support to entrepreneurs, VC and Private Equity investors for M&A, capital raising and IPOs of Tech companies in India.”

Kumar Mahtani, Managing Director and Head of BDA Mumbai, added, “India is a leader in Tech, a key sector in India and across the world. Manoj’s experience will give us good impetus in Private Equity and M&A transactions.”

About BDA

BDA Partners is the global investment banking advisor for Asia. We are a premium provider of Asia-related advice to sophisticated clients globally, with over 20 years’ experience advising on cross-border M&A, capital raising, and financial restructuring. We provide global reach with our teams in New York and London, and true regional depth through our seven Asian offices in Mumbai, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo. BDA has deep expertise in the Chemicals, Consumer & Retail, Health, Industrials, Services and Technology sectors. We work relentlessly to earn our clients’ trust by delivering insightful advice and outstanding outcomes.

BDA Partners has strategic partnerships with William Blair, a premier global investment banking business, and with DBJ (Development Bank of Japan), a Japanese Government-owned bank with US$150bn of assets. bdapartners.com

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