Worldwide Finance Awards 2022

42 Acquisition International - Worldwide Finance Awards 2022 May22093 Investment Banking Firm of the Year - India n Sanskrit language, Lastaki means “bow” or “launching pad”. For companies across India, that is precisely the service the team offers – a way to build their businesses to ever greater heights. To this talented team, led by Founder & Managing Partner Mr. Dev Raman, a well-timed and strategic intervention can make an enormous difference to the level of success a business achieves. With access to the right investors, advisors and partners to support upcoming organisations, the team is proud to achieve truly breathtaking success. The team’s track record in unlocking value for the mid-market is truly incredible, utilising its specialized practices in equity/ debt capital raising, M&A (mergers & acquisitions), and management advisory to I Scaling up a business beyond a certain size requires an enormous amount of work. Usually this change is incredibly costly, altering the very foundations on which the organisation is operated. For SMEs undergoing this process it can be hard to find the capital to unleash their potential. That is precisely the intention behind Lastaki Advisors. Responsible for representing numerous businesses in the region, they have been justly recognised in the Worldwide Finance Awards. We look more closely to uncover why. support its clients. Businesses in every sector can benefit from the wisdom offered by the Lastaki Advisors team, with organisations in sectors such as Technology, Media & Entertainment, Digital Media & Internet, Enterprise SaaS, E-commerce & Platforms, Consumer and D2C, Telecom, Real Estate, Financial Services, Pharma, Auto, Infra, Agriculture among others being supported by the firm’s efforts. The award for “Investment Banking Firm of the Year – India” is one which is well deserved. The team offers clients a knowledgedriven approach that takes advantage of the expertise of its skilled professionals. Many of the team come from top management positions, and leverage extensive networks for the client’s benefit. Lastaki finds opportunities that are unique, many of which cannot be matched by other competitor companies. Over the last decade, the team has completed over fifty transaction deals, including crossborder M&A, PE and VC funding. At its heart, this is a proven team that has a track record of exceptional results. Of course, no business thrives simply because of financial investment. The growth of a firm not only means an injection of money, but new experiences needed in order to thrive. To provide the comprehensive service expected by businesses that are expanding, Lastaki offers management advisory services specifically aimed at supporting midmarket businesses to achieve impressive growth and profitability. This level of partnership builds strong relationships that guarantee the successful implementation of new ideas. The team’s incredible knowledge of how to sell the best in the market gives them much needed insights when it comes to assisting buyers who want to acquire businesses in India. Having an approach which is structured more carefully is a crucial part of how the teamwill find people who are building robust, inorganic growth. Instead of considering “what is available?”, buyers should explore the market as a whole, delving into viable acquisition targets based on pre-defined criteria. The success of Lastaki is no small surprise when you consider the level of focus that goes into every one of their transactions. They aren’t merely hired in to consult, but to operate as partners to their clients. This strong relationship lies at the heart of each of Lastaki’s business dealings. We cannot wait to see how this approach brings the team even more success, and even more growth to India as a whole. Company: Lastaki Advisors Name: Dev Raman, Founder & Managing Partner Email: