Merchant Banking

VBDesai is a registered Category – I Merchant Banker with the ‘Securities and Exchange Board of India’ (SEBI). The Investment Banking activities in the regulatory domain comprise of:

    • Management of Public IPOs
    • Rights issue, Offer for Sale, Qualified Institutional Placement (QIPs)
    • Managing open offers
    • Buy-backs and
    • Delisting

Merger and Acquisitions

VBDesai’s M&A line of activity exists in ‘Cross Border’ as well as in the ‘Domestic’ sphere. VBDesai maintains a worldwide database of contacts in order to aptly assist clients in fulfilling their inorganic business growth strategies. VBDesai is involved in:

  • Engineering new deals
  • Advising on deals
  • Preparing pitch documents/ Information Memorandums (based on the above) and
  • Performing valuations on targets, and calculating acquisition synergies for the acquirer.

Strategic Partnerships

VBDesai is involved in providing advisory services whereby currently distinct businesses would synergistically complement each other, or synergistically act in concert, such that their combined effort delivers exponential returns to investors. It involves alleviating businesses from one level of competency to another by filling existing ‘competency vacuum(s)’.

Capital Raising

V B Desai assists companies in raising various forms of equity, debt and quasi/ convertible financial instruments and specializes in providing advisory services in raising equity through the following forms:

  • Venture Capital
  • Private Equity and Quasi Equity placement
  • Strategic Investments by Corporates
  • Secondary market offerings/ Placements

V B Desai also provides advisory services in raising debt either on a stand-alone or syndicated basis from Banks, Financial Institutions and International/Mul tilateral organizations in any of the following forms:

  • Indian Rupee long term/short term (working capital) funding
  • Foreign currency borrowings/ External Commercial Borrowings (ECBs)
  • Project financing; and Convertible debt.

Valuation and Corporate Advisory

Corporate Advisory

V B Desai provides specialized and tailor made corporate advisory services to clients on ‘strategic’ as well as ‘financial’ business aspects which include:

  • Capital/Debt Structuring
  • Preparing Project Reports / Appraisals
  • Devising novel Financial Structures
  • Spin-offs, Structuring Leveraged Buy Outs (LBO’s)
  • Compliance related issues involving the
  • Companies Act, 1956/ 2013
  • Takeover Regulations
  • Listing Regulations
  • Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 & 2013


We provide independent valuation for:

  • ESOPs
  • Regulatory Purposes
  • Fairness Opinions
  • Business & IP Valuation




  • V.B. Desai Financial Services Ltd.
    Cama Building, 1st floor, 24/26 Dalal Street, Fort, Mumbai 400 001. India.

    Email : [email protected]
    Phone : +91 22 4077 0777

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