Vishal Kumar

Managing Director, Xander Advisors India

Vishaljoined the Investments group in December 2005 and has since led the team on several transactions. With over 10 years of experience in corporate finance and investments, he oversees all transaction activities including market analysis, negotiations, modeling, due diligence, tax structuring, legal aspects and agreements. He specializes in structuring transactions from legal, tax as well as accounting perspectives and has worked on complex structures like forward buys, optional transactions, covered put transactions, etc. An expert in over 10 Indian cities, he keeps track of a large part of the market and actively sources and analyses investments and exits in those cities.

He heads the Asset Management team and spends substantial time with investee companies to help improve their financial and operating performance as well as exiting the investment. Vishal also heads the in-house financial administration team which is responsible for financial control, treasury and capital management at investee companies.

Prior to Xander, Vishal spent 4 years at Deloitte where he led engagement teams in Mergers & Investments, Valuations, Business Planning, Fund Raising, Due Diligence as well as strategy formulation. His clients included some of the largest Indian and international corporates as well as the Government of India. Vishal has also spent 2 years at Ernst & Young in the financial assurance team and focused on legal, accounting, and corporate practices in India.

Vishal is a graduate in Commerce with Honors from Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and gold medalist MBA from the Institute of Management Technology.