Investment Banking

Our Investment Banking team provides institutions, entrepreneurs and investors with high-quality, independent financial advice and meticulous execution of deals. Our range of expertise spans from private placements of equity, capital raising in public markets, mezzanine and convertible instruments, to debt syndication, mergers & acquisitions and restructuring advisory. We enjoy strong relationships with leading commercial banks, financial institutions, public & private funds and domestic & foreign institutional investors. Our robust client relationships, world-class human capital, innovation and ethical business practices, have helped us execute transactions worth over INR 2 trillion so far,

Leadership Team

  • Rajendra Naik

    MD - Investment Banking

  • K. R. Menon

    ED - Debt Syndication

  • Rajiv Bakshi

    Senior Advisor

  • Sandeep Upadhyay

    MD & CEO - Infrastructure Advisory

  • Industrials Sector

    The Government of India has set an ambitious target of increasing the contribution of manufacturing output to 25% of GDP by 2025 from the current 16%. 'Make in India' initiative of the Government is a key step to place India as a manufacturing hub on the world map and give it global recognition. India's manufacturing sector could touch USD 1 trillion by 2025. In a major boost to the 'Make in India' initiative, the Government of India has received investment proposals of over USD 16.56 billion from various companies including Airbus, Phillips, Thomson, Samsung, LG and Flextronics among others. India has become one of the most attractive destinations for investments in the manufacturing sector.

    Focused Sub Segments

    Centrum is focused to pursue PE and M&A opportunities in Engineering & Process Equipment, Chemicals, Building Products and Plastics & Packaging.

    • Engineering and Process Equipment

      • The Indian Engineering sector has witnessed a remarkable growth over the last few years, driven by increased investments in infrastructure and industrial production.
      • Capital goods & engineering turnover in India is expected to reach USD 125.4 billion by FY17.
      • Engineering exports from India are expected to cross USD 70 billion in FY15 registering a growth of 15% over the previous fiscal, as demand in key markets such as the US and the UAE is on the rise.
    • Chemicals

      • In terms of volume of production, the Indian Chemical industry is the third largest producer in Asia and sixth largest in the world.
      • Bulk chemicals account for 39% of the Indian Chemical industry, followed by agrochemicals at 20.3% and specialty chemicals at 19.5%. The remaining share is accounted by Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology.
    • Building Products

      • An investment of USD 1 trillion has been projected for the infrastructure sector until 2017, 40% of which is to be funded by the private sector.
      • 45% of infrastructure investment will be funnelled into construction activity and 20% to modernise the construction industry.
      • The Government has launched a number of ambitious building schemes from 'smart cities', housing projects, industrial parks and technological businesses, all of which need supplies of cement, ceramics, paints, electricals, glass, windows and other construction materials.
    • Plastics & Packaging

      • India is presently the third largest consumer of polymers in the world after the US and China, with a 6% global share.
      • India's per capita plastic consumption at 8 kg is way too little when compared to the current per capita consumption of plastics in the US at 109 kg and in China at 29 kg.
      • The low per capita polymer consumption clearly indicates the enormous growth potential of the sector in India. Key players in the market believe that polymer consumption in India will double by 2020, to about 20 million metric tonnes.

    Recent Deal Closed in Industrials Sector

    • Mold-Tek Packaging Ltd.

      • Deal Type: QIP
      • Funds Raised: INR 550 million
      • Centrum advised the company in the placement by positioning and showcasing the company's USP and Growth story to investors like DSP Blackrock, Canara Robeco, SBI Mutual Fund & Principal Mutual Fund.
    • Sarla Performance Fibres Ltd.

      • Deal Type: QIP
      • Funds Raised: INR 470 million
      • Centrum showcased the company via extensive road shows and positioned its Growth story to attract quality investors including DSP Blackrock, Canara Robeco, HDFC Mutual Fund & Tata Mutual Fund.


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