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

Media & Entertainment
  • Media & Entertainment Sector

    The Indian M&E sector is taking its place on the global stage as a market with growth potential and investment opportunities. India is set to outperform growing economies with an expected CAGR from 2014-19 of ~14% - almost twice the global M&E growth and is expected to grow from USD 16 billion in 2014 to USD 30 billion by 2019. Digital growth is contributing significantly in all areas - digital media, digital advertising, digital distribution, etc. With spiralling smart phone and internet reach along with affordability, digital channels of M&E are at the brink of an explosive growth trajectory. The growing E-commerce space in India has ensured higher advertising spends across media.

    Focused Sub Segements

    Centrum is focused on pursuing PE and M&A opportunities in Post Production / Processing and Content Delivery mediums like Exhibitions, Broadcast, Digital Media and Radio.

    Recent Deals Closed in the Media Sector:

    • Reliance Mediaworks Ltd, Prime Focus Ltd.

      • Reliance MediaWorks Ltd. acquired 46.34% stake in Mumbai based Prime Focus Ltd. for a total consideration of INR 7.2 Bn.
      • Centrum acted as Manager to the offer by Reliance MediaWorks Ltd. and an Adviser to Prime Focus Ltd.
    • Prime Focus World, Double Negative

      • Prime Focus World acquired ~80-85% of Double Negative.
      • Centrum acted as the Sole Adviser to Prime Focus Ltd.
    • Amagi Media

      • Raised Private Equity funding of INR 300 million from Mayfield Partners.
    • Naaptol Online Shopping Pvt Ltd.

      • Raised Private Equity funding of INR 330 million from Canaan Partners.
    • Adlabs Films Ltd.

      • Raised Term Loans, Managed IPO in 2000, Raised Private equity funding post IPO in 2004, advised on the strategic sale to ADAG in 2007 and provided general Corporate advisory through the years.


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