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Chandrashekar Kupperi

Ambassador - Chennai (India)


Chandrashekar Kupperi is Founder of ANOVA Corporate Services, an Investment Banking firm with focus on Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), both Buy-side and Sell-side and Fund Raise.
Shekar, as he is known in his circle, has almost two decades of experience in various multinationals with diversified sector experience – FMCG, Life Insurance, Audit & Assurance and Oil & Gas sectors. His most recent stint was as Group Finance Director with Lornamead Group, a UK based multinational in the FMCG space which owns well-known personal care brands (such as Yardley of London, Finesse, etc.). His prior stints include various finance and audit positions with MNCs such as ExxonMobil and KPMG.
Shekar has a rich experience in the FMCG - M&A space, having led / been part of over 11 Acquisitions and 6 Divestments, across sectors including FMCG, Hospitality and Manufacturing, besides re-structuring and re-financing transactions in North America, Europe and India.
His deep knowledge and expertise in M&A lead him to establish his own Investment Banking and Advisory Firm ‘ANOVA Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd.’ Through ANOVA, he works with Entrepreneurs and Business Owners offering M&A Advisory, besides helping with Fundraise. ANOVA also offers Strategic CFO services to empower Entrepreneurs and Business Owners with financial and commercial acumen and offering support in strategic areas.
Shekar is an active Angel Investor (investments made in start-ups across segments including HealthTech, FMCG, ConsumerTech, Media, LogiTech and FinTech) and also serves as non-executive director in mid-size companies, both in India and abroad. Besides this, he also invests through institutional funds including 1Crowd, IvyCap and LetsVenture.
He is a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and a Company Secretary by qualification; a Rank Holder and Medalist in both ICAI and ICWAI. He is also a member of Institute of Management Accountants, US, Institute of Public Accountants, Australia and Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments, UK. He holds an MBA and has completed a Senior Management Certification programme from IIM-Calcutta.

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