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.