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Our Team

INVESTMENT TEAM

Capvent has created a cohesive and experienced team, which is led by 4 senior partners, supported by  a venture partner from Unilever and local investment professionals across offices in India,China and Switzerland. 

Aarti Koya

Vice President

Aarti is a Vice President at Capvent India Advisors, and spends equal time out of our Shanghai and India offices. She is responsible for macro research, due diligence of companies and industries, and performance monitoring. Previously, she worked in the derivatives segment of the National Stock Exchange of India. Her responsibilities included analyzing and monitoring transactions, establishing monitoring benchmarks, automation and integration of the surveillance system and increasing investor awareness. In addition, she was a guest lecturer for derivatives and corporate finance at various Indian institutes and universities. She holds a Masters degree in Financial Services and a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Goa University.

Ray Chou

Senior Associate

Ray is a Senior Associate at Capvent China Advisors. He is responsible for research, deal sourcing, analysis, due diligence and transaction execution. Prior to Capvent, he worked at Morgen Evan & Co., a New York base M&A boutique, at their Shanghai China office and was responsible for cross-border M&A research and transaction execution. Before that, he had a couple of years experience in entrepreneurship in TMT sector and general management in restaurant retail business. He holds a MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management focusing in finance, and graduated with Beta Gamma Sigma society honor.

Souba Giridhar

Vice President

Souba is a Vice President at Capvent India Advisors. She is responsible for research, analysis, due diligence support for investments and performance monitoring. Prior to Capvent, she was an instructor of Marketing and Accountancy for five years. Before that, she worked at Murugappa Morgan Thermal Ceramics and was responsible for the preparation of management reports and costing/budgeting functions. She holds a Masters degree in Commerce from Pondicherry University and has a diploma in Systems Management from NIIT.

Nithin Neelakanta

Senior Analyst

Nithin Neelakanta is a Senior Analyst at Capvent India Advisors. He is a part of the Investment team, responsible for deal sourcing, evaluation, research, analysis and transaction execution. Nithin has more than 10 years of experience in Corporate advisory, Investment banking, Retail banking and Wealth management. He has previously worked for ICICI Bank, YES Bank and HSBC. Prior to Capvent, he was working with a Singapore based Investment Banking and Corporate advisory firm at their Mumbai and Singapore offices and was handling fund raising transactions for Indian companies though Debt, Equity and External commercial borrowings. He is a MBA in Finance and holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Mysore. He has completed CMFAS Module – Rules and Regulations for advising on Corporate Finance in Singapore.

Madhavi Naik

Portfolio Monitoring

Madhavi Naik joined Capvent in 2013. She is responsible for investment monitoring, finance administration and investor relations. She previously worked as a Manager- Taxation & Audit in a Group Shiv Samarth where she was responsible for the Tax Compliance and Internal Audit of the entire group of companies. She has also worked with reputed Tax consultancies in Goa and has 5 years experience in Direct & Indirect Taxation. She is a chartered accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

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