India is expected to recover and get on to a growth trajectory of 7.5% by 2016-17. Financial markets in addition have witnessed some buoyancy and a small recovery seen by the industry, however it is expected to be slow. The resolution of the continuing liquidity crisis & the recovery of the Capex cycle could take another ~2 years to materialize. Once this recovery commences, the infrastructure & project financing requirements of the country is expected to be enormous. Till then Indian markets may witness more pain in the industry and consequently the banking sector in terms of Stressed & Non Performing Assets (NPA).
Udvik Infra is a group of infrastructure professionals that have come together to provide solutions & facilitate the relevant financing structures in tandem with project requirements & India’s enormous infrastructure needs. With the above in mind, Udvik Infra brings in the commensurate management expertise & a unique approach focused on reviving growth in Indian Infra & the economy.
The team at Udvik aspires to setup a new Infrastructure financing platform focusing on growth, development & turnaround management. It now welcomes the opportunity to discuss further with like minded investors.
Project Development, Asset Finance & Hi-Yield/Mezzanine Financing
Business & Financial Advisory to help turnaround stressed assets
Assistance & Strategic Advice in raising funds from banks & capital markets
Proposed FI & Stressed Asset Fund, Credit Enhancement & Infrastructure Private Equity
Suneet is an institutional start-up specialist with 35+ years of experience in the
Infrastructure space across Project Finance, Stressed Assets, Private Equity & Funds,
Investment Banking, PPP-Policy Advisory & Turnaround Management. He has
conceptualized, developed & founded teams in 8-rapid growth start-up situations. Suneet
was formerly the Group EVP at L&T Finance Holdings after having been the founder
MD & CEO at L&T Infrastructure Finance, a $3 Bn platform he built over 9 years.
He has also been closely involved with various infrastructure reforms & PPP initiatives such as the ’91 Liberalization policy, NHAI’s original business plan to name a few. Suneet founded Udvik as his 9th initiative in this space and along with a core team of domain experts he is planning to set up a new turnaround fund & an infra financing platform
Ashutosh is a business strategy specialist with 33+ years of experience across Advertising, Capital Markets, Investment Banking, Funds & Turnaround Management. Typically his work either includes business revamp, startup of new businesses, restructuring, revising & executing strategies to meet a company’s business goals; or expansion of its business inorganically. He also advises firms on business development & organizational strategy, and has been actively teaching over the last decade.
Shekhar Damle has 32+ years of all round PPP experience in Power, Roads, Core & Urban Infrastructure sectors covering project ownership / development / execution, project & structured finance, government & private sector advisory, management consulting and private equity. He has experience in leading portfolios as well as working hands-on at various project levels thereby utilizing his engineering and finance skills.
Not only is Ramesh a strategic thinker, a keen Negotiator & value recovery specialist with > 35 years of experience, but also maintains domain expertise in regulatory advocacy, remedial management & turnaround of NPA’s. He also has experience across investment banking, infrastructure financing, cross border investments & private equity. Key highlights of his career include distinguished roles L&T Infra, Asian Finance & Investment Corp and the Industrial Development Bank of India.
Anil is a corporate finance specialist with 33+ years across Investment Banking, Financial Intermediation & Mgmt, Project Finance, Compliance, Risk Mitigation, Infrastructure Advisory & PPP, Due Diligence and Govt. Advisory. In addition, Anil has led participation & syndication from Banks & Development Finance Institutions for both equity & debt.
Pradeep is a hardcore project management professional with 40+ years experience in concept to commissioning of Large Residential, Township Development, Commercial & Institutional Building projects. He has worked with reputed contracting companies, architects and corporates & maintains a complete understanding of project life cycles from all perspectives.
Sanjeev has 26+ years of experience across banking & financial services, with leadership positions in institutional & corporate banking, restructuring & credit risk management. He has been responsible for developing the strategy of and building a commercial banking business for a leading international bank in India.
Manpreet is a power sector specialist who has, over her 21+ years worked across the entire value-chain ranging from generation to distribution, private sector privatization, investment diligence, regulation, tariff & policy advisory. Having been actively involved in the power reforms process, working with state, private sector & international institutions - Manpreet has a comprehensive understanding of the Indian power space.
Mrudula is a finance professional with 11+ years of experience ranging from advisory & ratings to treasury management. She possesses a detailed knowledge on Credit Ratings in the areas of structured financial products & NPA securitization. Additionally she is experienced in handling rating processes for different types of NBFC’s.
Bhavna is a finance professional with 10+ years of experience across Fundraising & Debt Advisory, Project Finance & Infrastructure Finance. Across major institutions she has been a part of the initial core team mandated with establishing a financial advisory/debt syndication practice.
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