Today’s business world is of growing economy and globalization, so most of the companies are struggling to achieve the optimal market share possible in both – Domestic and International markets. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) inorganically provides a business with a potentially bigger market share and it opens the business up to a more diversified market. The phrase mergers and acquisitions refers to the aspect of corporate strategy, corporate finance and management dealing with the buying, selling and combining of different companies that can aid, finance, or help a growing company in a given industry grow rapidly without having to create another business entity.
ANOVA Corporate Services specializes in Mergers & Acquisitions and provides an end-to-end solution to its clients. Given the experience with domestic and cross border deal structures, ANOVA can arrive at possible effective options to maximize value creation for clients and provide strategic support on pre-transition and post-transition matters. It works closely with the clients during the process and also liaises with advisors on the buyer / seller side to ensure smooth closure and transition.
Critical Elements of Transactions
ANOVA provides DD & VDD (Vendor Due Diligence) services with the intent of maximizing value, minimizing disruption and avoiding late surprises through the disposal process. ANOVA also assists with DD Preparedness for its Clients, with the aim of providing an end-to-end assistance for M&A / Fundraise Advisory for Corporates and Investors.
ANOVA also offers Business Valuation services to provide independent advisory to corporate board of directors, helping them determine the right price to pay or accept for a business. It helps evaluate shareholder value for stakeholders by providing comparatives such as Sales, EBITDA and P/E multiples, to the extent possible, besides identifying the business synergies.
Meet the Persona
Chandrashekar Kupperi, Founder, ANOVA Corporate Services and an Angel Investor has two decades of experience in various multinationals with diversified sector experience – FMCG, Life Insurance, Audit & Assurance and Oil & Gas sectors. Shekar has been part of over 11 Acquisitions and 6 Divestments, including 100% divestment of Lornamead Group to Hong Kong-based consumer goods group Li & Fung for $190 million.
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 a Master’s degree in Business Administration and has also completed a Senior Management certification programme from IIM-Calcutta.
Assisting with Fundraise
The company assists with Fundraising services required to support not only the initial capital requirements but also the growth strategies. The team interacts closely with PE, VC and HNI investors on an on-going basis and has a good understanding of their culture, functioning, investment philosophy and preferences which help facilitate the most appropriate investor–company fit, thus delivering the best value. On the debt side, they arrange funding including banking, asset-based lending, securitization, project debt, senior debt, mezzanine financing, raising debt to finance LBOs or MBOs, acquisition financing and recapitalizations.
ANOVA helps its clients make distinctive, lasting, and substantial improvements in their performance and supports them to achieve:
- Assessment of the business position and future prospects.
- Providing the right valuation opinion and expectation that bridges the gap between aspirations and practicality.
- Finding the right fit between investor, investee and creating a philosophy-value synergy by the right match.
- Structuring the deal to ensure the right execution and transition during the said change.
Ensuring Growth and Tackling Competition
Since ANOVA works pre-dominantly with MSME companies, including early stage start-ups, their work philosophy does not just stop with creating synergies by making the right transactions but also by addressing the fact that it needs to journey through their maturity by mentoring, positioning, and bringing financial discipline through Strategic CFO advisory services. That’s where ANOVA has a differentiating approach from the competition.
Along with acting right and responding according to the changing market dynamics, it is the achievement-oriented and customer-centric strategy that helps ANOVA to excel in every area of their operation. An aggressive plan is required to be the industry leaders, and this is what the organization is continuously doing. Such an approach is motivating their workforce, helping them get the best talent pool from the market and facilitating their growth story.
ANOVA plans to extend its corporate advisory services segment in order to support larger corporates including MNCs and help them mature in business process optimization and efficiency in financial information management and utilization by mentoring them and helping them build a system.
ANOVA is constantly striving to reach beyond the horizons and in that pursuance, is looking to get involved in larger transactions and move towards creating many more cross border transactions. It believes the day of managing the own fund is not far away.