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Mergers Alliance celebrates 25th Anniversary of Singhi Advisors, its partner in India

21st December 2016

62 Mergers Alliance professionals traveled to India for its biannual meeting and to celebrate, together with Singhi's team, its clients and more than 200 business contacts, 25 years of hard work and success

At the end of the 80, when India started opening its arms to the world, Mahesh Singhi, Founder and Managing Director of Singhi Advisors, arrived to Mumbai as a young engineer ready to live his dream, advice first-time entrepreneurs to set up companies and turn them into successful businesses. He started as a “one man” project consultancy firm moving from project advisory to project finance and finally to full-fledged corporate finance / syndication services resulting on the creation of Singhi Advisor with a team of first class knowledgeable professionals.

The Indian market stagnated between 1997-98 forcing Singhi to find new terrains for growth moving into business restructuring and venture capitalist funding during “dot com” boom of 1998-2000. From 2000 to 2004 the team grow to over 15 professionals and opened offices at Delhi, Bangalore & Kolkata.

Singhi Advisors continued to extend its service offerings over the years to remain relevant to the enhanced expectations of its expanding list of clients.

Building on a long and illustrious journey dating back to 1991, Singhi Advisors is today positioned as India’s premier global Investment Banking firm. Priding itself on its client service, innovative approach, broad range of practice offerings, world class infrastructure and inspired professionals, looking forward to going from strength to strength.

Mahesh’s dream started 25 years ago but this dream could only be turned to reality as one team, a team with a shared vision, a character of a family and an ability to dream and work together.

Independently minded, the firm nevertheless has an international outlook. As a Mergers Alliance partner, Singhi has strong connections with mid-sized investment banking firms across all major markets of the world, delivering service to its clients across the globe.

Singhi Advisors’ culture and reputation makes a difference from its peers and provide a strong foundation for future success. This success relies on a client-centered culture of dedicated professionals doing the right thing to deliver the best of the Firm. At a time when global financial institutions continue to be under scrutiny in all aspects of their business, Singhi Advisors strongly believes that reputation is its most precious asset. Once damaged or lost, it is very difficult to restore.

Singhi’s history reflects its continued commitment to conducting all its business activities in accordance with its core values and in full alignment with the letter and spirit of applicable laws, regulations and policies. Mahesh understood from the beginning that maintaining the trust of his clients was essential for success, and Singhi stayed true to this guiding principle. Its culture and values honor both its history and aspirations for the future. 


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