Gaurav has closed more than 35 transactions (M&A, Financings including structured debt and PE / VC raises, Recapitalization, Strategic Alliances and Divestitures, IPO, Follow-On) representing both public and private sellers, buyers and strategic partners in a broad range of technology industries and sectors, including Internet (incl. gaming, e-commerce), Software (incl. Application Software, Infrastructure Software, Vertical SaaS including Health Care IT and Real Estate Marketing Software) and Hardware. Gaurav has also closed transactions for emerging technologies companies in AR, IoT and AI.
Prior to his current role, Gaurav was a Managing Director at Pagemill Partners, a division of Duff & Phelps Securities. Previously, Gaurav worked as an investment banker at Banc of America Securities where he provided advisory services to technology companies on IPOs, follow-on offerings, M&A and debt-related transactions representing more than $3B in aggregate value. Gaurav has successfully completed complex cross-border transactions in geographical regions worldwide including Canada, Europe and Israel. One of his cross-border transactions led ACQ to recognize the transaction as Cross-Border M&A Advisor of the year. Gaurav started his career as an engineer before moving into management roles.
Gaurav holds an MS in engineering from UCLA where he graduated in the top 5% of his class and attended engineering school on a full research fellowship. He also got an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA while working full-time from where he graduated with Anderson Honors.
He is a Licensed Registered Representative (Series 7, 63 and 79) of the National Association of Securities Dealers. He grew up in India and is conversant in Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. He is also co-author of several published papers in scientific journals. He has invested in private companies which have exited to Docusign, Nutanix among others.