With competition rising across industries, companies everywhere are becoming more creative about how they use their resources –financial, human and physical. To attain financial goals, most organizations look forward to experts in the arena. Beyond the core responsibilities of financial reporting, audit and compliance, planning, treasury and capital structure, today, many CFOs play a stronger role in business strategy, corporate governance and value creation. Having been in the financial industry for more than two decades, Rajesh Mittal foresaw the need for CFOs in a wide spectrum of organizations; who have enough complexities but unable to hire or retain a quality CFO. This gap in leadership role in finance function triggered the inception of Alamak Capital Advisors in 2012. It offers high-quality financial, operational and strategic advice besides providing mergers & acquisitions, debt syndication & restructuring, equity (PE & VC advisory) and business advisory services to its clients across industries.
Talking about the company’s inception Rajesh Mittal, Founder and MD, Alamak Capital Advisors says, “While working on an assignment in London as a CFO, one day I was in a discussion with my CEO and it all started from there”. According to him, this motivation triggered to venture into the market as a one man army, which is now a group of senior professionals from diverse functional and industry background; spanning a collective experience of over 150 years. “Out of my 25 years in corporate life, 12-15 years were in leadership positions in finance function; and therefore my acceptability as an independent strategic financial advisor was recognized quickly. We came across organizations struggling to find a CFO or facing competency gap within their existing team; creating a sweet spot for Alamak.” he recollects.
Being an investment bank that not only helps SMEs in raising funds, but also mentors them in achieving desired growth, Alamak offers independent consultancy services for acquisition strategy, merger integration and financial & legal due diligence. Alamak team has successfully completed number of large M&A transactions in India and abroad, covering diverse industries. “We operate under different verticals- equity, debt and advisory. Under equity advisory we help clients in M&A, equity raising, transaction support services. Our team of senior ex-bankers handles debt restructuring and refinancing. When it comes to financial advisory services, the prominent activity is CFO services by which we help clients to build valuation through strategic road map,” Rajesh explains.
Alamak strives for excellence and offers in-depth analysis and personalized advisory services backed by strong domain knowledge and superior networking relationships
Headquartered in Delhi, Alamak Capital Advisors executes complex, cross-border transactions aided by its focused approach and deep insights. Alamak offers customized solutions; to each of its clients. Rajesh believes in becoming an integral part of the client team and oversee implementation of its advice. “No one size fits all. Bridge the gap between strategy and implementation,” are the buzzword in Alamak. Adelie Foods Group UK, Oxigen Services India, Duet India Hotels, etc are few of the clients that make up Alamak’s prestigious clientele.“We work very closely with our clients and all our assignments get at least director level involvement and support,” adds Rajesh.
Alamak’s remarkable journey has boosted the firm to spread its wings across geographical boundaries.“We have been able to conclude several transactions and wish to do much better. Further, we are planning to expand globally, by setting up branches in Dubai and Singapore over the next 1-2 years,” Rajesh concludes.” Rajesh concludes.