The basic essential to start a new business venture are seed funding and an idea that you hope will change the world. At the time of liberalization in India, various MNCs entered the market leaving little room for small organizations to set up shop and grow. When compared to the MNCs that had just entered the market, the established organizations lacked the capital required to compete within the same market. Born out of this necessity to find capital and to manage finances competently, several financial consultants came to the fore. One of them was Asia Pacific Inc, a provider of end to end solutions, along with advisory services in the field of corporate finance, debt syndications, private equity participations, structured finance, project funding and corporate restructuring. Founded in 1992, the organization’s sole aim is to aid companies financially.
API works hard to minimize the risk involved for investors while investing money. The organization’s core competency though lies in the seamless way the services are accorded, in the areas of debt management, equity etc where structured funding, factoring, private equity, mezzanine funding and management buyout play a big role.
Starting Out Strong
The vision to start the firm was held by Radha Krishna, who in the early years of liberalization realized the value of financially managing the companies which were mushrooming everywhere. Back then it was common for companies to run out of fuel as a consequence of mismanagement of company resources. In addition to that, there was a scarcity of accessibility to funds for companies in various other sectors such as construction,
manufacturing, real estate to name a few. Radha identified these gaping holes in the industry and thus founded Asia Pacific Inc. For API, the challenges that existed then persist even today but the company has cut through major mountains in its 25 years of existence.
The aids from the financial institutions were not reaching the aimed targets and finding accessibility to the various sites and sources of capital wasnot the easiest of tasks. The solutions had to be synonymous with the requirements of the client’s and the investor’s understanding of the risk involved in the framework of structured funding. The company renders its dynamic solutions in an impeccable manner so as to meet the specific needs of its clients.
“The end to end solution which involves commitment to the growth of its clients based on strategy and provision of macro and micro economics of the local markets has lead to API being the market leader in financial consultancy space”
Having been in the industry for over two decades API has amassed ample local knowledge which has now become the organization’s USP. Leveraging their industry experience and presence in the industry, has helped API to have an upper hand over its competitors. The end to end solution which involves commitment to the growth of its clients based on strategy and provision of macro and micro economics of the local markets has lead to API being the market leader in financial consultancy space. Real Estate and Healthcare are some of the few core segments that API has gained expertise in fund raising for its clients.
The roadmap ahead for the company is expansion. In the words of the founder Radha says “We are working towards expanding our services to Financial Due Diligence; expanding it to many more clients; and include various other segments such as educational infrastructure under our expertise. We would also like to revive companies which are in distress; that is of real value to us.” With a strong vision for the future, API is poised for further growth in the years to come.