The guru of Services Drafts Gaurav Bhagwat Helping Businesses Unlock the Value I am a Freelance Financial Analyst with strong experience in managing Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) projects and investment rounds. I started my career as a Credit Analyst with CRISIL - A premier rating agency in India owned by S&P. After a stint of 18 months in credit domain, I developed interest in active advisory role and joined Alcor Advisors - an investment banking firm having presence in India and US. During the course of next two years, I worked on sell-side as well as buy-side strategic transactions including buyouts, joint ventures as well as minority investments. During my stint with Alcor, I was responsible for conducting primary and secondary research and development of pitch books, financial analysis, financial modelling and development of marketing material like teasers, Confidential Information Memorandum (CIM) and Business Plans. After two and half years, I joined Corporate Development team of Persistent Systems Limited - an IT products and services company based out of India. Corporate Development team is responsible for overseeing M&A projects and actively managing Persistent Ventures - a proprietary seed fund of Persistent. My role encompasses the broader functions from deal sourcing to execution - financial analysis and feasibility study, valuation, deal structuring, due-diligence and definitive agreements. I would like to utilize above mentioned skills to help businesses grow and unlock the value. Professional and academic details are available on my LinkedIn profile - https://in.linkedin.com/in/gaurav-bhagwat-a76900a. Work Terms I am available 30 hours/week and will bill US$40/hour.