Hrishi is a president at YES Securities (India) Limited, Oaklins’ member firm in India. He has over 20 years of extensive investment and corporate banking experience across multiple sectors. He has led more than 40 successful M&A, private equity, equity capital market and debt capital market transactions, both domestic and international. At YES Securities, Hrishi leads the core infrastructure, logistics and real estate verticals. Recent transactions include the divestment of a 100% stake of Navayuga Group, a leading Indian EPC company from South India, in two annuity road SPVs to Edelweiss Infra Fund; the sale of Nitesh Hub Mall, a retail mall owned by Nitesh Estates Limited, a leading listed real estate developer in India, to ABIL Group; and the divestment of a 100% stake in four transmission SPVs of Essel Infraprojects, part of the large conglomerate Essel Group, to Edelweiss Infra Fund.
Prior to joining the firm, Hrishi was senior vice president and deputy CEO of investment banking (GCC) at IL&FS Global Finance in Dubai. During this time, he worked on multiple transactions in oil storage terminals, fund and investor identification for the first PPP project in the UAE and the sale of a hotel. Hrishi also spent eight years with IL&FS’ investment banking team in Mumbai and five years with ICICI Bank, also in Mumbai. He is a regular speaker and panelist at domestic and international conclaves focused on infrastructure, transportation, supply chain and logistics in India. He is a chartered accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Gujarat University.