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Hari or Harikrishnan Ananthanarayanan of Apta Advisors

Hari (Harikrishnan Ananthanarayanan)
Founder Partner, APTA Advisors LLP
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Entrepreneur  |  Senior M&A, Technology professional

With a rich industry and transaction experience in the tech sector, Hari brings tremendous insights and expertise as a sell-side and buy-side advisor to owners/CXOs of tech companies.

Hari leverages his strong network with technology business, start-up owners and deep understanding of latest technologies to advice on mergers and acquisitions, exit planning and value enhancement, and growth funding.

Past Experience

Satyam / TechMahindra: Program Manager – Multiple client projects; General Manager M&A – planning and execution of M&A for various BUs

Sample Transactions

  • Buy-side advisor to UST Global on their acquisition of Sevitech Systems, Accrete Hitech semicon design services firms.
  • Sell-side advisor to Terafast Networks a cloud infrastructure firm on the sale of the company to Saksoft.
  • Buy-side advisor to Grid Dynamics on their acquisition of Mutual Mobile.
  • Sell-side advisor to Monarch Infotech on their sale to American Cyber Systems.
  • Sell-side advisor to CSM Software on the sale to Solize Group, a Japanese engineering group.
  • Buy-side advisor to a Aspire Systems on their purchase of select assets in US bankruptcy sale of Quadrant 4 Systems.

Exit Planning Advisory

  • A Salesforce and data integration services company with 150 people (India)
  • A Lowcode services firm with ~100 people (US + India)

Praveen R of Apta Advisors

Praveen R
Vice President, APTA Advisors LLP

Praveen started his career as an M&A professional in 2010. Throughout his career, he has worked on over 50 M&A pursuits, predominantly in the technology space.

Praveen boasts rich experience and qualifications in both technology and finance domains, making him the ideal advisor for technology transactions. His strong business acumen enables him to identify the right M&A opportunities and provide unbiased advice to principals on both the Sell and Buy sides.

Praveen has worked on transactions spanning the globe, including the US, Germany, India, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia, giving him operational and regulatory knowledge across these geographies. This critical skill assists him in advising clients to recognize potential risks in a transaction and take suitable remedial steps to ensure transaction completion within established timelines.

Past Experience

Past work experiences include positions at Deloitte and American Express.

Praveen is an alumnus of IMT-Ghaziabad and the College of Engineering Trivandrum.

APTA Advisors operates on a solid foundation with a focus on professional engagement, unbiased advice and maximising value to stakeholders.