Gaurav Deepak is Co-founder and Managing Director at Avendus Capital. He spearheads Avendus’ flagship investment banking business and leads the firm’s international operations. Gaurav was instrumental in setting up the IT-enabled services practice for the firm. He has worked on several large and complex engagements in M&A, PE syndication, equity capital markets and fixed income.
Prior to Avendus, Gaurav worked with ICICI, one of the largest financial institutions in India and was part of a team which made investments in the online travel, payment processing and promotions space. He also worked as an Analyst on deputation for ICICI Securities where he published research and marketed the IPOs of two of India’s leading IT Services companies.
Gaurav Deepak is known as the I-banker of every start up. He is a very hands-on person known for understanding and deciphering a company’s fund-raising pitch in less than 5 minutes. In 2015, Bloomberg named Avendus as the top advisory firm on internet and e-commerce deals in India.
Gaurav is an MBA from IIM Calcutta and a B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur. He served as Director at PNB MetLife India Insurance Co. Ltd. until May 28, 2018. Gaurav lives in Mumbai. He finds work relaxing. That apart, he is an avid reader of books ranging from fiction to history. He loves to spend time with his family.