Rohit is responsible for managing client engagements in the areas of IT Services, Enterprise Mobility, Semiconductor Engineering Services, Telecom Software and Social Media. Rohit has over 15 years of Investment Banking and Private Equity experience across the US, Asia Pacific and Middle East and 6 years of Project Engineering experience at a world-leading provider of wireless technology.
Prior to joining MergerTech, Rohit was the head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (“TMT”) corporate finance practice at Avista-Houlihan Lokey, a Pan-Asian Investment Banking advisory firm with a strong focus on cross-border M&A and restructuring practice. While at Avista-Houlihan Lokey, Rohit initiated several relationships with Corporates and Regional Private Equity / VC’s to help manage deal flow and originate new client engagements that fit the mid-market strategy of the firm. Rohit led a variety of transactions at all stages, from initial client pitch to transaction closing.
Rohit previously worked at Bear Stearns and SG Cowen in New York in the Technology, Media and Telecom sector where he advised on M&A and capital markets transactions for a broad range of large-cap clients, including Nortel Networks, Time Warner, Thomson Corporation, Viacom, Disney, Avaya and Savvis.
Notable transactions include advising Claxon Interactive Group on the divestiture of its Pay TV networks in Latin America to Time Warner, NewsPage Pte in its sale to Accenture, The Thomson Corporation on the acquisition of Solucient, Nortel Networks on its $8.2 billion bid for Avaya, Avocent Corporation on its acquisition of Cyclades Corporation, $1.1 billion offering of Senior Convertible Debt by Nortel Networks Corporation, the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Savvis in connection with the restructuring of US $300 million Convertible Preferred Stock, Private Equity growth capital investment in EBLA Computer Consultancy Kuwait.
Rohit started his career at Qualcomm in California as an Engineer. He was an initial member of the CDMA 2000 software development team, and led the first 3G integration trials in South Korea. While at Qualcomm, Rohit was awarded a US Patent for designing and implementing a system which significantly improves the system capacity of a CDMA cellular network.
Rohit received an MBA from Cornell University and an M.S. in Computer Science from Drexel University.