People Digest: Cyril Amarchand gets new PE head; Adrian Mowat joins CLSA

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Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) has appointed Ravindra Bandhakavi as a partner and head of private equity practice while CLSA has roped in Adrian Mowat as its chief strategist.

Cyril Amarchand gets new PE practice head

Law firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) has appointed Ravindra Bandhakavi as a partner and head of private equity practice. He will be based in the firm’s Delhi office.

Bandhakavi has over 18 years of experience, and focuses on private equity and mergers & acquisitions transactions and works closely with numerous private equity funds and financial institutions on their investments in India across various sectors, the firm said in a statement.

Before joining CAM, he was with Trilegal for about four and a half years. Prior to this, he was with the erstwhile Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.

Adrian Mowat joins CLSA as chief strategist

CLSA on Tuesday said it has roped in veteran banker Adrian Mowat as its chief strategist, according to media reports.

Prior to joining CLSA, Mowat worked with JP Morgan in Hong Kong from 2002 to 2017, first as chief Asian equity strategist and later as chief Asian and emerging markets equity strategist.

Mowat is an emerging market equity specialist with 30 years of combined buy and sell-side experience.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.