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Chennai, NFAPost: Eiliant, a niche advisory firm, is aiming to become a $25 million entity by 2025 with a global footprint. Keeping this in mind, it is structuring itself to brace up for the growth opportunities.

It has signed up contracts for raising over $12 million during the first six months of FY20 across 3 new mandates in the areas of deep tech and enterprise tech. The company has also signed up 3 multi-year strategic growth-to-exit contracts for challenger brands across organised bakery, wellness and chocolate. Also, it has announced on-boarding of 3 industry veterans as its new partners, making a total of 5 partners across verticals.

The company offers specialised services to unlock value and accelerate growth for startup and mid-market companies across their entire lifecycle through its 4*4 strategy – focus on 4 industry verticals (Science and Technology, Manufacturing, Consumer and Financial Services including Fintech.) across 4 Service Lines ( Business Transformation and Growth Enablement, Investment Banking and M&A, Technology Advisory and Digital Strategy, and CFO and Structuring Advisory).

Since its inception in 2018, Eiliant has grown steadily and recently advised Space-Tech startup, Bellatrix Aerospace to raise $3 million in its Pre Series – A round. The firm has developed a strong investment thesis around Space-Tech, Cybersecurity and Health-Tech, and is building capabilities on scaling and augmenting growth.

Eiliant is focused on mergers and acquisitions, growth capital augmentation, technology strategy, growth consulting and CFO advisory to enable growth, scale and competitiveness for mid-market companies and curated startups. Eiliant has created its own proprietary engagement framework to unlock value and accelerate growth for emerging businesses and challenger brands across their life-cycle, while ensuring investors get better-than-market returns on their investments with Eiliant portfolio companies, the company said in a release.

The company’s new partners are Dean George, who has worked with Arvind, Titan, StoreKing and HCL; Jubin Mishra, who has worked with Accenture, HSBC, Sony and Aavishkaar-Intellecap; and Sachin Gupta, who has worked with LG, Blue Dart, Toll Group before joining Eiliant.

Udit Mitra, Founder, Eiliant Advisors said, “With Dean, Jubin and Sachin joining, we now have a leadership team of accomplished professionals with proven track record across businesses and geographies. At this point, we are running and curating deals across our focused verticals and their addition will help us to broaden our service portfolio across the business life cycle of our clients. This will now enable us to work as an extension for the investors, in achieving their R-o-I and exits, while building competitive business models for entrepreneurs in mid-market and curated startups.”

Anish Sengupta, Co-Founder said, “As a firm, we have a significant focus on deep-tech mandates. We look for enterprise technology companies with a defensible technical moat, reached through significant research and protected by patents or copyrights. With Dean, Jubin and Sachin coming on board, we hope to accelerate growth in this area also”.

Eiliant Advisors is currently working on exclusive mandates in deep-tech company using Artificial Intelligence and Edge Computing to deliver intelligent monitoring and energy savings for large facilities and buildings; a Made-in-India, smart urban mobility solution – automating over 3 million parking spaces across India and South East Asia using proprietary Algorithm. The firm is also looking at various deals across consumer, manufacturing which will be online in upcoming quarters. The firm is targeting to on-board 2 more full life cycle clients during the second half of FY20.


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