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Ladderup, a boutique investment bank has appointed Deepak Ladha a senior executive from Lazard India on its board as executive director to target big ticket domestic and cross-border merger & acquisitions (M&A) transactions.

Ladha has over 13 years of experience in the corporate finance space and his last assignment was with Lazard India where he worked for over 6 years as director in the advisory business with a focus on M&As.

Prior to Lazard, Ladha worked with HSBC in their corporate finance team for 5 years and with Rabo India for 2 years. Some of the deals which Ladha had led at Lazard include the recent transaction where International Paper Company acquired majority stake in AP Paper ($425 million), Avantor's acquisition of RFCL ($100million) and Chuganee Family's exit from Sabero Organics.

Ladderup is a boutique Investment Bank promoted by Sunil Goyal, a prominent chartered accountant who was also chairman of Western India Regional Council of the ICAI. Some of the deals Ladderup has been involved include Motilal Oswal Private Equity’s investment in Parag Dairy Products, Banyan Tree PE and DEG’s investment in Deepak Fasteners (a Ludhiana-based industrial fasteners company owning ‘Unbrako’ a global brand in industrial fasteners), sale of Waaree Instruments (a process control instruments manufacturer) to Baumer Group (a Swiss major in process control instruments and sensors).

“Ladha brings with him immense knowledge and strength in M&A on both domestic as well as international space. He has huge relationships with the large industrial houses in India and also brings with him global relationships which will help Ladderup build its global platform on the M&A front,” Sunil Goyal, founder of the Ladderup Group said.

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