Bharath Ram Lokkur
Managing Director, Lokkur Investment Advisors Private Limited
Bharath has over fifteen years of experience related to Equities, Debt, Corporate Finance and M&A. He has worked with several leading companies on fund raising and M&A mandates and has built significant relationships with businesses, private equity and venture capital firms investing in India.
He started his career with the high yield research team at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, based in New York. On returning to India, he worked with prominent firms like PwC, KPMG and Grant Thornton in their corporate finance teams. He has extensive experience in advising companies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, valuations and raising capital from private equity funds. He has worked with companies on several domestic and cross-border transactions across sectors including technology, IT services, consumer, manufacturing, oil & gas and healthcare. His clients included domestic companies as well as multinational companies.
Bharath also served as Chair of the Confederation of Indian Industry - Young Indians (CII-Yi) of the Bangalore Chapter for two years. He currently serves on the National Governing Council of CII-Yi. He is also the past member of the NASSCOM GIC committee in Karnataka.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Bangalore University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison - School of Business in the US. At UW-Madison, he was part of the Applied Security Analysis Program (ASAP) where students managed a portfolio of investments.