Vice President of Deals (T/IPP)
Rishabh has over seven years of experience in executing complex mandates focused on Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, Private Equity and Corporate Development. Along with a demonstrated ability to deliver projects across the entire deal spectrum on both buy-side and sell-side mandates by working closely with various stakeholders across the deal life cycle.
Rishabh has diverse experience across private equity, investment banking, and equity research. This experience has helped him understand the true value of building a team and providing opportunities for them to grow and excel in their work as well as grow as “fine human beings.” This remains one of the key values he aims to bring to Blackford from a cultural standpoint.
History & Education
Rishabh previously worked as the Senior Manager at Avalon Global Research, leading a team of 12 working across verticals within the M&A and private equity domains. He has experience working with clients across the United States, Canada, UK, Middle East and India, from large institutional banks to boutique investment firms and family offices.
Rishabh holds a master’s in commerce from Mumbai University and is a CFA Charterholder.
Rishabh has been involved in various buy-side and sell side transactions ranging from manufacturing companies to unique businesses such as digital commerce-related businesses, sports and recreational activities, and advertising and financial services companies.
He worked with companies across the world in an outsourced capacity to run deal processes through the transactions. Deal sizes have ranged from $3MM to $50MM USD.
Rishabh was raised primarily in Mumbai, India, where he played school and college-level basketball and was part of a cover band. He still enjoys playing the guitar and making music, along with cooking. He is fluent in both English and Hindi.