Leadership

Ripun Jai Mehta

MANAGING PARTNER



Ripun Jai Mehta is the Founder and Managing Partner at Novistra. In his dynamic 20 plus year career in financial services, Ripun has advised global multinationals across the healthcare, media, education and technology... industries, culminating in over 50 M&A and PE transactions.

Ripun leads the firm’s global cross-border M&A practice and specializes in the technology and IT enabled services sector. Complementing his experience in finance is Ripun’s track record as a serial entrepreneur and investor.

Apart from Novistra, Ripun has co-founded two companies in the creative space, 5By7 and ArtNouv, and was a co-founder at Kyma Capital, a London based investment fund. Ripun graduated with an MBA from the London Business School, where he was a Sumantra Ghoshal Scholar. Ripun is based in London and spends his time between London and New York, where he was previously based for over a decade.

Read More | ripun.mehta@novistra.com | +44 7464 307 394, +1 646 645 1935 |

Pankaj Arora

MANAGING DIRECTOR



Pankaj Arora is a Managing Director at Novistra with over 18 years of experience in investment banking, private equity and corporate strategy. Prior to Novistra, Pankaj worked with SNSK, a $500mn private equity fund,... where he was involved with several transactions in the US healthcare technology and services industry.

Pankaj has also held various leadership positions at companies such as Tech Mahindra, Infosys and Dassault Systems. At Novistra, Pankaj advises high-value clients on M&A and capital raising across technology, IT enabled services and healthcare sectors in India and the US.

Pankaj graduated from the Indian School of Business with an MBA in Finance and Marketing. He spends his time between Bangalore, India, and New York.

Read More | pankaj.arora@novistra.com | +91 99006 99332, +1 917 460 0659 |

Peter X. Li

MANAGING DIRECTOR



Peter Li is a Managing Director at Novistra with more than 10 years of experience in executing financial transactions. Prior to Novistra, Peter worked for Moelis & Company, New York, where he led several... cross-border teams and transactions, was a trusted negotiator in high-stakes situations such as debt restructuring, mergers and joint ventures, and was an advisor to boards of directors on capital allocation and growth strategies.

Peter has worked across industries spanning aerospace and defence, automotive, chemicals, consumer, financial institutions, gaming, lodging & leisure, healthcare, metals and mining, technology, and real estate - across North America, Europe and Asia.

Peter graduated with an MBA from the London Business School and is currently based in New York.

Read More | peter.li@novistra.com | +1 917 250 8605 |

Vipul Bhargava

MANAGING DIRECTOR



Vipul Bhargava is a Managing Director at Novistra with over 10 years of experience in the global education industry. Vipul co-founded Novistra’s education practice out of London, leveraging his deep expertise... in the sector as the Founder and CEO of GILT Education, an education focused consulting firm that specializes in cross-border organic growth of education companies.

Prior to founding GILT education, Vipul served as Global Vice President at Education First (EF) where he helped grow the world’s biggest online language learning business across Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Vipul also serves as a specialist advisor to the UK’s Department for International Trade.

Vipul graduated with an MBA from London Business School and is currently based in London.

Read More | vipul.bhargava@novistra.com | +44 7758 129 041 |

Ash Mittel

MANAGING DIRECTOR



Ash Mittel is a Managing Director at Novistra Capital. Ash has over 20 years of international experience working for a number of leading global blue-chip companies including RELX Group, PwC and Goldman Sachs....

As an experienced corporate finance professional, Ash has led on a range of cross-border M&A transactions in the US, UK, Europe, China and India, with over 40+ successful completions. In addition, Ash has held board positions with a number of overseas joint ventures, with responsibility for strategy and commercial execution.

Ash graduated with an ACA from PwC. He is based in London.

Read More | ash.mittel@novistra.com | +44 7970 206 805 |

Nachi Das

MANAGING DIRECTOR



Nachi Das is a Managing Director with Novistra and a seasoned finance professional with 25 years of experience in capital markets in Asia, Europe and the US. His expertise encompasses several areas of investment,... financing, private equity, structuring, portfolio management and risk management in some of the largest financial institutions.

Nachi is a trusted advisor and partner to several initiatives in technology, healthcare, fintech, hospitality and real estate sectors. He is an active angel investor and serves on the boards of directors of several companies.

Nachi graduated with an MBA from the London Business School and International University of Japan. Nachi spends his time between New York and Tokyo.

Read More | nachi.das@novistra.com | +1 917 797 4937 |

Anuj Jaisinghani

VICE PRESIDENT



Anuj Jaisinghani is a Vice President at Novistra, with over 6 years of experience in investment banking and consulting. Prior to Novistra, Anuj worked for KPMG where he was involved with transactions... across various sectors focused on the UK market.

At Novistra, Anuj focuses on M&A in IT enabled services, technology and media and events. Anuj specializes in cross-border transactions between North America, India and the Philippines.

Anuj graduated with a Masters in Finance from Cass Business School, City University, London. He is based in Toronto, Canada, and spends his time between Toronto and New York.

Read More | anuj.jaisinghani@novistra.com | +1 437 234 1151 |

Aditi Khandelwal

SENIOR ASSOCIATE



Aditi Khandelwal is a Senior Associate at Novistra. She assists the team across the technology, IT enabled services and education industries. Prior to Novistra, Aditi worked at Ernst & Young....

Aditi graduated with an MBA from S.P. Jain School of Global Management in Mumbai India. She is a CFA level III candidate, pursuing the discipline of value investing. Aditi is based in New Delhi, India.

Read More | aditi.khandelwal@novistra.com | +91 99583 33022 |

Services

Novistra has a strong track record as a strategic advisor to a diverse range of clients. Our commitment is to deliver successful transactions by creating a rigorous strategy responsive to the varied challenges and milestones undertaken by our clients. We implement a meticulous process for buying, selling and raising capital. A collaborative and partnership approach to working with clients sets us apart from our competitors.

Sell-side


Novistra works closely with entrepreneurs and business owners to help them maximize their shareholder value by conducting a structured exit. We place paramount importance in running a discrete and effective process. Our team understands the journey of an entrepreneur, and the considerations faced by business owners, and we aim to comprehensively guide clients through the process of exiting a venture. Over the years Novistra has built strong relationships with a wide range of strategic and financial buyers in our chosen industries. Sellside clients gain valuable exposure to Novistra’s global networks to identify potential acquirers and achieve strategic exits.

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Buy-side


Novistra provides clients guidance on the best strategies to accomplish inorganic growth, be it through acquisitions directed at expanding product lines, services, gaining a foothold in new geographies, or positioning companies for new opportunities. We partner closely with client management and M&A teams, introducing strategies and acquisition targets that can help create and amplify business synergies, boost top line revenues and reduce costs. While we advise on a client’s immediate growth objectives, we keep our focus on positioning clients to achieve goals and maximize shareholder value over the longer term.

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Growth Capital


Whether the goal is financing organic or inorganic growth plans, or financing a new phase of commercialization, Novistra partners with clients to raise capital from investors that are strategic and complementary to our clients’ business and values. A deep understanding of client needs and our priority industries drives bespoke strategies to identifying equity and debt finance sources which respond to the size of the financing required, the type of transaction, and geographic or regional preferences. Capital raises led by Novistra leverage a depth of experience at every step of the transaction, resulting in a thorough process and ultimately the right investor to help clients advance to the next stage of business goals.

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