CEO, Scient Capital (Moderator)
Chhavi is an MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad (2004) and an Economics Graduate from Lady Sriram College (LSR), Delhi. She is the CEO of Scient Capital – a boutique alternate asset platform, set up to tap into the growing market for alternate assets in India. This includes high yield debt, mid yield debt, early state investing, renewable energy, global investing etc.
Before Scient, Chhavi has been a career investment banker with various banks such as Kotak, UBS and Standard Chartered. She has 10 years’ experience in advising large corporates on capital structuring, fund raising as well as mergers and acquisitions; and marketing transactions to global investors. Prior to Scient Capital, Chhavi was Director, Equity Capital Markets at Standard Chartered Bank.
Some of the leading transactions which she has advised on include Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Bharti Infratel Limited (~US$750 mn), Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP) of Jaiprakash Associates (~US$100 mn), Global Depository Receipt (GDR) of L&T Limited (~US$400 mn), Acquisition of Micro Inks by Huber Group (~US$375 mn) amongst others.
Chhavi’s interests include contemporary literature, mystery novels and poetry. She is author of a collection of poems called ‘Amidst the Shadows’.