Founder & Managing Director
Sameer has over 11 years of Deal-making experience. He spent over 8 years at ICICI Securities originating and executing Private Equity and M&A deals across sectors and deal sizes. His experience with ICICI Securities and Vidura Capital has enabled him to cultivate valuable relationship with a variety of promoters, top management team of corporates, investors and other stakeholders of the deal-making ecosystem. At ICICI Securities, he received the award of ‘Deal-maker of the Year’ in 2013, the year the annual award was instituted. He is an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta where he graduated with B S Dua Award for outstanding Organisational Ability and B.E from NIT Surathkal. Prior to his MBA, he worked with Coca-Cola India for 2 years.
Arivazhagan has over 8 years of experience including 6 years investing experience in venture capital and private equity. He has valued companies across financial services, technology, ecommerce, real estate and travel sectors while working for investment funds domiciled at Europe and US. He has successfully closed investment deals across India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Ukraine and US. His experience also includes fund raising for sell-side mandates and evaluating PE funds for Fund-of-Fund investment. He holds MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and B.E from College of Engineering (CEG), Guindy. Arivazhagan also holds a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) charter from GARP, USA.
Co-founder & Vice President
Karuna has over 6 years of experience within the Financial Services industry of which over 5 years is in Investment Banking. She was part of investment banking team of ICICI Securities for 3 years and with Vidura Capital since inception in September 2015. During her stint at ICICI Securities and Vidura Capital, she worked on complex Private Equity and M&A transactions across sectors. She is an MBA Gold Medalist from Institute of Management Technology, Dubai and Bachelor in Accounting and Finance from H.R College, Mumbai.
Juhi has more than 4 years of work experience in Investment Banking. Before Vidura, she was with Credit Suisse in Prime Services team. During her tenure with Credit Suisse, she worked closely with large institutional investors and hedge funds such as Blackrock, Millennium, Blackstone and PIMCO among others. Juhi has completed her Bachelor in Management Studies from University of Mumbai and is a CFA Level 3 Candidate.