IACUIRE CONSULTING LLP, A PROFESSIONAL AND THOUGHTFUL PARTNER SUPPORTING FINTECH COMPANIES WITH I-BANKING SOLUTIONS
“There are enough M&A opportunities for every aspiring consultant, one should be equipped with innovative and creative thought process along with values like integrity and hard work to craft the success of the brand” – Manoj Aggarwal.
The crucial deal-making boutique fintech advising company with several accomplished substantial transactions, iAcuire Consulting LLP is an outcome of Manoj Aggarwal’s pure zest for creating solutions for firms going through the process of mergers & acquisitions across different industries. Initiated with the basic operations of providing fundraising on both buying-side and selling-side, M&A and deal advisory and today, the reputed name in the industry has brought a couple of foreign fin-tech companies in India for the first time leading foreign investment into the Indian fin-tech sector.
A trusted partner in numerous M&A deals, iAcuire Consulting offers expertise in its service portfolio inclusive of investment banking, fin-tech solutions, Payments and lending. This include mobile wallets, Payment Gateway, International remittance / ecommerce companies, digital lending companies and higher education, mergers and acquisition- cross border and domestic, private equity, strategic asset, I-banking solutions and strategic asset and wealth management.
Offering all services related to I-Banking, the brand aims to expand to different domains fulfilling to requirements of the clients with well versed with RBI guidelines consulting services. The team of professionals have been offering solutions internationally through the strong cross border relationships with I-bankers. They have rattled the panorama of “quality solutions”, under the dynamic leadership of Manoj Aggarwal, CEO and Vaneeta Aggarwal, Director.
FOUNDATION OF IAQUIRE
With the background of being a professional Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years of corporate finance experience and a mission to cater to the wide range of domains with the brand iAcuire Consulting LLP, the industry leader Manoj Aggarwal, CEO, iAcuire is leveraging opportunities for remodelling the industry. The visionary brings to the table the thorough understanding of legal and finance regulations of Europe, China, Singapore, Brazil, South Korea, Americas and Indian Corporate World.
Having worked in the roles of Chief Finance Officer for several multinationals & Indian renowned companies in the IT, ITES, BPO/KPO, Mobile wallet Companies, he comes with versatile expertise of latest trends in Indian & International Fintech Industry. Currently sharing his wisdom in the role of a strategic finance advisor with some of the largest e-commerce companies in India, Manoj is helping them acquire strategic assets. He is also helping International Fintech companies/ banks to invest and set up in India.
Dr Vaneeta Aggarwal
Being a strategic advisor and partner to a Canadian University helping many in inking MOUs with two top B-schools of India and acquire leads from corporate sector, Dr Vaneeta Aggarwal, Director at iAcuire heads the international academic partnerships between Indian universities & foreign universities.
Leading various areas of the brand with her expertise and knowledge, Dr Vaneeta Aggarwal is the director at iAcuire heading International Academic Partnerships between Indian universities & foreign universities. She offers strategic advice on expansion, partnerships, academic/business collaborations with Indian Universities, with deep know-how of India’s Higher education policy & UGC/AICTE regulations. Being a scholar in Science from India, With the qualification background of PhD with internationally approved research work in Micro-electronics from Delhi University, Dr. Vaneeta, before co-founding iAcuire, worked as Associate Professor in a constituent institute of Delhi University for more than two decades.
OVER THE YEARS
“The business has revamped since its inception. I believe there are serious innovations in the way M&A is envisaged and executed now. Unlike the past, the simple thoughts on M&A do not work anymore. Our scope of services is ever increasing. While, our focus area sectors at the beginning were fin-tech, B2b, payment mobile wallet companies, payment gateway companies, international remittance companies/ ecommerce companies. Today, we have included mobile digital lending companies and expanded our services to a relatively new sector of Higher Education in deal making. We have added strategic consulting services in RBI related compliances and strategic issues,” shared Manoj Aggarwal
THE IACUIRE TEAM
The iAcuire team inclusive of professionals have been offering solutions internationally through the strong cross border relationships with I-bankers. iAcuire team being a part of a reputed brand ensures to add value to the clients by ensuring that they are offering solutions maintaining high standards of values including integrity and fair judgement during each revenue-generating transaction. With these strong values and company culture, the brand has established an esteemed clientele and partnerships some of the names like MobiKwik, Funding by Net 1 UEPS (NASDAQ listed South Africa) , Opera (Norway) , FX Mart (PhonePe 100% owned by Flipkart), True balance (Indo-Korean), ePaisa, Getit ( askme bazar), iYogi , MatchMove,University of Fredericton, Canada and Ferratum Bank, Europe and few more.
PROUD ASSOCIATIONS OVER YEARS
With a couple of successful M&A, fundraising deals under their work profile iAcuire team has completed each of these associations as a solo deal advisor/maker. While the Indian M&A takes 3-6 months and cross border M&A takes around 6-9 months, they have been carrying out various deals since its inception. They have been overcoming the surprising reaction of foreign investors in a cross border deal regarding the compliances, slow-moving government machinery, and repeated information. While each deal is unique in its features and one of its kind in the Indian market, they have various break-through deals over the years including:
FY 2018-20 – BREAKTHROUGH DEALS
iAcuire Consulting LLP ventured into the Indian higher education market by taking advisory role to an International Canadian University with Swiss Investors. Being a strategic partner to the University of Fredericton, Canada (UFred) advised and obtained MoU between UFred and prominent Universities of India within 3 months of taking the role.
iAcuire Consulting LLP acted as a sole financial advisor to true balance, an Indo-Korean Fintech Company for raising undisclosed amount from India’s largest private bank through private equity fundraising with an MoU signed between two during India visit of South Korean Prime Minister.
In Indian Market, they created new milestones by bringing foreign company investment into Indian market by leading M&A deal of Opera, the leading browser in acquiring NBFC Company in India with RBI approval for change on control and management. The team also led the Norwegian company, Opera, to kickstart their financial services business in India.
FY 2016 -18 – BREAKTHROUGH DEALS
iAcuire sole advised and consulted MobiKwik and introduced Net1 UEPS Technologies Inc., a NASDAQ listed company from South Africa for the first time to the Indian market. Mobikwik gets M&A investment up to $40 million and a strategic partner in NET1. The deal with marked entry of NET1 in India and the M&A investment was completed in several trenches.
They advised & arranged for RBI’s approval for change of control and director from Mpurse services to Vsun communication, a Chinese mobile manufacturer and Mr Pradeep Jain, founder of Karbonn mobile.
FY 2015-16 – BREAKTHROUGH DEALS
The most talked-about M&A deal of the year 2015-16, iAcuire was the sole advisor in the complete process of Acquisition of FxMart by Flipkart. FxMart is now renamed as PhonePe.
Over the years, with successful projects across different sectors, visionaries at iAcuire and the team are extending their efforts towards the future vision of the brand. Under the leadership of Dr Vaneeta Aggarwal, a professional leader in the higher education sector, the team has successfully launched a new vertical “International Business Partnerships & Academic Collaborations”.