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Praxis Profile

  1. 1. Praxis Advisors A Profile Praxis Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>About Us </li></ul><ul><li>Capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Core Values </li></ul><ul><li>Track Record </li></ul><ul><li>Clients </li></ul><ul><li>Client Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Partners’ Credentials </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. About Us <ul><li>Praxis Advisors is a unique, idea-centric, corporate advisory firm offering professional management inputs and strategic solutions to Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) towards facilitating their growth to full potential. </li></ul><ul><li>Set up in 2006 by seasoned and experienced professionals from the financial and business sectors, Praxis helps entrepreneurs in defining their business purpose, vision and mission as well as to formulate strategic initiatives and specific steps needed to translate these into reality. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Capabilities <ul><li>Praxis’ core advisory team brings substantial business experience and knowledge of Indian and global markets. </li></ul><ul><li>We complement this with our extensive network of business associates in order to provide specialized capabilities as required in specific fields like capital markets, investment banking, risk management, accounting, finance, tax and HR. </li></ul><ul><li>Praxis and its network partners thus provide a broad range of skills and capabilities towards enabling growth, harnessing vision and bringing about wealth creation. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Approach <ul><li>We provide concrete, relevant and actionable advise to our clients on some of the most challenging issues they face in managing their business. As such we: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strategize with promoters and top management to develop visible, organic and inorganic growth paths </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide focus to promoters and channel vision towards concrete business opportunities and concerted action </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate optimal corporate and financial strategies including cross-border solutions as necessary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate entry and exit of key investors – strategic and/or financial. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Help create a culture of organized business processes.  </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Core Values <ul><li>Institution Building </li></ul><ul><li>Business Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Long term Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships based on Trust, Integrity & Ethics </li></ul>
  7. 7. Track Record <ul><li>Praxis Advisors Pvt. Ltd (Praxis) was established in 2006 by professionals with financial and business backgrounds, each having expertise in Indian as well as global markets for over two decades, to provide strategic advice on corporate strategy, capital structuring and management process to SME businesses for planning growth, expansion and diversification. </li></ul><ul><li>In its 3 years of operation, Praxis has already successfully delivered against mandates on corporate strategy, capital structuring, growth and acquisition strategy, retail distribution strategy, organization structure, budgeting, review & MIS process for a number of SME companies in sectors including financial services, education, software & technology, executive search, pharmaceuticals, logistics, hospitality and real estate. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Clients <ul><li>Praxis’ select client list includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Valecha Engineering EPC / Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Tower Capital Financial Services </li></ul><ul><li>Famy Care Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Zicom Electronic Security </li></ul><ul><li>Sanjeev Kapoor Branded Chef / F&B </li></ul><ul><li>Karrox Technologies Education </li></ul><ul><li>Temptation Foods Food Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Orchid Pharmaceuticals Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Solid Granites Mining </li></ul><ul><li>Mahesh Tutorials Education </li></ul><ul><li>Proactive Consultants Recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Pioneer Investcorp Financial Services </li></ul><ul><li>Quality INN – Shabari Hospitality </li></ul><ul><li>Percept Communications Public Relations </li></ul><ul><li>WB Engineers Equipment Rentals </li></ul>
  9. 9. A Client Profile Tower Capital <ul><li>Tower Capital and Securities Ltd. is a stock-broking firm set up in 1994 with Preeti & Vipul Ambani as promoters; Praxis Advisors is a co-investor in this company. It is active in the equity, derivatives and debt segments of the NSE, servicing institutional clients including global majors like Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Reliance Capital, SBI, Templeton, ICICI and Prudential. It has a strong research team recognized for its discovery of new stocks and investment themes in the SME sector. </li></ul><ul><li>Tower Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd is the investment banking arm set up in 2006 by Tower Capital & Financial Services Ltd. and Praxis Advisors and has a reasonable presence in the SME sector already having done a series of deals. Some of the deal flow emanates from the consulting practice of Praxis in a complementary yet arms-length relationship whereby Praxis helps SME companies in corporate strategy, capital markets strategy and management processes while and Tower Capital executes specific investment banking mandates and capital markets transactions. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Partners’ Credentials <ul><li>G. Ramachandran – Director, Praxis Advisors Pvt. Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant from Price Waterhouse Coopers in 1984, G. Ramachandran (GR) has gained over 20 years of experience in Investment Banking, Consulting, Business Process and Organizational Development with stints in E&Y, JM Morgan Stanley, Citibank, Reliance Capital and Times Guaranty. Since 2000 he has been closely associated with a series of entrepreneurial SME/ELC ventures including Atco Healthcare, Gold’s Gym, WB Engineers, Temptation Foods, Karrox Technologies, Valecha Engineering, EPC Age & USP Age magazines and eventually co-founded Praxis Advisors together with Girish Bakre in 2006. GR serves as an independent director on the Boards of some of the successful companies he has been closely involved with, helping to ensure the highest standards of corporate governance and professional management. Many of the companies that GR has been associated with over the years, are valued clients of Praxis today. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Partners’ Credentials <ul><li>Girish Bakre – Director, Praxis Advisors Pvt. Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>Girish Bakre qualified as a Chartered Accountant from Price Waterhouse Coopers in 1984 and worked in New York and Miami with Phelps Dodge, a cable and copper major. He then worked in India in the manufacturing sector as Owner Director of a small scale plastics unit , set up in 1988 and sold at a profit in 1996. This was followed by an intensive stint in the Power sector. He was Finance Head for one of India’s largest private sector hydro electric power projects, raising over Rs.20 billion in equity and debt. This was followed by assignments with E.ON Energie, the world’s largest utility, as Country Representative in India and later in Greece. Girish then went on to set up one of India’s first and largest new insurance brokerages, Pioneer Insurance in 2002 as founder/director. In 2006 he co-founded Praxis Advisors with G. Ramachandran. Previously, Girish has been Member, Managing Committee, of Thane Belapur Industries Association, one of India’s largest regional Industry associations as also Member, International Trade Committee of the Indian Merchants Chamber, India’s oldest business association </li></ul>
  12. 12. Partners’ Credentials <ul><li>Monish Mahurkar – Director, Praxis Advisors Pvt. Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>Monish Mahurkar has over 22 years of international experience in banking and capital markets. After his BA (Hon.) Economics in 1984 from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University and PGDM (MBA) from IIM-B in 1986, Monish joined Citibank in India. Gaining experience in Treasury, Interest Rates, FX and Risk Management he ran the bank's Local Currency Trading Group in India from 1992-96. He relocated to London in late 1996 to help set up Citi's Central/East European Fixed Income business coordinating across the Region as also actively interfacing with institutional clients in Europe and the US. In 1999 he moved to Japan as Country Treasurer for Citigroup based in Tokyo. This was followed by a move to New York in 2003 as Head of Risk Treasury in Citi's Global Fixed Income Group with responsibility for Citi's global dollar funding, proprietary interest rates trading as well as a substantial MBS and ABS bonds portfolio. In May 2007 he took up an opportunity with Merrill Lynch to move back to India as Head of Fixed Income for DSPML a role that included oversight of private equity and commercial real estate portfolios. He left Merrill to join Praxis Advisors in August 2008. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Contact Us <ul><li>If you have interest in our capabilities and would like to discuss how Praxis can be of assistance in managing your business, we would be delighted to hear from you. </li></ul><ul><li>Praxis can offer its advisory services in person in certain locations or on a remote basis via email and phone in other locations. </li></ul><ul><li>Please send us a brief email describing your business, your growth ambitions and key challenges faced. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Office : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>332, Arun Chambers, Near A/C Market, Tardeo, Mumbai - 400 034. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Details: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tel.: +91 22 6574 9018 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: monish. [email_address] .com </li></ul></ul>