Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Muthuraman-Riverbridge Financial Advisory




"Most SMB Entrepreneurs are unaware of the wide range of financial options available to them"- says Muthu, co-founder of Riverbridge Investment Advisors in this video chat with me. Muthu and Satheesh, cofounders of Riverbridge, are my batchmates from IIMB. They have started 2012 with a bang, and have closed 4 deals...and counting!

Muthuraman served as Director – Ratings at CRISIL Limited, a subsidiary of Standard & Poor’s, until September 2008.  He is presently the co-founder of RiverBridge Investment Advisors Private Limited, a boutique financial advisory firm that he founded with Satheesh, another classmate from the batch of '96 of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

RiverBridge assists mid-size corporates in raising capital, largely private equity, venture capital and mezzanine funds.  RiverBridge also works with several reputed global Private Equity funds as their buy-side advisors in sectoral research and identification of suitable private equity investment opportunities.

Muthuraman has long experience in the credit rating industry, having worked in CRISIL for over 12 years.  During this period, he was largely responsible for new product development, criteria research, interaction with key regulators and strategy.  He also played a key role in feasibility study and subsequent establishment of a successful new regional credit rating agency in the Caribbean, headquartered at Trinidad & Tobago.

Muthuraman continues to provide training and investment advisory services in the Credit Rating Industry to RiverBridge’s clients.

Muthu lives in Chennai with his wife and son. He can be found on Linkedin (http://www.linkedin.com/in/nmuthuraman )

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