Founder and Managing Partner
Nishant heads DIA Capital and is responsible for its overall growth. He has spent nine years in the Investment Banking industry, concluding several marquee Capital Raising and M&A transactions.
Nishant started his Investment Banking career with Goldman Sachs where he was involved in sell-side M&A advisory to BEA Systems for its USD 8.5 billion acquisition by Oracle. He has played multiple advisory roles including that of M&A banker and Capital Raising advisor at MAPE Advisory Group, Allegro Advisors and Grameen Capital. Prior to founding DIA Capital, Nishant was with Brand Capital (Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.), where he managed portfolio of unlisted and listed equity investments across sectors and Exits from these investments.
Nishant has worked extensively across Technology, Consumer, Healthcare, Impact, Infrastructure & Industrials sectors. He has crafted, led and closed over 11 transactions worth about INR 200 crores.
Nishant is a recognized thought leader in the start-up ecosystem and is frequently invited to speak at leading industry events. He and his writings are often quoted in various magazines, business newspapers and other media.
Nishant holds a PGDM from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode with a major in Finance, and a B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati.
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