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Director

Ravi Ravulaparthi

Ravi has more than 14 years of M&A advisory, financing and corporate development experience. He has worked on a diverse set of corporate finance transactions in markets across Asia Pacific, including China, India and Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Rippledot, Ravi was a Director in the TMT Investment Banking team at BNP Paribas; Vice President at Macquarie Capital; and Manager, Corporate Strategy at the Tata Group in Singapore, Hong Kong and Mumbai respectively. Ravi is passionate about technology businesses and is an investor and advisor to a number of early stage business in the technology sector in the region.

Ravi has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. He’s often described as “steady-headed,” with a penchant for creating structure out of ambiguity -- and keeping a large number of people aligned and focused even in the biggest of deals.

Transactions
Advised

  • Adviser to Innovalues Limited on its sale to Northstar Equity Partners for S$334 million
  • Adviser to One Championship on its Series C equity investment round led by Sequoia Capital and Mission Holdings
  • Adviser to CGL Holdings on the sale of Metalform to MMI for S$180 million
  • Structured Finance club transaction for Xiaomi (US$1 billion)
  • Financing mobile and tower operators in India and Indonesia
  • Structured Finance club transaction (pre-IPO) for Alibaba (US$8 billion)
  • Advising and Financing CT Corp on its acquisition of Carrefour (US$750 million)
  • Leveraged Finance club transaction for LBO of Focus Media (US$1 billion)
  • LBO financing and refinancing transactions for HK Broadband Network
  • Adviser to Verizon on the sale of its South African ISP business to MTN for S$213 million
  • Adviser to China motion on the sale of its wholesale telecom business to CITIC
  • Principal investment & exit of Macquarie’s pre-IPO stake in Idea Cellular
  • Adviser to Tata Group on its acquisition of Teleglobe for US$234 million