Mr Agrawal is a veteran investment banker with over 30 years of experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisition, IPO’s and structured finance. In June 2013, he was listed in the Forbes ME Magazine as one amongst the “Top 100 Indian Leaders in UAE” and in October 2013 was ranked by Arabian Business as one of Gulfs’ Most Powerful Indians. More recently, Mr Agrawal figured in the Forbes Middle East as Top Indian Leaders in the Arab world 2014.
He established Signature in 2005 with a focus on backing entrepreneurs and companies in emerging economies at the growth stage of their development with complete active involvement in assisting such companies to achieve operational excellence, revenue growth and market share.
He has advised over US$ 3 billion worth of transactions worldwide, thereby building Signature to become a trusted Private Equity and Growth Capital Partner. Mr. Agrawal is acknowledged for his expertise in addressing financial and investment needs of companies, distressed by capital markets and well recognized for his integrity and insight in developing and executing innovative structured financial products.
Mr Agrawal has developed a sound understanding of a variety of sectors and their bearing on the local and international business environment.
In 2011, Mr. Agrawal successfully established “Signature Africa Ventures Limited” (SAVL), a dedicated entity within the Signature Group focusing on project development and investment opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa, across key sectors such as Affordable Housing, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Agri Processing and Warehouse Commodity Finance and Mining & Resources. Over the last 4 years of its establishment, SAVL has already achieved the commendable milestone of over US$250mio worth of projects under implementation and has built a strong pipeline of transactions across these core sectors.