Private Equity Performance Improvement
Vikram Utamsingh
Managing Director
Private Equity Performance Improvement
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Due diligence specialist
Led and executed more than 200 transactions in India for global companies and private equity firms
Worked for 7 years in receiverships and liquidations
Managed "fire sale" processes and liquidated businesses in India and the U.K.
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India is seeing a resurgence in inbound deals from global companies as the economy delivers a robust growth rate of about 7% and the Indian government makes attempts to improve the ease of doing business. More Indian businesses are willing to sell or enter into joint ventures as competition from global companies intensifies.
Vikram Utamsingh is Co-Head of A&M India and a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Transactions Advisory Group in Mumbai. He brings 20 years of experience in Indian mergers and acquisitions. His primary areas of concentration are due diligence services and corporate finance services.

He has worked with clients across a range of industries, including industrial, consumer and private equity.

Mr. Utamsingh’s areas of expertise are analyzing quality of earnings, evaluating cash flows in terms of key business drivers, analyzing strengths and weaknesses of balance sheets, identifying related-party and unusual transactions, accounting for mergers and acquisitions, reviewing purchase and sale agreements and assessing compliance with Indian GAAP and IFRS.

Before joining A&M, Mr. Utamsingh spent 15 years with KPMG India Private Ltd., where he held several leadership positions. He established and led the Transactions Due Diligence practice from 2004 to 2009 and the M&A Strategy practice from 2007 to 2009. Most recently, he served as the Head of Transactions and Restructuring overseeing the due diligence business, M&A strategy business, valuations business and the corporate finance business.

Key accomplishments include: achieving a leadership position in M&A transactions, working on 100 PE transactions in 2012; helping KPMG’s corporate finance business to advance in 2012 to a number-two ranking in Thomson Reuters’ Indian M&A league tables; and building the largest M&A strategy business group serving both private equity and corporate clients. In addition, he published a detailed assessment of Returns from Indian Private Equity transactions in 2011, and he has provided transaction services to more than 50 private equity clients.

Mr. Utamsingh earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce and accounting from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics and is a dual Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is a member of the Institute of Directors in the U.K. and is fluent in English and Hindi.

NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.