Ashish Kohli is a seasoned investment banker with over 15 years of transaction experience across all product groups of investment banking and private equity including leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, IPOs and secondary offerings, high yield debt and restructuring. He also led IB Training programs in all the firms where he worked including leading the global analyst and associate training program at HSBC in NY and London.
Ashish’s experience throughout the US and Europe includes his role as a Principal/Director for the Investment Banking Division of ThinkEquity Partners NY/Panmure Gordon UK in the Corporate Finance Group leading transactions across all industries. He was previously a Vice President of Investment Banking in the Execution Group (M&A and capital raising) for HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. in NY where he executed M&A and capital raising transactions in industries such as consumer/retail, real estate and oil and gas.
Prior to HSBC, Ashish was a Senior Associate for the Investment Banking Division of Jefferies & Company as a Generalist and in the Technology and Media Group where he focused on restructuring and recapitalizations, M&A advisory and capital raisings. He advised Samsonite on its recapitalization and the deal was awarded the 2003 U.S. Middle Market Deal of the Year by Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor.
In earlier years Ashish was an Associate in the Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse First Boston/Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where he worked in the Generalist and Technology Groups, advising and raising capital for companies across a number of different sectors. He also worked with DLJ’s private equity group, one of the leading private equity groups on Wall Street.
Ashish earned his undergrad degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce and a MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Dean’s List). He is also a Chartered Accountant (US CPA).