Pankaj Jaju

Founder & CEO, Metta Capital Advisors LLP

Pankaj is a senior investment banker and the Founder & CEO of Metta Capital Advisors LLP, which he set up in 2016.

Pankaj led several verticals such as retail, real estate, textiles and commodities; and relationships for several large business houses while he was at Enam Securities/ Axis Capital since 1994, and executed a host of marquee transactions across M&A, PE and Capital Markets.

Retail has been a focus area for him. He has been advisor to most of the domestic IPOs, other fund raising and strategic initiatives by large domestic retail groups such as Aditya Birla, Arvind, Future, Landmark, Raheja in addition to various apparel brands and retailers during his stint at Enam/Axis Capital. He recently advised Arvind Fashions Ltd on a Rs 740 cr equity raise from Multiples PE after setting up Metta.

In his last role at Axis Bank, he was part of the senior management team in the retail bank and led strategic partnerships. He built the bank’s relationships with large e-commerce companies and led its strategy for fintechs.

Mr Jaju has been a speaker at various industry forums on retail and a member of the CII Retail National Committee. He holds an MBA from R A Podar Institute of Management, University of Rajasthan. His other interests include reading and traveling

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