Vivek Soni

  • Vivek Soni

    Partner, Private Equity Group, KPMG in India

    Vivek is a Partner in the Private Equity Group and works with the Deal Advisory Team. He belongs to a rare group of professionals that have experience in investing, consulting, and hands on operational track record of running and scaling up of a services business in India. He has over a decade of experience in leading Business Operations of a PE portfolio company, Real Estate Private Equity and Structured Finance products backed by Real Estate and Infrastructure Assets. Prior to that, Vivek worked with Andersen and EY for over 8 years in Transaction Advisory Services TeamsVivek leads the PE portfolio company coverage program for KPMG and advises select clients on post deal solutions including strategy, fund raise etc. Prior to joining KPMG, Vivek was Co-CEO & CFO of a PE portfolio company for over 6 years and under his stewardship, the company’s business grew significantly and successfully closed more than multiple rounds of equity and debt raise. His earlier experience includes:
      - Real Estate Private Equity with Lehman Brothers in Mumbai. Vivek was a senior Investment Professional in the team and identified and evaluated several investment opportunities in commercial and residential real estate space. Post Lehman’s bankruptcy in Sept 2008, he focused on asset management of the Funds $300mln strong India RE portfolio
      - Real Estate Structured Finance with Lehman Brothers in London, where in Vivek was involved in the structuring and syndication of CMBS bond issues and underwriting of acquisition finance to PE investors
      - Structured Finance for Infrastructure Assets at Bank of America in London. Vivek focused on underwriting, structuring and evaluating Whole Business Securitization transactions backed by Infrastructure assets like Airports, Toll Roads, Ports, Wind Farms and a Power Generation and Distribution business
      - Transaction Advisory Services with Andersen / EY:  Vivek focused on the Oil & Gas and Telecom sectors and worked on several marquee transactions in the capacity of a due diligence specialist