Gaurav has closed more than 30 transactions representing both public and private sellers, buyers and strategic partners in a broad range of technology industries and sectors, including Internet, Software, and Hardware.
Gaurav was a Managing Director at Pagemill Partners, a division of Duff & Phelps Securities. Previously, Gaurav worked as an investment banker at Banc of America Securities in the Technology, Media Group where he provided advisory services to technology companies on IPOs, follow-on offerings, M&A and debt-related transactions representing more than $3B in aggregate value. Gaurav has successfully completed complex cross-border transactions in geographical regions worldwide including Canada, Europe and Israel. One of his cross-border transactions led ACQ to recognize the transaction as Cross-Border M&A Advisor of the Year.
Gaurav started his career in engineering and moved into management positions at Vitesse. Gaurav holds an MS in engineering from Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA where he graduated in the top 5% of his class and attended engineering school on a full research fellowship. He also got an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA while working full-time from where he graduated with Anderson Honors.
He is a Licensed Registered Representative (Series 7, 63 and 79) of the National Association of Securities Dealers. He grew up in India and is conversant in Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. He is also co-author of several published papers in scientific journals.