Gaurav has closed over 30 transactions representing both public and private sellers, as well as buyers and strategic partners, across a broad range of technology industries and sectors, including Internet, Software and Hardware.
Prior to joining Headwaters MB (now Capstone Headwaters), Gaurav was a Managing Director at Pagemill Partners, a division of Duff & Phelps Securities. Previously, he 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.
He began his career in engineering and moved into management positions at Vitesse. 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.
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, having attended on a full research fellowship. He was also awarded an MBA with Honors from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.