Mihir Mehta joined Ashika Group, a diversified financial services business in 2015 and self-learned the ropes of Investment Banking, a role usually reserved for older and more experienced finance professionals. The then-newcomer in the finance world developed skills and acumen beyond his years and crossed several precocious milestones – most recent of all would be transactions executed in the F&B sectors once the lockdown was announced.
In 2020, during the pandemic, when the F&B sector is amongst the worst affected, Ashika Capital facilitated a one-of-a-kind deal for Independence Brewing Company, one of the largest & oldest microbreweries in India. Miadiamante Food & Beverage Private Limited has acquired a majority stake in the company via purchase from Indus Brew LLC.
This is one of the few transactions that has been successfully executed in the F&B space in India. In Feb 2020, Ashika Capital secured an investment of 12 crores from investor Adar Poonawalla for an upcoming cookie brand Sweetish House Mafia. Mihir Mehta was invited to join the coveted board of Association of Investment Bankers in India (AIBI) as the youngest Director to be inducted on the Board.
Mihir Mehra along with Chirag Jain, CEO of Ashika Capitals actively chairs the wing of merchant banking, valuations, and transactions advisory under Ashika Capital. Over the years, the team has orchestrated significant strategic investments under his leadership, with transaction & valuation advisory to the tune of about USD 250 million+.
The Mumbai-based Investment Banker believes that the growth of any business, the building block is financial capital. Over the years, Ashika Capital has enjoyed the distinction of being a young firm with an unconventional and disruptive approach to investment banking.
About Mihir Mehta:
Mihir Mehta is a rising star in the Indian finance sector as one of the youngest accomplished professionals in investment banking. In his current role as Senior Vice President at Ashika Capital, he is swiftly emerging as one of the top dealmakers in the country. In 2011 Mihir started out as an Account Strategist at Google India; a short stint at the company in a marketing-focused role helped Mihir acquire a unique perspective on brands. Mihir is also the Investor-Director at food startup The Bohri Kitchen, the Youngest board member of the Association of Investment Bankers in India Advisor on the board of TagMango, Y Combinator 2020 batch startup.