Rajeev Gupta founded Arpwood Financial Group in 2012, comprising an M&A investment bank (Arpwood Capital Pvt Ltd) and a mid-market PE buyouts firm (Arpwood Partners). Prior to setting up Arpwood, he was a global partner at The Carlyle Group, and before that the Joint Managing Director of DSP Merrill Lynch Ltd.
He has an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad (1982) and a B.Tech from IIT BHU (1980).
Arpwood Capital, known for strategic financial advice and reliable execution of complex M&A transactions, ranks among the top 5 M&A advisors in India. Its marquee transactions include Essar Oil sale ($13 Billion), L&T Electricals sale ($2 Billion), Lafarge India sale ($ 1.4 Billion), Tata Steel acquisition of Bhushan Steel ($5.4 billion), and Piramal acquisition of DHFL ($ 5 Billion).
Arpwood Partners specializes in mid-market control PE investments. Its investing partners have a cumulative three decades investing experience with large global buyout Funds.