Swetabh Pareek - Head - Transaction Advisory | Aranca

Swetabh Pareek

Head - Transaction Advisory

Swetabh has over 12 years of professional experience in deal advisory and business valuation services. He is qualified Chartered Accountant and have also cleared Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CA equivalent in US) exams from Colorado State Board of Accountancy. Further, Swetabh holds Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation in Business Valuations from the American Society of Appraisers.

Currently, he is responsible for leading the India and Cross border focused Transaction Advisory division of Aranca and his current service focus area includes mandates involving expert advisory needed throughout deal cycle for fund raise (equity and debt), acquisitions, investments, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic partnership.

Earlier, he was a part of Valuation & Advisory practice of Aranca, where he led on 500+ advisory assignments for various transaction and strategic decision making. His prior experience includes a stint with Ernst & Young as AVP with transaction advisory services. Prior to that, he worked as a Senior Analyst focusing on leveraged financing & restructuring activities for a bulge bracket investment bank. He also worked with Kotak Mahindra as Manager in credit and marketing function for SME clients, where he began his career.

    Media Mentions & Quotes


  1. Aranca Client - VC Circle
  2. Aranca Client - VC Circle
    Can Flipkart retain its lead as it goes shopping for Snapdeal?

    covered by VC Cirlce | Read it on our website

    “Mergers are never a one-plus-one affair and there will be overlaps,” says Swetabh Pareek, head, transaction advisory services, Aranca, a research and analytics firm.

     “Letting go of people immediately will also mean giving everyone three months’ salary, besides severance for top-level executives, which will be at a substantial cost,” said Pareek.  

  3. Aranca Client - Bloomberg
  4. Aranca Client - VC Circle
    Is this Flipkart’s last fundraise on road to IPO?

    covered by VC Circle | Read it on our website

    Flipkart is operating at losses even at the gross margin level, and has been burning significant cash to counter competition from Amazon. Also, until operational efficiencies kick in, eBay and the Snapdeal acquisition would further add to its burn rate as Snapdeal is not cash flow-positive. Besides, the cost of maintaining separate brands would compound the cash burn,” says Swetabh Pareek, head of transaction advisory services at Aranca, a global research and advisory firm.

  5. Aranca Client - VC Circle
    Does Truecaller have false hopes of making a dent in payments space?

    covered by VCCircle | Read it on our website

    Swetabh Pareek, head – transaction advisory services at research firm Aranca, says the service stands at a very early stage of development compared to its existing competitors and, hence, it might be too early to comment. Its success entirely depends on how Truecaller capitalises on its strength to ensure it doesn’t become just another me-too player, he says.

    “If complemented with promotional and loyalty offers, the service may gain some traction initially. However, being a number-identification service that runs in the background, it possess limited utility and stickiness compared to other wallets. Truecaller Pay would not have any material impact on the market unless it differentiates in terms of offerings, coverage, customer experience and loyalty offers to build sustainable user engagement,” said Pareek.

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