According to a Linkedin post shared by Ashish Khandelia, the founder of Certus Capital, former Delloite India executive Vishal Singh has joined real estate-focused investment company Certus Capital as a partner.
With an emphasis on investment banking and advisory services, Singh brings more than two decades of experience. In his 12-year tenure at Deloitte as a director and ultimately a partner, Singh handled profiles like real estate investment banking, structured finance, debt, merger and acquisitions, and special situations, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Before joining Deloitte, Vishal Singh held positions with companies including Brescon & Allied Partner, Edelweiss, ICICI Bank, and Jones Lang LaSalle.
“Vishal has been a friend and an industry colleague for many years and we closed several deals advised by him, during my KKR days. He brings along an extensive relationship network with developers and institutional investors alike and 20+ years of real estate advisory experience across asset classes and capital structures”, Khandelia said in the post.
Our 10+ member team has more than 130 years of experience across RE private equity and lending, investment banking, financial product distribution and tech development. And we are working on transactions ranging from 25 crores to 2,500 crores across our twin platforms, he added.
Khandelia stated in an August interview with Mint that Certus intends to introduce its first category-II alternative investment fund (AIF) early in 2019. The real estate fund aims for initial capital of Rs 500 crore and would be credit-focused.
In addition to an architecture bachelor’s degree and an MBA from IIM-Calcutta, Singh also has a master’s degree in urban planning from CEPT Ahmedabad.
About Certus Capital
Founded in July 2018, Certus Capital is an independent, team owned firm that partners institutional investors and family offices to invest in real estate opportunities in India.
They target deep value and scalable opportunistic plays created by capital dislocations. Having worked with the likes of KKR, Morgan Stanley, Kotak, HSBC in the past, their team leverages its extensive experience and relationships to bring about disciplined underwriting and thoughtful structuring to every opportunity they pursue.