IFC Learning Centre Indonesia




Bakthavatsalam Sridhar Rao

Rao is a member of the Indonesian Society of Appraisers (MAPPI) and a licensed business valuer for conducting company valuations, share valuations, intangible asset valuations, feasibility studies, business plan review & company strategy. He has prepared fairness opinions and investment appraisals. He has advised on mergers & acquisitions, debt restructurings and pre-IPO preparations. He earned his Master of Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines in 1995 and Master of Commerce from the Bangalore University, India in 1991. He has in-depth knowledge in valuations with specific trainings such as “Equity Valuation of Strategies and Methodologies” conducted by the New York Society of Security Analysts in New York City, “Equity Valuations in Volatile Markets” conducted by the London School of Economics at London and “General Management Program” conducted by the National University of Singapore in Singapore.

Rao is the Founder of Truscel Capital, a Merger & Acquisition Advisory Firm established in 2003. As a Merger and Acquisition Expert, Rao has developed an extensive track record of success for deal completion.  Prior to this, Rao worked in senior positions at well-known companies such as Deloitte Indonesia, UBS Indonesia, Arthur Andersen Indonesia.

Rao has proven his competence in investment banking by successfully floating 5 prominent Indonesian corporates at the Indonesia Stock Exchange through Initial Public Offerings (IPO) & Right Issues. He conceptualised the Float Structure, conducted Road Shows to promote the shares, which included negotiations with investors, book building and determining the IPO price.