Q uest Partners was founded in Year 2000 and has over a decade of experience in the management consulting and corporate finance field.
The associate partners of Quest – Subhabrata (Rontu) Basu and Imran Panju – come from careers in investment banking, private banking, securities and consulting. They have extensive and meaningful relationships across the domestic corporate sector and multinational corporations domiciled in India. The firm has an unique focus on trade, investment & institutional linkages in the Indo-Canada corridor. Quest offers strategic consulting services to Canadian companies for India business development and to Indian companies for Canadian market presence.
1) Strategy Consulting
We offer Strategy Consulting Services in the financial services area, which include New Market Sizing & Market Positioning and Strategy Review. The proprietary knowledge about the financial services industry amongst the partners, allows Quest to complete Strategy Consulting Projects in a tighter time frame without compromising on the quality of the output.
2) Corporate Advisory Services (CAS)
The CAS core team consists of professionals who have worked with international and domestic investment banks across the areas of mergers and acquisitions, project finance and primary capital market transactions.
Our intimate knowledge of corporate finance related issues and in depth knowledge enables us to support clients in key areas such as:
- India Entry Strategy:
We have the capability of advising corporates in areas of corporate strategy, market reviews, business planning, capital budgeting and market assessments.
Assisting companies in their growth phase to acquire businesses for expansion and/or diversification.
- Divestment / Disposal:
Assisting companies in encashing value from their non-core business.
- Venture Capital:
Assisting companies to raise venture capital scale up operations. CAS assists clients in investor identification, negotiations, valuations, documentation, structuring etc.
- Fund Raising:
Assisting companies in raising debt and equity funds. CAS assists clients in identification of strategic investor/lender, negotiations, structuring, documentation etc.
- Joint Ventures /Alliance:
Assisting companies in identifying and partnering with suitable joint-venture candidates. CAS assists clients in negotiation, valuation of joint venture assets, debt restructuring and capital restructuring.
3) Entry Strategy
In this area we work with the client’s senior management with inputs from legal and taxation experts, industry specialists and senior people in the relevant industry segment to establish an entry strategy and to help configure the most suitable structure for optimizing access to and take advantage of business opportunities in a tax and cost effective manner. We also liaise with the government and regulatory authorities to navigate the entry process for the client.
Overseas corporates can draw upon our in-house expertise and experience in the following areas:
1) Research and analysis of current market situation including study of current players in the relevant sector
2) Planning and formulation of India strategy
3) Evaluation of options in terms of organic or non-organic build up
4) Organizing financing if required
5) Local representation and distribution tie-up
6) Execution of implementation plan and assistance in the initial stages
Thus we provide end to end consulting services, starting from research & analysis, planning & formation, evaluation of options, execution of implementation plan and recruitment of the key operating team.
4) Education Vertical
Quest has a unique education vertical, which specializes in strategic management of higher education in India, facilitating international collaborations and market development.