Lata is a Partner & Leader with the Deal Advisory Services and leads the Valuation practice. She has over 25 years of specialised knowledge in areas of valuation of business, intangibles, IFRS, etc.
She has carried out valuation for Arbitration/disputes, Mergers & Acquisition, Regulatory based valuation involving regulators such as SEBI, RBI, High Court, Income Tax, etc. Prior to joining BDO in India, she was associated with a leading consulting firm and was heading the Corporate Finance Advisory Services. She had represented the firm for providing recommendation on Companies Act, 2013 to Ministry of Corporate Affairs
She has carried out valuations across sectors such as Telecommunication, BFSI, Information Technology, Power & Infrastructure, Retail, Travel & Leisure, FMCG, Distilleries & Breweries, etc. In the area of intangible assets valuations, she has carried out brand valuation of Retail, Media, Pharma and Liquor majors in India, Technical know-how, Licenses for technology companies, etc.
She has represented before the domestic and international arbitration panel as an expert witness for various corporate and supported counsel for cross examination of counter party valuations etc. She has undertaken 1,000+ valuations in her career
She has hands on experience in implementation of merger/de-merger. She has worked on the financial engineering, restructuring of sick companies and M&A transactions/Deal Advisory. She has also successfully carried out some of the landmark due diligence assignments for takeover and investments by corporate, private equity investors across industries - both in the private sector as well as in the public sector.
Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
Member of Valuation Committee of Western India Regional Council of ICAI
Chartered Accountant - ICAI