Ven Balakrishnan Partner, Head of Strategy Group London +44 (0)20 7865 2695

I am responsible for growing our strategy and commercial due diligence practice.  My team is focused on supporting corporates in developing and evaluating their strategic growth options, and advising private equity in assessing the market attractiveness and competitive advantage of companies that are investment candidates.

We are passionate about combining intellectual curiosity, focused primary and secondary market research, and rigorous quantitative analyses to advise clients on market size modelling and segmentation, headroom for growth and assessing sources, and sustainability of competitive advantage of companies. We have worked on deals from enterprise values of £50m to £500m, mostly international in scope, proactively drawing upon sector experts within the firm and across our broader network, to bring relevant insights to bear.

Clients have often commented that we bring top tier strategy boutique thinking and quality to the mid-market.

My personal experience primarily lies in media, technology and tech-enabled business services, though I also have significant experience in auto, consumer, industrial and financial services.  

Outside of work, I enjoy rambling, running and reading (especially philosophy).

Qualifications
  • BSc
  • FCA (Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
  • MCT (Member of Association of Corporate Treasurers)