Before joining Samara Capital, Gautam was a Director with Citigroup’s Corporate & Investment Banking business, and he has had more than 13 years of experience in different leadership roles in this business in different geographies looking after client relationships, origination and investing. This includes heading the South India business and the Public Sector franchise.
His experience spans origination and working on deals spanning M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, distressed debt, structured fundraising, and derivatives. The deals covered a gamut of industries – technology, pharmaceuticals, cement, industrials, manufacturing, textiles, infrastructure, oil & gas, telecom, and power.
Gautam is a cum laude graduate from Princeton University followed by an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad.