About BlackSoil

For over a decade, BlackSoil has pioneered in providing distinctive consultation and financing resources and has worked extensively with start-ups, high growth companies, and real estate developers with tailor-made investment products, with the commitment to create value for all the stakeholders. The common threads of our approach include operational flexibility, patience, and commitment to creating value. BlackSoil takes both a credit and an equity view on each financing situation, offering quick feedback on any deal proposal without lengthy audits or substantial equity dilution.

The BlackSoil team is headed by eminent industry personalities and consists of specific domain experts with rich understanding of what companies across all stages need, fulfilling those requirements with advisory and debt facilities that meet the new age demands of growing businesses, sponsors, and investors.

Our Journey

BlackSoil was founded in 2010 with its roots in strategic advisory with large family offices having vast experience in scaling and running businesses as partners. Over the years we have evolved into a systematically important NBFC assisting start-ups, high growth companies and developers in attaining their financial objectives by equipping them with new age solutions that stimulates growth with minimal dilution.

Our Team

BlackSoil is led by a diverse and talented team with rich experience in strategic advisory, capital markets, and alternative investments and guided by an exemplary advisory board, collectively propelling our relentless success over the years.

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MP BANSAL
Founding Partner

Mohinder is the Founding Partner and Chairman of BlackSoil Group.

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He provides management and corporate advisory to clients along with assisting in various formats of capital raising and restructuring Mohinder is a CA with over 30 years of experience and has advised corporates like Allcargo Global Logistics, Navneet Education, Prince Pipes, EduHold NV, Amforge Industries and Bank of Punjab with M&A, capital markets, fund management, and portfolio integration. He also serves on the board of six notable companies.
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Ankur Bansal
Co-Founder & Director

Ankur is the Co-founder and Managing Director of BlackSoil Group.

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He leads the execution efforts across our large corporate clients in strategic discussions, idea origination, M&A execution, investment thesis, and negotiations. Ankur is a CFA and a CA with a large network of venture capitalists, private equity investors, institutional investors, and investment bankers and has extensive investment banking experience with major banks such as JP Morgan, Citi, and JM Morgan Stanley.
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Jatin Chokshi
Director

Jatin Chokshi is CA, CS, and a member of the ICAI.

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He has 35 years of experience in finance, accounts, taxation, investments, and treasury management in Shipping, Logistics, Chemicals and Consumer Durables industries. He has worked with J. M. Baxi & Co., Real Value Appliances Ltd. and served as VP - Finance & Accounts with BASF, a German MNC.
He joined Allcargo Logistics, a part of Avvashya Group in 2001 and heads in various capacities – Finance Controller, CEO of a business vertical, Group Chief Investment Officer and CFO of Allcargo Logistics. He has facilitated integration of Group’s financial activities and is a key member for building new projects, Investments, Treasury, and Taxation. He has handled numerous mergers, demergers, restructuring, and acquisitions of the Group. He heads treasury operations for deployment of surplus funds into Money Markets and deals with Managers of Family Offices, MFs, PMSs, and Alternate funds.
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Shashi Kiran Shetty

Mr Shetty is the Chairman & Managing Director of Avvashyag group of companies which is active in logistics and real estate sector.

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He founded Allcargo Logistics which has capabilities in NVOCC and multimodal transport business with over 142 offices in 62 countries and is the largest LCL consolidator globally. He is also the Chairman and MD of SKS Netgate which is the promoter of Planet SKS, an INR 150 Cr project in Mangalore and one of the tallest building in South India.
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Gnanesh D. Gala

Mr Gala is the President – Finance of Navneet Education and has been associated with the group for over 28 years.

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He has taken several initiatives to accelerate Navneet’s topline and bottom line to make Navneet a household name in India. He is also an integral part of Gala family’s real estate business where his key responsibilities include strategic decisions, financial planning, cash management, and sales.
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Virendra Gala

Mr Gala is the promoter of Mahavir Agency which is engaged in the real estate advisory business.

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He has over 25 years of real estate financing and broking experience with expertise across the real estate value chain from land acquisition to possession of fully developed projects. He specializes in enabling sale and acquisition of large parcels of industrial lands, strategizing marketing, and bulk buying of large real estate projects and has successfully completed transactions of ~7 million sq ft of industrial & land parcels for developers across Western Mumbai.
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Mathew Cyriac
Founder, Florintree Advisors
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Nilesh Vikamsey
Partner, Khimji Kunverji & Co. LLP
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Kaiwan Kalyaniwalla
Partner, Maneksha & Sethna
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Sudhir K Shetty
Ex-President, UAE Exchange
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Danesh Chothia
Sr. Vice President
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Chirag Shah
Vice President
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Anuj Gothi
Vice President
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Sandeep Shaw
Asst. Vice President
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Rishap Shah
Asst. Vice President
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Nitesh Bajaj
Asst. Vice President
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Surabhi Sanyukta
Asst. Vice President
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Hetal Pandya
Asst. Vice President
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Ronak Bafna
Sr. Associate
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Krittika Sampat
Company Secretary
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