Sameer Jindal is a Managing Director with GCA Savvian Advisors and a Director of GCA Savvian India Investment Advisers Private Limited (India Office), with a primary focus on Mergers and Acquisitions. Mr. Jindal has more than 15 years of experience, specializing in providing strategic advice to corporations globally. Sameer has worked on a broad range of complex merger transactions including public company buy-side and sell-side transactions, divestitures, carve-outs and cross-border transactions. Prior to GCA Savvian, Sameer was a Vice President in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at JPMorgan. Sameer's prior experience includes investment banking at Credit Suisse and Thomas Weisel Partners. Sameer also has extensive engineering and software experience at technology companies including Qualcomm. Sameer received an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India.
Ro Umeda is Executive Director of GCA Savvian Corporation and Director of GCA Savvian India Investment Advisers Private Limited (India Office). He has been involved in financial advisory and corporate finance for over 10 years. He has significant expertise in cross-border M&A transactions between Japanese and Asian corporations, and has accumulated extensive industrial and regulatory knowledge and experience in Asian countries.
Prior to joining GCA, he worked in the cross-border M&A Advisory department at Daiwa Securities SMBC. He also has experience with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), where he was involved in corporate financing for various clients. While at SMBC, he was stationed in Bangkok supporting new investments and business expansion for Japanese corporations.
Advisory deals include TOB in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand by Japanese corporations, equity participation in family businesses in Thailand by several Japanese corporations, sale of the Embassy Suites of LA, TOB by a Korean PE to a Japanese listed firm, sale of a Thai subsidiary of a Japanese electric manufacturer and others. Ro Umeda received a BA in Business and Commerce from Keio University and concurrently assumes the position of Director of GCA Savvian India Investment Advisers Private Limited (India Office) from the Tokyo office.
Shunsuke Hirakawa is an Associate of GCA Savvian Corporation. He joined GCA Savvian in April 2010. He received an MBA from the Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University.