Background & History
Ravi Bhagavan has over 15 years of experience advising companies in the technology, telecom and media sectors achieve global strategies through mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, strategic partnerships and private equity financing. Ravi is currently a senior corporate advisor at Galileo Global Securities, a boutique investment bank in New York, where he has advised on more than $3 billion value of deals for companies in Asian emerging markets and the US. Prior to joining Galileo, he was a technology banker at Angevin Group, a boutique M&A firm that specialized in cross-border transactions. He also founded a telecom broadband services business, where he was instrumental in raising $30 million in U.S. federal government debt and built key strategic partnerships.
In his Corporate Development leadership role at Zephyr Communications, an international Voice over IP and broadband services company, Ravi developed and executed acquisition, partnership and financing strategies that enabled the company to raise $70 million of capital in a challenging market and expand from one country to six in two years. He gained significant international experience working in Europe.
Previously, at Goldman Sachs in New York, Ravi executed over $2 billion of capital markets transactions, including bond financing and derivative products for large healthcare and higher education institutions. Early in this career, he was a business analyst at Praxair, Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of industrial gases and systems.
Ravi holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from Indian Institute of Technology (Chennai), a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo, and a MBA in Finance and Econometrics from University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.