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SMC Capitals Limited is the Investment Banking arm of the SMC group and is a SEBI registered Merchant Banker with a strong management team, financial sponsors and partners to assist clients achieve their financial and strategic goals.

We offer a wide spectrum of services covering Public Issues Management, Capital Restructuring, Private Equity, Private Treaties, Debt Syndication, Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory, Corporate Advisory, Loans against Equity Shares, Business and ESOP Valuation Services.

As one of the premier investment banks, we serve the needs of our clients by offering a world-class platform coupled with straightforward, intelligent advice. We attribute our long-term success to our commitment of always putting our client’s interests first.

We aspire to be a preferred investment bank by consistently focusing on long term client needs by offering our clients independent, trusted and unbiased advice to help them achieve their financial goals while adhering to the highest standards of integrity.
We aspire to be a preferred investment bank by consistently focusing on long term client needs by offering our clients independent, trusted and unbiased advice to help them achieve their financial goals while adhering to the highest standards of integrity.
SMC Capitals endeavors to stimulate the profitable growth of every client by providing the highest quality investment banking services to create an environment that leads to long term, mutually rewarding relationships. It strives to achieve this lasting relationship by fulfilling each client’s requirement with the collaborative expertise of qualified professionals.

SMC combines in-depth research, solid analysis, knowledge of the regulatory environment and a well educated view on the sector/business under advisory to offer high quality and complete services to its clients. In addition, SMC uses its network of global and local partners to gain, and in turn offer, a well-rounded global approach to its clients to meet their aspirations.

DK Aggarwal
Managing Director
Mr. Aggarwal is a fellow member of the ICAI. He is also the Managing Director of SMC Comtrade Limited, a Member of NCDEX,MCX, ICEX, ACE, NMCE, NCDEX Spot Exchange, NSEL & Dubai Gold and Commodity exchange (DGCX). He has a extensive experience of more than 20 years in securities and commodities markets. He manages, controls and supervises a substantial part of the arbitrage business of the SMC Group in the securities & commodities markets.

Shweta Aggarwal
Vice-Chairperson and Director
Shweta is an associate member of the ICAI. She also serves as a director with SMC Investments & Advisors Ltd. She is responsible for the formation of the business, and spearheads the growth plans and business strategy of the investment banking division.

OP Agrawal
Mr. Agrawal has gained rich corporate finance experience of almost 3 decades in various organizations and has a successful track record in debt restructuring with Banks & FIs, Debt Syndication, Corporate Advisory, M&A and Buyout Advisory. He is a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).

Sonal Shah
Sonal has experience of over 18 years across M&A Advisory, Equity Capital Markets, Syndication and Private Equity. Prior to joining SMC Capitals, Sonal was Head of the Industrials and Financial Services Advisory Practice at Macquarie Capital Advisors. Earlier, she held the positions of CEO of the Food & Agribusiness Private Equity Fund at Yes Bank and Director & Head- Strategic Advisory at Rabo India Finance (subsidiary of Rabobank Netherlands). She has been an active member of Industry Panels for the consumer, agribusiness and financial services sectors, at leading Indian Industry Associations. Sonal holds a PGDM from IIM Kolkata and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (Honours) from Delhi University.

Rajeev Kalambi
Associate Director
Rajeev has over 12 years of experience in various facets of finance – consulting, research and corporate & investment banking. Prior to joining SMC Capitals, he was a corporate banker with HSBC and the Development Bank of Singapore followed by investment banking stints at Edelweiss Capital and a boutique PE & M&A firm, during which he concluded several transactions in corporate lending, structured finance, term lending (onshore and offshore) and advised companies on corporate finance strategy and capital raising. Rajeev received his master's degree from the Delhi School of Economics and an MBA from the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad.

Gaurav Davda
Senior Vice President
Gaurav has over 8 years of experience in Investment Banking and Corporate Advisory & has worked across the entire spectrum of Investment Banking products such as M&A, ECM, PE Advisory etc. He has been involved in transactions upwards of US$1.2 bn. Previously, Gaurav worked with the Corporate Strategy team at TCS Ltd and also played a key role at Prime Securities Ltd. He has a marquee network among Funds, Corporates and Advisors alike. Gaurav holds an MBA from SPJIMR and also a degree in Securities Law from Government Law College, Mumbai. He is currently pursuing his CAIA as well.

Satish Mangutkar
Vice President
Satish has a rich experience of over 9 years in Merchant Banking services. Prior to joining SMC he worked with Keynote Corporate Services Ltd. As part of the corporate and investment banking group, he has worked with a number of clients for various merchant banking services. He has strong liaisoning capabilities with regulators such as SEBI and Stock Exchanges. He possesses in-depth knowledge of processes involved in public issues, rights issues, substantial acquisition & takeovers and buyback of equity shares.

Nikhil Agrawal
Associate Vice President
Nikhil has over 6 years of experience in M&A and Private Equity. At SMC Capitals, he covers BFSI and Electrical sectors. He is actively working with leading corporates in Industrial, Packaging and Auto Comps space. Prior to joining SMC Capitals, he was with the Investment banking team of J.P Morgan covering BFSI sector, where he worked on various cross border M&A deals. He has worked with clients like BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole, LSE, Climate Exchange, ING, MetLife, Old Mutual, etc. Nikhil is a Chartered Accountant and MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai. He has also completed CFA and is a certified FRM charter holder. Nikhil has been a part of the Indian Government’s delegation to COP 15 held at Copenhagen by UNFCCC on Environment & Renewable Energy in 2009.
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SMC Capitals
  • Emerging Investment Banker of the year (Source: SMEs Excellence Awards 2013 organised by ASSOCHAM)
SMC Group
  • Best Equity Broking house in Derivative Segment in India (Source: BSE IPF-D&B Equity Broking Awards, 2013 & 2012)
  • Fastest Growing Equity Broking House -Large Firm(Source: BSE IPF-D&B Equity Broking Awards, 2013)
  • India’s Best Equity Broking House (Source: BSE IPF-D&B Equity Broking Awards, 2012 & 2010)
  • India’s Best Currency Broker (Source: Bloomberg-UTV Financial Leadership Awards, 2012 & 2011)
  • Broking house with the Largest distribution Network in the country (Source: BSE IPF-D&B Equity Broking Awards, 2012, 2011 & 2010)
  • Best Research Analyst Award in Equity Fundamentals -Infrastructure (Source: Zee Business - India's Best Market Analyst Awards, 2013)
  • Best Equity Research Analyst in IPO segment and Best Commodity Research Analyst- Viewer's Choice (Source: Zee Business - India's Best Market Analyst Awards, 2012)
  • Award for Continuous Innovation in HR Strategy at Work by Employer Branding Award 2012-13
  • Learning and Talent Technology Excellence Award by Star News HR and Leadership Awards in 2012
  • India’s Best Wealth management Company (Source : Business Sphere 2011)
  • Awarded as India’s Fastest Growing Retail Distribution Network in Financial Services (Source: Business Sphere, 2010)
  • Major Volume Driver award from BSE for 3 years consecutively (2006-07, 2005-06 & 2005-04)
SMC Capitals’s business is expanding around the world, as global markets become ever more tightly linked by technology, by the breaking down of regulatory barriers, and by the increasingly global needs of our clients.  

“It has been a wonderful experience of working along with SMC Capital from the last 3 years or so. Over the period of time, SMC team has rendered services of the highest standards. The extended collaboration and support particularly in crunch time, has helped Newgen in achieving its desired goals within the definite time frame. We wish and hope for a long lasting relationship with SMC Capitals.”  
Kashif Shamim
Company Secretary
Newgen Software Technologies Ltd.

“ We have occasion to take services of company twice for tax purpose in particular market rate of share for fringe benefit purpose. Executives of the company are well trained, prompt in response and with quality services”
Mukesh Shah
Director Finance
Pfizer Limited

“SMC Capitals Ltd performed exceptionally high quality work under very tight deadlines. They were willing to meet all our requests for changing timelines. Additionally, SMC Capitals worked with us at every step of the way to ensure top quality results. Thanks for the great work."
Rk Sharma
Chief Financial Officer
Givo Ltd

“Straight People, Straight Service. SMC is very transparent, prompt and Customer friendly in their dealings, always taking care of investors interest.”
Rahul Jain
Uniche Consultants P Ltd

"We found SMC Capitals very responsive to our needs and easy to work with. Definitely would recommend."
Dr. Ashish Varshney
Director Production
Triveni Glass Ltd

Founded in 1994, SMC Group is one of India’s leading investment solutions providers and has been awarded India’s Best Equity, Derivatives & Currency Broking House with the largest Distribution Network. Recently it has been awarded with Best Equity Broking House – Derivative Segment & Fastest Growing Equity Broking House -Large Firm. (Source: BSE IPF- D&B Equity Broking Awards 2013, 2012, & 2011 and Bloomberg-UTV Financial Leadership Awards 2012 & 2011).In the year 2011, SMC Investments Advisors Ltd. (Wealth Management arm of SMC Group) was rated as “India’s Best Wealth Management Company” (Source: Business Sphere, 2011).

Over the years, SMC has expanded its operations domestically as well as internationally. Existing network includes regional offices at Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Bangalore plus a growing network of 45 branches & authorized persons and 2500+ sub brokers and authorized persons spread across 500+ cities & towns in India. We offer a diverse range of financial services which includes institutional and retail brokerage of equity, currency, commodities, derivatives, online trading, depository services, fixed Deposits, IPOs and mutual funds distribution, dedicated desk for NRI and institutional clients, insurance broking, clearing services, margin funding, investment banking, portfolio management, wealth advisory & research. We have a workforce of more than 2900 employees & over 20000 Registered Associates/ Service providers in distribution segment, serving the financial need a large base of investors efficiently.

We are also amongst the first financial firms in India to expand operations in the lucrative gulf market, by acquiring license for broking and clearing member with Dubai Gold and Commodities exchange (DGCX).
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