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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, 2007/09/26 - Spark Capital Advisors, a leading south-based investment bank today announced its foray into institutional brokerage & securities today. This will lead to Spark Capital emerging as the first south-based firm to offer full service investment banking.
Spark Capital Advisors, a south-based investment bank, today announced its foray into institutional brokerage. Spark Capital has, since its inception, advised on fund raising and M&A transactions worth over USD 1 billion in aggregate. Having obtained its Category I Merchant Banking License and having kicked-off its Investment Management practice earlier this year, the company has recently launched its securities division, to provide research backed insights and recommendations exclusively to institutional investors & funds.
Spark’s foray into institutional brokerage marks yet another milestone, as it would be the first south-based firm to offer full-service investment banking, encompassing Corporate Advisory, Merchant Banking, Securities Broking and Investment Management, all under one brand. Spark will leverage on its strong investment banking background to provide equity broking services, in both cash and derivatives segment.
By focussing on the hitherto under-covered section of South-based, Mid-cap companies that are part of the Outsourcing, Infrastructure and Domestic Consumption themes, Spark Capital seeks to offer institutional investors a plethora of new early picking opportunities and enable them reap rich rewards in the medium to long term.
Commenting on its foray into institutional brokerage and launch of the securities division, Thyagesh Baba, Director, Spark Capital said, “Having established a firm and credible presence in the Investment Banking segment, it was only logical for us to move into Securities Broking and Investment Management to complete the cycle of existing services. We firmly believe that there still exists a non-satiated, need among institutional investors, for insightful research on several segments and companies, particularly in South India.”
Spark Capital has acquired corporate memberships in BSE, NSE and MCX. By bringing out periodic equity research reports on Infrastructure, Financial & lifestyle, Pharma, Engineering & Auto ancillary, Technology & Electronics verticals, Spark Capital will help its institutional clients evaluate long-term investment decisions. The company offers equity broking services through an active network of funds, brokers and investors and also facilitates transaction of block deals.
Started in 2001, Spark Capital Advisors Pvt Ltd (sparkcapital.com) boasts of a clientele that reads like a roster of the who’s who of business in South India. The firm has a history of identifying and working with chosen, promising companies in high-growth sectors that have successfully built shareholder value over time. Headquartered in Chennai, Spark Capital also has an office in Bangalore & will soon expand its on-the-ground presence to Mumbai & Hyderabad.