Umakanta Panigrahi is a managing director in the Mumbai office of Duff & Phelps and is part of the Valuation Advisory Services. He has over 10 years of experience in financial advisory services including valuation advisory services, equity research and credit research. 

Umakanta has managed a range of valuation and consulting services including business valuation, portfolio valuation, intellectual property valuation, purchase price allocation and impairment assessment, financial instrument valuations and other IFRS and USGAAP related engagements.

He has also advised several clients on swap ratio determination, corporate finance, business plan development and review, exit strategies and dispute consulting.

Umakanta has managed and executed a range of financial advisory engagements for energy, utilities, infrastructure, private equity, insurance and financial services healthcare, telecom, media and entertainment, retail and IT and ITES industries for mergers & acquisitions, accounting and tax reporting, transfer pricing, litigation and strategic purposes. 

His specialization includes valuation of complex financial instrument (such as complex convertible instruments, earn-out & contingent payments, cross-currency interest rate swaps, options and other hedging instruments). He has also advised several companies on distress debt transaction, earn-out structuring and ESOP structuring.

Prior to joining American Appraisal, Umakanta has worked with the Financial Advisory Services practice of Deloitte and Investment Research & Valuation team of Evalueserve.

Umakanta holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

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