With the global banks shrinking their operations significantly, the boutique investment banks have come to the rescue. Currently, the complex structure, large deal sizes, and uncertainty in regulating approvals affect the execution risk highly. Therefore, the investment banks that are the core supporter of these large transactions must become aware of these execution risks. This explains the sudden rise of novel and smart M&A boutiques, which are successfully trembling up the deal street. Growing at the same pace, these firms can soon turning into merger mavens, which the clients can rely on for loyalty and the competition the global market needs to look out for.
One such boutique investment banking advisory firm to look out for is Arkstons Advisory. It offers seamless investment banking advisory services to clients seeking in-depth strategic, investing, and financial expertise. The inception of the company was in the year 2016 with offices in London and Bahrain. The major operation centers of the firm are in the Middle East, Western Europe, and Southeast Asia.
Remarkable Services through Specialized Solutions
Arkstons Advisory strives to provide exceptional services through its specialized investment banking solutions from day one to closure. It offers wide-ranging strategic advisory solutions in due diligence, capital raising, equity offerings, debt syndications, and derivatives. It caters the services to industry verticals like Financial Institutions Group, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Natural Resources, Automobile, Media Entertainment, and other industrials.
Arkstons diversified structure specializes in cross border M&A, capital raise advisory, and joint venture advisory across major sectors and geographies including manufacturing, automobile pharmaceutical, and many others. Till date, the best boutique investment banking advisory company has successfully served over more than fifty clients in around more than thirty countries and has an inclination towards working with the eminent companies having reputed stature.
Turning Challenges into Capitalizing Opportunities
With the number of emerging innovative consultancy companies, staying in the market and surviving the competition is itself a very big challenge. Hence, to stay ahead and stand out from the rest is the only strategy that helps to endure in the competitive marketplace. Arkstons Advisory is constantly striving to position itself uniquely in the globalized market backed by its exceptional performance and unique services.
Initially, securing the deals and operating globally was a major task for the firm, as the global market is more interconnected which would increase the global market value of the M&A sector in general. Challenges are an inevitable part of the journey; it’s the way one tackles them is what makes the company exceptional than others. In this protracted journey, Arkstons Advisory has been through numerous challenges but always focused on turning those challenges into capitalizing opportunities by responding quickly and taking the right step at the right time. This unique approach has positioned the leading advisory company to distinctively stay ahead in the global market race.
A Crackerjack Entrepreneur’s Pathway Towards a Leading Company
Binesh Balan (Founder and Executive Director at Arkstons Advisory) has had a fascinating journey and embarked on many milestones from a very young age. His entrepreneurial voyage started when he was pursuing his undergraduate degree and got introduced to an online delivery mode. This was the time in the mid-2000s and prior to advent of mobile applications and 3G/4G, making him realize that this model was too early for the market, as the modern technology was not dominant enough. Binesh also acknowledged that he needed some experience and exposure to step up his game in the market. With the intent to enhance his managerial skills and gather expertise in the IB space, he pursued MBA in Finance and later entered into the Investment Banking/M&A advisory space to gather more experience. After knowing the ropes of the industry, he started his firm Arkstons Advisory in 2016 in India followed by Bahrain and the U.K.
Presently, he holds exemplary expertise in diversified sectors such as IB, M&A, and GCC in general. The confident founder says, “In a booming deal market, many corporates spend a vast amount of their time answering ‘if’ deals need to be initiated, whereas the focus should be on ‘when’ and ‘how’ to initiate and execute those deals to accelerate growth and create maximum sustainable value.”
Accomplishments for Performing Exceptionally
Over the years, Arkstons Advisory has received many prestigious awards for its performance and excellent contribution in the industry. It has been recognized at the “Asian Arab Awards 2019”, held in the first quarter of 2019, organized by Asian Arab Chambers of Commerce (AACC) in association with the Indian Economic Trade Organisation (IETO). It was also listed among the “Most Outstanding Consulting Firms of 2019” by a leading online business magazine too. In addition, by working in conjunction with its subsidiary, Arkstons Advisory has recently been conferred with the “Outstanding Debt and Equity Firm of the Year 2019” and “Ten Trusted M&A Consulting Firms”.
Integrating the Platform Might Deliver Better Outcomes
Binesh believes that there are certain key changes that could improve the industry platform. To begin with, by collaborating with the dynamic business leaders and forward-thinking investors, one can deliver scalable investment strategies that would not only generate economic returns but also positive social outcomes. Additionally, welcoming the digital revolution and embracing it can also assist companies to grow. Hence, digitizing is the change that can improve global collaborations, deliver data-driven insights, reduce costs, time, and streamline the processes in a systematic manner.
Improving Global Collaborations and Accelerating Transactions
Looking at the key challenges like complexity, implementation, and execution, Arkstons Advisory plans to upgrade its platform with custom digitized solutions to deal with complexities and ensure smoother implementation & execution. It is making use of advanced technologies to reduce time and cost. These approaches will improve global collaborations and accelerate deal-making and transactions.