A photographic portrait of Vivek Soni
Globally, private equity has entered a golden age. India, owing to its strong macro fundamentals, favorable demographics and quality of entrepreneurs, is well positioned to attract a disproportionately higher share of private equity capital.

Vivek Soni

EY India Private Equity Leader

Strategic thinker and leader. More than 22 years of experience in M&A advisory, Private Equity investing, structured finance and running a PE portfolio company. Passionate biker and avid traveler.

Vivek leads the Private Equity Services for EY in India. He leads a cross-functional team tasked with the coverage of EY India’s Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) fund clients and their portfolio companies. Vivek is also engaged in various M&A deals and plays an important role in in building and maintaining relationships with large PE and VC funds.

He has over two decades of consulting and deal advisory experience across diverse sectors and market segments across Indian and international markets. His experience encompasses business restructuring, business development, management and leadership, debt financing, equity raising, private equity investing, new products development and structured finance. Vivek is part of a rare group of professionals who bring together a depth of experience across sell-side advisory, buy-side PE investing and on-ground operational experience of leading and scaling up a PE-backed services business in India.

Vivek holds an MBA from London Business School and is a Chartered Accountant.

 

How Vivek is building a better working world

Vivek’s work as an advisor to the private equity sector helps PE funds make investment decisions that contribute towards building businesses in India.

This indirectly creates a positive impact on the Indian economy by way of creating jobs, supporting emerging businesses, driving investments in impact sectors such as renewables, accelerating financial inclusion and nurturing a culture of entrepreneurship, thereby bringing about a meaningful change in the lives of many aspirational Indians.