About Us

Advisory services

Have a challenging business situation on which you need advise on ? Reach out to us and we will partner with you in your journey to achieve profitability, sustained growth, organization restructuring or operations streamlining.

Mergers & Acquisition

Looking for inorganic growth or looking to monetize your business. Reach out to us and we will help you find the right partner for your objective.


Have a solid business plan but don’t have the financial resources for it ? Reach out to us and we will assist you in raising capital through equity, plain and structured debt.

Our Expertise


We have decades of hands-on experience across various aspects and segments of education businesses and deep network in the education ecosystem – we are the best advisory firm in the education space.


With our experience in advising Hospitals, Pharma Companies and Diagnostic chains we are well poised to help you in your business objectives in the healthcare space.


We have worked with leading retailers across most sub-segments of retail to create tailored solutions to address the challenges faced today as well as emerging opportunities.

Case Studies

Large Retail Client

Fundraise: Our Client is an established leader in apparel retail business in the Southern Part of India. The company has 4 renowned brands flanking multiple cities primarily in the ethnic apparel and value fashion segment. To fuel its growth plans of opening 5 more stores, the company wanted to raise debt. LoEstro acted as financial advisors, creating the business plan, reaching out to potential lenders, negotiating the terms and closing the deal.


Fund raise: Univariety operates in career guidance and alumni space and works closely with Schools, Universities, Students and Parents. LoEstro acted as advisors to the company helping them raise equity financing through institutional investors. We helped in building the valuation model, finalizing the term sheet, helping with collatarels and due-diligence. Univariety was able to successfully raise capital with Infoedge coming on board as investors.

People Combine

M&A Advisory: Nord Anglia Education’s acquisition of Oakridge International School was the largest cross border transaction in the K-12 Space. LoEstro acted as a sell side advisors to the promoters helping them maximize their exit value and reducing the complexity of the deal. We managed the entire transaction process end-to-end including getting the vendor diligence done, helping in preparing the collaterals, negotiating the termsheet/investment documents and eventually closing the deal.

Nord Anglia

Post Acquisition Advisory: LoEstro assisted Nord Anglia Education with post acquisition integration of Oakridge group of schools. The initiatives included corporate restructuring, tax planning and regulatory compliances. LoEstro did a detailed analysis of the requirement and then created an action plan for seamless integration.

Our Clients


Rakesh provided us with great insights on the Indian schools market and the M&A environment. He is a pleasure to work with, knowledgeable, helpful and responsive. He also understands the perspective of a global operator.

Michael Uzielli, Chief Financial Officer, Cognita
Rakesh has excellent experience of investing in and running new and existing schools in India. He and team are our “go to” people for education in India
Charles Robinson, Group Business Development Director, International School Partnerships, UK
Rakesh and his team have played a critical role in People Combine’s journey for over a decade. In various capacities the team has helped us develop business plan, garner resources – talent and capital and deliver the plan. On the fundraise side they led the process of raising capital from Ascent, giving then an exit through a leveraged buyout and eventually managing the Nord Anglia deal. Can vouch for the team’s professionalism, client centricity and expertise. Looking forward to a continued professional engagement with LoEstro
Naga Prasad, Chairman, People Combine
Rakesh and Team offer a blend of practical advice, financial and sector expertise and client focus which is of immense value to clients. His ability to coordinate different streams of activity effectively enables transaction execution in a seamless manner.
Ankit Majumdar, Partner, Platinum Partners
Rakesh and Team have been an integral part of our journey since inception. They have advised us on key strategic matters, helped us raise capital, manage investor relationships. The team brings in a unique blend of operations, advisory and fundraise experience in education space which is quite unparalleled.
Jaideep Gupta, Founder and CEO , Univariety

Our Team

Rakesh Gupta
Rakesh Gupta Managing Partner
Rakesh is a seasoned education sector specialist with over 8+ Years of experience in education sector and has extensively advised clients in K-12 and Higher Education on market entry and expansion strategy, business planning, fund raise and M&A. He has more than 15 years of experience in consulting, fundraise and M&A and has earlier worked with McKinsey and Company, Gurgaon

Rakesh has an MBA in finance from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
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Praveen Kumar Jallan
Praveen Kumar JallanPartner
Praveen is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) with experience of over 16 years in the areas of advisory, auditing and accounting. Praveen has worked for more than 10 years in large accounting firms S.R. Batliboi & Co. (member firm of Ernst & Young) and Walker Chandiok & Co LLP (member firm of Grant Thornton).

Praveen has earlier worked as Equity Analyst with Motilal Oswal Securities Limited, Mumbai. Praveen is also a designated IFRS faculty for the diploma courses conducted by the ICAI.
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Richa Sahu
Richa SahuPartner
Richa has over 15 years of experience across consulting, technology and education. She has previously worked with Deloitte strategy and operations consulting division in the Technology & Telecom sector
As an education sector specialist, Richa has worked for 7+ Years on variety of areas including setting up systems and processes, running academic operations, driving innovation in teaching and learning, conducting audits and diligences.

Richa is an Engineer and also has an MBA from the Indian School of Business Hyderabad.

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Sumit Handa
Sumit HandaPartner
Sumit has more than 18 years of robust leadership experience in domains of Marketing, Sales, Ops & New Business development in Education and FMCG Space. During his long stint of working with reputed FMCG companies Sumit has build core competencies in a number of areas including- New Product Launch, Sales and Marketing, Brand Management & Operations Management.

Sumit holds a MBA from Symbiosis and a BTech (Mech) from NIT Kurukshetra.
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Contact Us

Our Office:
91 Springboard, Mytri Square, 2-41/11, 6/2,
Gachibowli – Miyapur Rd, Prashanth Nagar Colony,
Hyderabad, Telangana 500084

Email address: connectwithus@loestro.com

Phone Number: 9948426111