We are a boutique investment bank based in Bangalore, India. Over the last seventeen years, Masterkey has provided strategic advisory services to over 140 M&A, Venture and Private Equity transactions.

Our team has a deep understanding of value and structuring implications of these transactions. Combining our deep and rich transaction experience with our focused domain knowledge, we help clients access quality capital and close an array of strategic and financial transactions.

Our team has several decades of experience and have been dominant players in investment banking for emerging technology and innovative businesses in India.

Our clientele is largely fast growing technology firms and new generation innovative businesses. Masterkey has a strong network of relationships in India and across the globe with domestic and global investors to deliver financial solutions essential for rapid growth and profitability.

We bring together a wide range of insights, expertise and innovations to advance the interests of our clients. Every day brings a new set of investment challenges and opportunities. Through our unique combination of expertise, research and global reach, we work tirelessly to anticipate and advance what’s next—applying collective insights to help keep our clients at the forefront of innovation and change.

How We Work

Our advisory teams provide unparalleled guidance to clients by combining deep product and sector expertise and we have advised hundreds of clients across our core focus sectors —Healthcare, Consumer and retail, Internet, Technology enabled business services, clean technologies and technology , media and telecommunications. We advise our clients throughout the entire business lifecycle—from raising of Venture and private equity to M&A advisory.

Ideation &
Creation With Clients

Fund/Capital Raising

Acquisition / Fund Raising
Debt / Raising For Growth

Exit Via Merger Or


Venture Capital

We have been the engine to raise Capital that focuses on funding innovation and entrepreneurship for early stage companies. We assist with –

• Ideation
• Business case preparation
• Building the business model
• Presentation to Investors
• Commercial Term Sheet
• Due Diligence and Closure

Private Equity

We have been in the forefront of raising growth capital for companies led by entrepreneurs and teams, addressing both domestic and global markets. We provide –

• Business model and detailed Information memorandum
• Collateral preparation
• Investor short-listing
• Commercial term sheet
• Due diligence and closure

Mergers & Acquisitions

We have been in the forefront of leading mergers and acquisitions across industry and have a deeply focussed process to manage the same. We help by –
• Working closely with client engagements in ideating the Deal Rationale
• Target/Acquirer short-listing and collateral preparation
• Transaction presentation and negotiation
• Commercial term sheet
• Due diligence and Transaction closure

Restructuring & Reorganization

We have led several restructurings and reorganizations which include –
• Acquisitions
• Divestitures
• Joint Ventures
• Leveraged Buyouts
• Mergers
• Privatizations
• Recapitalizations
• Spin-offs / Split-offs
• Tax-advantaged Structures

Advisory Services

A host of early stage and growth companies have substantially benefited from our advisory services which include –
• Due Diligence
• Agreements & Document Review/Advice
• Pre-Investment Review
• Project Conceptualization and Feasibility Studies
• Risk Allocation, Assessment & Reasonableness of Cost
• Advise on Financing Options – Sources, Cost & Risk
• Financial Analysis & Modeling – Scenario Analysis
• Potential JV/Partner Profiling
• Negotiating Support for Equity Buy In
• Project Evaluation
• Capital Market Advisory Services
• Specialist services – ESOP structuring
• Cross border regulatory advisory
• Structuring of ESOP plans


We have been involved in over 140 transactions of various types including mergers, acquisitions, PE funding , venture funding and advisory services. We have worked with all the leading private equity and venture funds operating globally and have an excellent working relationship with them. Our clients include both new generation technology companies and leading corporate organizations. A hall mark of our services has been the fact that every client we have worked with has stayed a lifelong client with us.

Industries We’ve Worked In

Consumer Internet & Mobile
Software Products & Cloud Based Technologies
Healthcare and Life sciences
Manufacturing and Cleantech
Software and Analytics

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