‘We got acquired’ – one news we hear quite often these days! Given the stealthy approach generally followed for M&A, it all looks like it happened one fine morning! In fact, a successful M&A takes weeks and months to execute – the entrepreneurs, M&A advisors, and the counsels burning the midnight oil are the typical closing stories of every other M&A.

From an acquiree perspective, real preparation starts much before and involves a number of strategic and operational tasks – development of the M&A thesis; arriving at (and driving) the valuations, gearing up for due diligence, setting up and installing internal controls, information systems and so on. Not all exits happen in the natural course – most of them are driven by well-thought-out and thorough exit strategies developed and executed over a period.

We, at FinLead, has handled multiple M&As end-to-end, with a niche focus in the software sector – We are not accountants or counsels (we are not a CA firm or a law firm), we work alongside the entrepreneurs to make sure that the deal is well conceptualized, well negotiated and well executed.  Are you looking forward to exit/M&A in the near future? Let’s talk and make it happen!

Contact Sandheep Prakashan  or Kannan Surendran  to know more

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Jyothis Joseph​

We approached Finlead with a strong reference from our friends who had worked with Finlead before. While we were expecting a usual rigid and laid back finance team, Finlead’s professionals came in as a pleasant surprise. All of them were tech savy and had deep knowledge about the IT industry. Their experience in transaction advisory came in much handy during our acquisition process, creating a win-win for all parties. The team is young, dynamic and has previously completed multiple US – India transactions. We’re sure we’ll be working with them again.


Jyothis Joseph​

CEO, Ideamine

I have known Kannan & his team in FinLead for several years now, right from the early days of my first start-up. FinLead took care of all our accounting needs. Not every time you find an accounting firm who understands business! Their service delivery was great and I would recommend them to anyone! The team’s exceptional problem-solving skills – whether it be accounting, tax, compliance or commercial contracts, is worth mentioning as well!


CEO, Profoundis

We met FinLead when we were about to be acquired by a large US Corporation. We had the acquirer diligence due in a few weeks’ time and we had a lot of accounting tasks in the backlog for our multiple companies in US and India. I should say that team FinLead’s service delivery was exceptional – not only we could complete the books way ahead of the deadline, but the manner in which it was executed and presented was also top class, we comfortably completed the diligence and the deal. Indeed a trustworthy accounting partner for entrepreneurs!


CEO, Empressam Inc

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Our Team

Kannan Surendran

Tony Sajan

Sandheep Prakasan

Ninan John

Consultant, Practising Lawyer,
HC of Kerala

Gautam Mallaya

Consultant, Practising Company Secretary

Transactions recently executed by us

Company Industry Transaction Type Investor/Acquirer Links
Ideamine Technologies Software Acquisition Netrix International, Chicago The Hindu Business
Empressem Technologies Software Acquisition Netrix International, Chicago The Hindu Business
Simplio International Inc OTA Acquisition Pegas Tours ABC
Profoundis Labs (vibe) SaaS Acquisition FullContact Inc, USA Tech Crunch