Shajan Ninan has over 17 years of progressively diverse experience in investment banking, equity research, M&A, and financial advisory businesses in Wall Street. He brings a practitioner’s perspective to the class room with his case method training. Currently, he is engaged in offering participant-centered case based workshops and seminars in finance and entrepreneurship areas. In his effort to bring real-world experience into the class room, Ninan is also engaged as a guest lecturer in many business schools in India.
Most recently, Ninan was a branch manager and managing director at Network1 Financial Securities responsible for branch supervision and investment banking. His roles included financial advisory and capital raising initiatives, valuation analysis, deal structure, and deal execution. He was solely responsible for rendering an opinion with respect to the fairness, from a financial point of view, in connection with the acquisition of a leading providers of Secure Biometric Identity and Electronic Transaction Solutions, US and South African based companies. He prepared and presented a comprehensive valuation report to the Board of Directors of the Acquirer.
Previously, He was a Managing Director and Branch Manager at BBR, Wilmington Capital Securities, LLC and Sandgrain Securities, Inc where he was responsible for managing and supervising all registered and non-registered personnel of the Branch Office. His responsibilities included all aspects of broker-dealer sales management, daily operations, compliance, and supervisory functions. At Wilmington, he was engaged on several financing transactions including private/public equity capital raising and debt private placements for small and middle market growth oriented companies. At Sandgrain Securities, Inc, his responsibilities ranged from conducting due diligence to in-depth valuation analysis of companies structuring, and negotiating financial terms in connection with several financing transactions. He was engaged as a strategic investment advisor for home healthcare companies and provided fairness opinion in connection with the acquisitions. He assisted in raising over $200 million dollars in private placement and PIPE financing transactions. He started at Sandgrain as an Equity Research Analyst where his coverage focused on companies in the Medical Devices/Healthcare Services industry.
His role as a Fellow at Harvard University, he held several sessions covering the course materials on Business Analysis and Valuation, and introduced a framework that helped students to fully understand the strategic analysis for business valuation.
Ninan introduced an initiative called the ‘Model for Change’ which refers to the Corporate Shared Value (CSV) responsibility to effect positive social changes. His initiative is based on his belief that business schools are the drivers of change in developing a collective vision of building socially beneficial businesses that addresses our societal problems. His entrepreneurship programs focus on helping aspiring entrepreneurs to ease the common entrepreneurial challenges such as crafting a sustainable business strategy, building teams, and securing funds.