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At Basic Roots Consulting, our team comprises of professionals with rich experience and in-depth understanding of various sectors and their dynamics.


We bring together, over 26 years of deep expertise in fund raising, M&A, strategy consulting and research. The team has worked on close to 27 transactions with a total deal volume of more than $3 billion. 


Arindam Basu


Arindam has over 13 years of experience in fund raising, capital markets and equity research.


He has previously worked at Amp Solar (Delhi), Azure Power (Delhi), Barclays (New York and London), and Lehman Brothers (Mumbai).


Arindam is an MBA from IIM Lucknow and a has a Degree in Engineering from Delhi University.

He is mostly found playing with his 3 year old son or cribbing about not being able to play guitar when not working.

Sonal Biyani


Sonal has over 13 years of experience in capital markets, fund raising (IPO, PE) and M&A.


She has previously worked as an Investment Banker at Axis Capital (Mumbai), Enam Securities (Mumbai), and Lehman Brothers (Mumbai).


Sonal is an MBA from IIFT, Delhi and has a Degree in Engineering from Jodhpur University. She is also a CFA (US) charter holder. 

She moonlights as a standup comedian and is a ninja mother to her 6 year old son.


Rupesh Madlani

Senior Strategic Advisor

Rupesh has over 18 Years of experience and spent a decade at Lehman Brothers and Barclays in equity research in sustainability and clean technology, ranking first in the Institutional Investor survey.


Prior to this, Rupesh worked at PwC in the corporate finance practice. Rupesh is a chartered accountant and Freeman of the City of London. He is an expert reviewer in various publications with the World Economic Forum, the OECD, Prince of Wales Sustainability unit and the United Nations relating to sustainable development.

Currenty, he is the Founder and CEO of Bankers Without Boundaries, UK, a social enterprise powered by former investment bankers to assist fund raising for high impact projects that benefit the environment and social good.


Rupesh is a Bachelor in Economics from London School of Economics and a Chartered Accountant.

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