Founder & MD of CapSavvy Consultants Pvt Ltd., Anil Goyal is the living example of classic entrepreneurial spirit that pivoted an employee to become an entrepreneur. It was back in 2019 when he started the journey towards greater heights of achievements after working for 25 years for different companies.
Mr Anil is a certified Business Strategist and a rank holder Chartered Accountant and has expertise across
diverse industries and sectors towards ROI focused services to businesses. His areas of specialization include Debt fundraising from banks and institutions, Equity fundraising from PE Funds, Strategies for ROI improvement, Insolvency and Bank Settlement matters, Project Development advisory, Start-ups advisory, Education advisory and many more.
Anil had been associated as Director/ CEO with Mexus Education, Meril Life Sciences, Mangalore SEZ, SAIL SEZ, IL&FS and advisor to many large corporates, small & medium enterprises, state governments and central government on matters related to financing and implementation of greenfield and expansion projects, city developments, joint ventures projects etc.
Anil has successfully competed for fundraising for more than 180 corporates and greenfield projects with an aggregate Project Cost of USD 5 Billion (INR 35000 crore) involving funding to the tune of USD 2 Billion (INR 13000 Crore) through various Banks, Institutions and Private Equity Funds.
Anil has participated as a speaker across various business platforms such as CII, Assocham, CRISIL and ILFS. His articles have been published across various leading newspapers viz Hindustan Times, Business Line, Indian Express, Deccan Herald etc. Anil had been a panellist in a live TV Show.
CapSavvy & Service Portfolio
CapSavvy, an award-winning ISO 9001:2015 company, is an expert financial and business advisor that focuses on providing multifaceted advisory to cater for the growing demands of modern businesses to compete globally and thrive in a fast-paced & challenging economy. CapSavvy’s range of services are designed to upgrade businesses and fast forward their growth through a bouquet of services such as-
- Start-up Advisory and Funding
- Financial Restructuring
- Equity Fundraising
- Debt Syndication
- CFO Services
- SEZ Services
Backed by an experienced advisory panel of chartered accountants, bankers, technocrats and management professionals, CapSavvy becomes a partner for the growth and progress of the business in today’s fast moving digital world and lets the promoters focus on their core business activities.
The Turning Point in the Journey
After passing the Chartered Accountancy final exam with national rank in 1995, through campus placement, Anil could get an opportunity to work with IDBI in the credit division, where his role was to evaluate project funding cases and keeping track of their business progress through various check-points. Working with IDBI and especially under Mr Debasish Mallick gave a rock-solid platform for Anil’s career growth.
Post IDBI, Anil had worked at leadership positions with SKIL Group, IL&FS, Mangalore SEZ, Mexus Education and Meril Life Sciences. While managing Mexus Education as Managing Director & CEO for more than 10 years and leading a cross-functional team of more than 1500 people, Anil gained the rich qualities of an Entrepreneur while dealing with various organisational challenges.
Having born in the Agarwal family and with the deep understanding gained during leadership positions at various organisations, Anil decided to become an entrepreneur with the support of his family.
Clientele & Corporate Ethos
CapSavvy has been providing business and financial advisory to various type of organisations from SMEs and large corporations and covering new-age sectors such as E-commerce and start-up to well-established sectors such as Real-estate and infrastructure. Currently, CapSavvy is serving clients in E-commerce, Home Appliances, Health Products, Sports Equipments, Aircraft Maintenance, Shipyard, Real Estate, Food sector, Plastic Industry, Logistic and so on.
CapSavvy’s approach is modern and unique while serving the clients. They work with their client through
the “Business Partner Approach”. Under this unique approach, the CapSavvy team gets into the shoes of
their client and understands their business needs through their eye, so as to ensure personalised and effective advice.
Hurdles on the Way
During the initial period of CapSavvy, a major challenge was to look for the right candidates, who are like-minded and believe in CapSavvy vision and objectives. Being a new entrant in the already crowded advisory space, it was difficult for CapSavvy to hire good candidates. However, because of the past reputation of its founders, CapSavvy could get associated with a good mix of teams.
Another challenge at CapSavvy during the initial phase was to tie up with the right ERP agency to manage clients’ projects and internal service team. After a lot of research, CapSavvy tied up with Zoho Suite, which is currently the best among all available options in ERP.
The Success Mantra
Anil reflects on his past journey and his achievements and says that his success journey is a mix of the outcome of two factors, One, it is because of the professional traits that he followed while working in leadership positions and secondly, because of continuous guidance and support from his mentors, his superiors, friends and family members. Anil’s mantras of success are:
- Always be punctual
- Always be eager to learn
- Share your knowledge with others
- Be polite in your talks/ discussions
- Listen very carefully and understand another person’s viewpoint
- Always deliver more than what is expected from you
Creating a More Balanced and Equal Industry
Anil shares a few common suggestions and strategies that can be adopted by companies to stay connected and afloat and create a balanced and equal industrial economy:
- The focus of core competency and quality enhancement
- Outsourcing non-core products/ work to vendors
- Maintaining a healthy relationship with stakeholders
- Managing employees & related optimization
A Day in Visionary’s Life
Anil’s average day comprises an early start, with mostly a planned routine in the middle for a jam-packed day. After morning walk and routine exercise early morning, Anil does his prayer and meditation for about 1 hour, which is followed by breakfast with family members. Average daily tasks include; a) Managing team for client servicing/ mandate execution, b) Client meetings, c) Meeting with associates/ service providers, d) Meetings with Banks, Investors and Funds, f) Webinars/ Newspapers for knowledge gain g) Media Interactions and h) Networking Meetings.
Favourite Book – “The Secret”
CapSavvy foresees to become the best financial and business advisor in managing challenges of the modern
business world and to achieve this, CapSavvy dedicatedly provides genuine & customized services that lead to high ROI.
Feathers in the Cap
CapSavvy has received many awards and accolades in a short span since its inception. A few of the prominent awards and milestones include;
- Shri Debasish Mallick, former Dy Managing Director of EXIM Bank joined CapSavvy Board as non-executive Vice-Chairman.
- CapSavvy featured on Cover Story of Silicon India and being awarded as Best Financial Services Startup in Mumbai.
- CapSavvy brand nominated as Best Service Brand for quality excellence jointly by CNBC Awaz, Benchmark Trust and BSE
- CapSavvy is an internationally acclaimed Quality Management Certified Company with ISO 9001:2015 Certification.
- DIPP, MoCI, Govt of India has recognised the initiatives of CapSavvy and issued Certificate of Recognition.
- CapSavvy gained recognition from Central Vigilance Commission, GoI for its efforts in following good governance & ethical practices.
A Piece of Advice be for Female Entrepreneurs
Although they are traditionally underrepresented in the business world, women have always been entrepreneurs. Women have been driven to start and maintain businesses of their own throughout history. Women are now starting businesses at a rate 1.5 times higher than the average.
Women entrepreneurs often underestimate their own potential and fail to dream big enough. It is important
to tap into the inner reason behind your business and really think about the legacy you want to leave behind.