Managing Director, Europe
Kunal is a Managing Director and joined Results in 2016. He has over 15 years of corporate finance experience working at investment banks including Bear Stearns and Macquarie in their M&A and debt advisory teams. Prior to joining Results, he worked at IQVIA as a Director in the Corporate Development team, where he was responsible for the origination and execution of strategic and inorganic transactions.
Kunal has accumulated experience on a range of transactions across industry sectors, representing and advising clients that include some of the leading pharma companies, private equity funds and founder-led businesses. His focus in recent years has been on pharmaceutical outsourcing transactions including contract research and manufacturing.
He holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Chicago.
In his spare time, Kunal is kept well occupied by his two young daughters and playing taxi driver over the weekend.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. – Henry David Thoreau
CRO Sector Update: March 2021
M&A and valuations in the CRO sector – March 2021 The level of impact that Covid-19 has had on M&A activity is comparable to that of the Great Financial Crisis, however, the rebound has been notably stronger. In the last year c.70 deals completed with a significant contribution from the second half of the year. […]
CRO Sector Update: June 2020
The impact of COVID-19 on M&A and valuations in the CRO sectorUnsurprisingly, the CRO market, like many other sectors has been impacted markedly by the global pandemic. Global trials have been suspended as patient recruitment has become strained and operating sites closed. Pharma sponsors have begun to rethink how to adapt the drug development paradigm […]
Virtual deal-making – a new normal for the M&A world
Towards a brave new “all-In” virtual deal-making world Once obligatory rituals of the investment process, the “gut check” in-person meeting between a buyer and the operator-sellers are now being replaced with video conference interviews and virtual facility tours (and the detailed physical inspection of the workplace and core scientific R&D facilities). In this paper, we […]
CRO sector M&A drivers and market trends
Contract Research Organisations (CROs) typically provide discovery and development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices industries (frequently referred to as sponsors), but can also support foundations, research institutions and universities. CROs co-ordinate and execute activities throughout the R&D pathway, by organising and conducting clinical trials to test the new molecule in humans. As […]
The healthcare industry: primed to profit from AI and machine learning
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning in healthcare and life sciences holds the promise of reforming the industry. Generating and harnessing mass pools of data, the healthcare and life science industries are particularly primed to profit from the potential of AI, offering the unearthing of hidden insights in a world of unstructured data. Frost and […]
Private equity: changing attitudes to European healthcare
The private equity community’s interest in healthcare has been moulded by its perception of it being an evergreen industry that is resistant to economic cycles and driven by underlying fundamentals and undeniable long-term trends. The fact is, as we are living longer with an ageing population, there is an increasing prevalence of chronic diseases due […]
Meet The Team
Head of Finance