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Prithu  Vatsa

Prithu Vatsa

PhD Candidate, Finance


Prithu earned in Bachelor in Engineering (Electronics and Telecommunications) from University of Pune, an MBA (Finance) from University of Rochester and MS (Entrepreneurship) from University of Florida. 

Before returning to pursue a PhD in Finance, Prithu enjoyed a decade long career in the investment banking and private equity across the globe.

His work experience includes corporate lending, investment banking, project finance, real estate and infrastructure finance,multilateral funds syndication, private equity investments, alternative fund formation, legal documentation and stakeholder engagement.

Besides his research and other academic responsibilities, Prithu enjoys playing raquet sports such as Squash,Tennis as well as Swimming. Prithu is passionate about animal welfare.

Research Interests

Financial Intermediation, Macrofinance, Household Finance and Behavioral Finance

Featured Publications

  • L&T goes merchant for hydro, Vatsa, Prithu, Project Finance International (PFI), 2011

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Investment Officer, Neev Fund, SBI Venture Capital Private Limited, 2012-2014
  • Manager, Infrastructure, SBI Capital Markets Limited, 2009-2012
  • Senior Consultant, Capgemini, Chicago, 2002-2007


  • Valuation, Financial Modelling (Equity Raise, Debt Raise, LBO, Buy Side, Sell Side, Real Estate and Infrastructure Finance), Legal Documentation, Programming (C, Cobol). SAS, STATA


  • M.S., Entrepreneurship, University of Florida, 2016
  • MBA, Finance, University of Rochester, 2009
  • B.E., Electronics and Telecommunications, University of Pune, 2002
Prithu  Vatsa


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