The Team

  • Rupin Kumar

    Rupin is Founding Partner at Equidus Advisory.

    He is a seasoned international Project Finance and Investment professional with strong experience in a wide range of activities including structuring of key commercial agreements, debt and equity syndication, valuation and execution of big-ticket deals in Oil, Gas, Power, LNG terminals and Petrochemicals. He has served in Financial Advisory and Corporate Development positions at companies like Qatar Petroleum, ONEtoONE Corporate Finance, KPMG, EDF Energy where he worked with PE Funds, Commercial banks, Export Credit Agencies and financial institutions arranging financing and equity for deals and projects. He also served as Advisor to State Finance Policy Committee in the State of Qatar advising on various Sovereign bonds and transactions. He has received his MBA from London Business School and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Rupin is a British National.

  • Brain K. Langenberg, CFA

    Brian K. Langenberg is US Partner at Equidus Advisory.

    Brian’s 30 years of experience in capital markets is highlighted by his noted position as an award-winning Industrial Strategist and innovator with Credit Suisse First Boston, Wachovia Securities and Langenberg & Company.  He has participated in raising approximately $1 billion in equity capital in his career as well as advising on numerous mergers and acquisitions. He is often interviewed by CNBC, the Wall Street Journal and other media outlets.  He is an active leader and contributor with the CFA Institute and a mentor for the CFA Global Investment Challenge. Additionally, he is a professor at Northeastern Illinois where he manages the Business Internship program, advises students and teaches corporate finance, security analysis, and financial markets and institutions. Brian is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management with a Master’s Degree in Finance and Transportation.  He holds a B.A. in Economics from Saint Norbert College where he was recognized in Who’s Whom in American Universities and Colleges. Brian is a US national.

  • James Charisiou

    James Charisiou is Australia Partner at Equidus Advisory

    James is a Director at Equidus Advisory. He is a seasoned international investments and strategy executive, with over 20 years experience in assisting large Companies and Funds address their growth and performance agendas across the European, Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions.  James has deep expertise in restructuring investment portfolios, turning around underperforming businesses, managing global acquisition programs and shaping cross-border market entry strategies. Prior roles of James include Chief Commercial Officer and Board Member of RWE’s MENA energy services business, and a Partner with KPMG’s Corporate Finance and Strategy practices. James is an Australian national.

  • Rajesh Mehra

    Rajesh Mehra is a Tax and Accounting Partner at Equidus Advisory.

    Rajesh is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has experience of over 28 years in professional accounting and tax consultancy with Large Industrial Groups.  His focus areas include financial due diligence, cross border accounting and tax advisory for business transactions including Mergers & Acquisitions and Project Finance. He is well experienced in accounting and business consolidation, efficient tax structure, share capital changes, working capital accounting and inventory appraisal for Sale Purchase Agreements and adjustments. Rajesh is an Indian national.

  • Rajiv Ramchandran

    Rajiv Ramchandran is a Director at Equidus Advisory.

    Rajiv has over 30 years of proven leadership and expertise in M&A, corporate finance, strategic planning, business development, and global operations. Rajiv was also the Regional Director for Rainwater Business Advisers where he drove sell-side and buy-side M&A Advisory for the lower middle market firms, and a Partner at ONEtoONE Corporate Finance, a boutique M&A Advisory firm focused on middle market transactions.  Rajiv is also a Founding Partner at Kara Partners focused on driving targeted capital investments in Energy (Oil & Gas, Renewables), Software, Real Estate and Life Sciences sectors.  He has sourced deals for Capital Raise transactions ranging from $500k to $1B in overall funding across targets in US, LATAM, Africa and Asia. Rajiv has an MBA in Finance from the Chicago Booth School of Business, and Master’s degree in computer science and Space Sciences from the Florida Institute of Technology.  Rajiv is a US national.