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Sekhar has almost 35 years of experience in investment banking. He ran Deutsche Bank’s Sponsor Coverage Business, which covered private equity firms as investment banking clients, and then took responsibility for the firm’s European Leveraged Finance business, including Leveraged Debt Capital Markets and Sponsor Coverage, from 2000 to 2004.

From 2004 until he left Deutsche Bank in 2012, Sekhar had a senior origination role covering several of the largest private equity firms in Europe. From 2014 to 2016 he worked for KKR Capital Markets covering third party private equity firms as debt financing clients.

Before joining Deutsche Bank, Sekhar ran the group in Bankers Trust Company London responsible for designing equity and other derivative based solutions for European corporate finance clients and was named to the Bank's Partner Group in 1996.

Sekhar began his career as a Corporate Finance generalist in New York where he gained experience in a wide range of debt and equity raising, derivative and other corporate finance transactions.  For the next ten years he specialized in Merger and Acquisition advisory work in New York and London for Salomon Brothers, a boutique investment bank, and Bankers Trust Company. He has considerable experience in structuring, executing and negotiating merger and acquisition advisory assignments in the USA and in several European countries.

Sekhar is also a professional flycasting instructor with Master Level One and Two-Hand teaching qualifications.  He has been a Trustee and fishing guide for the Cancer and Pisces Trust since 2021 and was a Trustee of the University of Chicago from 2010-2015.  Sekhar is married with two adult children and lives in London and Greenwich, Connecticut.  He is a US/UK citizen and speaks functional Spanish.



Investment Banking

Corporate Finance

Leveraged Finance

Private Equity

Mergers and Acquisitions

Corporate finance applications of Derivatives



University of Chicago

M.B.A., Finance

AB, Chemistry


SEDA Experts

Managing Director


Caranx Limited

Director, Co-Owner and Expert Witness


KKR Capital Markets Limited, London



Deutsche Bank AG, London

Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, Financial Sponsors Group


Co-Head of Leveraged Finance and Financial Sponsors

Member of European Management Committee


Head of Financial Sponsors Group


Bankers Trust Company, London

Managing Director


Johnston Associates, London and Madrid



Salomon Brothers Inc, NY and London

Director, Southern European M&A


Investment Banking and Private Equity Expert Witness


Corporate Finance,

Leveraged Finance,

Private Equity,

Mergers and Acquisitions,

Corporate finance applications of Derivatives, SEDA consulting, SEDA financial group, Financial services testifying expert, Financial Industry Experts, Testifying Experts Support, financial expert witness, Dispute Resolution

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Sekhar Bahadur

1185 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

+1 646-626-4555

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