Name: Datla Prithvi Raj Varma
Designation: Managing Partner
Company: Shihon Advisors
Education : CA
Summary: I am a Hyderabad based qualified chartered accountant (ICAI) with over 13 years of professional experience in investment banking, advisory services ranging from M&A, dispute resolution, transaction tax, family office estate planning and private client practice.
My professional journey began with BMR Advisors in Bombay, a tax focused consulting firm where I worked with several clients on international tax and transaction tax related engagements for over three years. I followed up my stint in Bombay by returning to Hyderabad and began working with P R Datla, a leading and well established private accounting firm in Hyderabad, on audit, attestation and tax advisory services. During my tenure at P R Datla, my entrepreneurial journey started with building an investment banking vertical for the firm.
To build on this exposure, I also set up a separate financial services firm – Shihon Advisors, where I have partnered with Mr Kali Prasad, Ex Managing Partner EY (Hyderabad). The objective of Shihon Advisors is to work as investment advisors to promoters of infrastructure, healthcare, education and pharmaceutical companies. Our firms currently have over 25 professionals working with us. I am in the process of expanding Shihon’s footprint to geographies beyond Indian shores via collaborations to promote the interests of Indian promoters.
Over the years, I have worked closely with several promoters and businesses on aspects covering from fund raising to regulatory structuring to tax advisory and litigation advisory where we have seen the value we have added to these entrepreneurs. I believe that TIE would be a great platform where I can share my experiences of having worked closely with several entrepreneurs over the course of my journey thus far.