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  • Founder and CEO of unique distillates and bespoke spirits start-up Diistil 

  • Previously spent 15 years in investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank 

  • Prior to founding Diistil, was Head of EMEA Private Capital Markets at BofA 

  • Has advised on transactions raising in excess of $50bn in equity capital across 15 countries 

  • Advised private companies in raising capital from a broad range of sources, including VCs, growth equity, mutual funds, SWFs, pension funds, private equity, family offices, and strategics 

  • Advised corporations, governments, individuals, and private equity on a range of public equity transactions including IPOs, ABBs, rights issues, permanent capital and SPACs 

  • Worked on transactions in a number of geographies including the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Nordics, Switzerland, Russia, Turkey, Middle East, and Africa 

  • Experience across multiple sectors including technology, real estate, FIG, consumer, media, telecoms, energy, industrials 

  • Graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with a First Class Honours in Economics 

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Raj Batra
Founder and CEO, Diistil
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Skill Set & Expertise

Skill set an expertise


Corporate Strategy

Large Professional and
Investor Network

  • Initial public offerings  

  • Late-stage private placements 

  • Shareholder monetisation  

  • Straight equity and convertible instruments  

  • Board and C-suite advisory  

  • Company positioning  

  • Strategic change  

  • Public market and private investors

  • Board and C-Suite contacts


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