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Rishikesh Shintre
Rishikesh founded Mindspring in 2004 at the young age of 28 with a passion to support clients through various stages of their business lifecycle. Rishikesh works closely with clients as their strategic partner and a key contributor in their decision making processes. Under his leadership, Mindspring has successfully participated in several successes of its clients. Prior to setting up Mindspring, Rishikesh had a 5 year stint in the corporate finance practice of Ernst & Young.

Rishikesh has rich experience in corporate finance and consulting, cutting across sectors such as consumer goods, auto, industrial products, metals & mining, engineering, transport & logistics, etc. He has worked with domestic clients such as Datar Group, Meru Taxis, Hindustan Unilever, Whirlpool, Valentine Agro, Finotex Fibrecast and international clients such as Morgan Stanley, H-Farm, Hoerbiger, Kerakoll, Naturex, Pedrazolli, SEPPIC, etc. on a variety of assignments. He has advised clients on M&A projects on sell-side and buy-side; complex projects involving BIFR Schemes and Schemes of Arrangements; cross-border acquisitions (inbound and outbound); independent directorships in foreign companies coming to India; debt syndication for new projects as well as ongoing expansions; and so forth.

Rishikesh is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India as well as a Cost Accountant & Company Secretary. He has several laurels to his credit, including the prestigious All-India Gold Medal in the Chartered Accountancy course.


Amol Gokhale
Amol has about 26 years of experience in Strategy, General Management and Business Development roles across sectors like Auto & Auto Ancillaries, Industrial & Engineering Products & Services and Agri Businesses.

Amol is the Head of Business Development initiatives at Mindspring and also assists in formulating appropriate transaction strategies by leveraging his core industry knowledge. Prior to Mindspring, he worked at Bosch, Cummins, NRB Bearings, ATS Elgi & Escorts. In these roles, he was involved in various strategic activities such as formation of joint ventures, cross-border collaborations & dealer network development. Having worked in industry roles in sectors such as auto, engineering and industrial products, Amol works closely with clients on key commercial development activities and with foreign clients in formulating entry strategies in the Indian market.

Amol is a BE (Mechanical) from MIT, Pune.


Sagar Kanetkar
Sagar started his career in the field of audit and taxation, and later transitioned to become an astute consultant advising clients on cross-border M&A deals and business advisory projects after he joined Mindspring in 2005.

Sagar is the Head of Engagements at Mindspring and is the key point of contact for clients throughout project execution. His experience spans a wide range of sectors including Engineering, Real Estate, Auto Ancillaries, Mining, Facilities Management, Media and Food Processing. He has worked with domestic clients such as Mars Restaurants, Sky Gourmet, Entertainment World, Finotex and international clients such as CMC Group, Cyberschool and Gulf Cap. As an auditor and tax advisor, Sagar worked with several clients in the hospitality, real estate and transport sectors.

Sagar is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.


The Mindspring Family
Our family is a blend of Chartered Accountants and MBAs with diverse backgrounds and work experience. The team provides necessary analytical and execution support on our engagements, and works cohesively with client teams to ensure integrated delivery of objectives.

Team Enrichment
Team Enrichment is a constant process, and we recognise its importance for our family members both for their own professional enrichment and for enhancing our service levels to our clients.

It is the Firm’s constant effort to update the entire team with latest amendments and developments by providing regular on-the-job and off-the-job training. Training is imparted to upgrade technical skills in the field of corporate finance as also soft skills of using key software ever more efficiently and effectively.

In a knowledge driven organization, sharing of experiences is vital for finding the right solutions in similar contexts but on different projects. Our internal work environment is informal and it encourages our team to exchange ideas freely and sharing of experiences among themselves.



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