Chand’s professional experience
Chand has significant experience working around the world for businesses that have grown quickly both organically and by acquisition. His pathway to becoming a Partner at Price Bailey and within the Strategic Corporate Finance team has been quite unique. Chand started his career working on large scale Commercial Due Diligence and Strategy projects. He then worked internationally on cross-border M&A, post-merger integration projects and a variety of complex valuations supporting transactions before joining Price Bailey as an Assistant Manager in the Strategy part of the department in 2013.
Between 2013 and 2019 Chand assisted Price Bailey’s fast growth clients through equity fundraising, M&A, shareholder refinancing and valuation services, with strategy advisory as the core thread across all his work. In April 2019, Chand was appointed a Partner and in December 2019 he started leading the firm’s marketing team.
Chand’s clients are typically ambitious, high growth and have shareholders who expect significant value growth to be delivered by strong management teams.
In addition to his roles at Price Bailey, Chand is also a Non-Executive Director at Mind of My Own Limited and has supported various clients and organisations in similar non-executive roles.
Drawing upon his extensive expertise in high-growth business, Chand’s deep curiosity spans diverse subjects, ranging from economics to physics and his comprehensive grasp of statistics, economics, and governmental policies equips him to contribute insightful commentary on these matters on our website and in the press.
Chand regularly comments on valuation research and trends, a topic that is often asked to present on at conferences, on podcasts, during radio interviews, and on various television platforms.
Additionally, he draws upon his international expertise in pieces exploring how the global landscape intricately shapes pivotal Board decisions within the high-growth business space.
Publications, coverage and speaker events
Chand is frequently featured in numerous media outlets, member organisations and industry associations to provide expert comment and presentations on the topics in which he specialises. These include quotes in national, regional and industry press that includes the Times and the Financial Times discussing matters including trends in insolvency rates, Private Equity, valuations and academic spinout company growth. Chand has also featured in a number of media broadcasts including London Live, GB News and Sky News discussing venture capital and private equity investment trends, insolvencies and valuations. Among his other achievements, Chand is a published author, having co-authored a chapter entitled Applying Research Methods in Management Consulting in the 2018 book: Management Consultancy Insights and Real Consultancy Projects.
He is a regular speaker, panel member and judge for a variety of industry associations and events, this has included the BVCA |British Venture Capital Association High Growth event, IAPA, UK200, Institute of Directors, and St John’s Innovation Centre speaking on a range of topics including term sheet negotiations, attracting and negotiating equity investment and valuations. Additionally, he has been invited to speak at several sector events including World Architecture100, East of England tech Investment Catalyst and Accountancy Age.
- The Times – First-class risk and reward for Oxford technology spin-offs
- The Business Magazine – Study shows Oxford spin outs attract more investment
- UKTN – Oxford spinouts are riskier but more valuable
- Cambridge Network – New data reveals a concerning lack of financial risk perception across the construction sector
- ICAEW Insights -Business planning in a time of uncertainty
- Construction index – Top 100 Construction Contractors 2022
- Building – Construction insolvencies set to surge despite April decline
- Construction Enquirer – Hundreds of construction firms default on COVID loans
- BD – Under a week to go before World Architecture 100 Live
- IFA Magazine – Business incubation support is vital to our economy
- Private Equity Wire – Just one quarter of venture capital went to early stage