Vijay Vaswani is a Partner at Bennett Thrasher and leads the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice. Vijay advises strategic buyers and sellers as well as private equity investors on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and on divestitures. Vijay also frequently assists clients with equity recapitalization and debt refinancing efforts. He has more than 15 years of experience across a wide variety of accounting and finance disciplines, highlighted by his time spent in corporate development at two publicly traded companies and in the TAS practice at a Big 4 accounting firm. Throughout his career, Vijay has worked on more than 250 M&A transactions. With hands-on experience across the full spectrum of the deal cycle, Vijay brings a unique set of skills and experiences to Bennett Thrasher that separate him from many of the traditional transaction advisors in the market.
Prior to joining Bennett Thrasher, Vijay served as the director of corporate development at EarthLink, a publicly traded information technology and telecommunications service provider. In this capacity, he worked on a variety of transactions including the rationalization and divestiture of non-strategic products and services; the acquisition of targets centered around accelerating the company’s path to growth; and ultimately, the merger with Fortune 500 telecommunications service provider Windstream, a deal valued at more than $1 billion.
Vijay also spent time on the corporate development team at WellCare Health Plans, a Fortune 500 managed care organization, where he worked on numerous acquisitions in the payer space. In this role, he helped the company scale during a time where the landscape of healthcare was changing due to the new regulatory environment.
Vijay also has experience managing TAS engagements at Deloitte, where he led buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence projects for some of the firm’s largest corporate clients and private equity funds. Vijay began his career in public accounting as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers.