Strategic Financial Advisory

Bringing unparalleled, global, senior level M&A, capital raising and strategy advisory to corporates


We do advisory the old-fashioned way – as a thoughtful, active partner.

Amax Capital was founded with the objective of providing specialized strategic finance advisory without the conflicts of larger institutions. We bring the same quality of advice to all our clients – from start-up companies to multinational corporations.

We believe businesses operate in a global context irrespective of their size or location. Hence, we utilize the international experience and local market knowledge of our team to craft globally-aware, locally-relevant solutions for our clients.

We create optimal outcomes for our clients by blending our unique understanding of the full spectrum of capital solutions – from credit to equity – as well as various approaches to achieve optimal outcomes. Our advisory is based first on crafting an optimal solution based on our client’s objectives and then delivering a high quality transaction process.

We see ourselves as a partner to our clients which is evident in our roll-up-the-sleeves-and-go-to-work style.

We leverage the experience of our team to provide high-quality strategic finance advisory to our clients.

These include:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Divestitures
  • Equity placement
  • Debt raising
  • Retained strategic corporate finance advisory
  • Outsourced corporate development
  • JV and alliance structuring

Securities transaction executed through GT Securities Inc., member FINRA and SIPC



Amit Thakur

Amit Thakur

Amit is a seasoned professional with over two decades of global experience in investment banking, principal finance and restructuring with prominent banking institutions.

In 2018, he set up Amax Capital based in New York focused on providing high-quality, cross-asset-class advisory to a wide cross-section of clients.

Prior to that, he set up and ran Standard Chartered Bank’s M&A business in the US, focused on cross-border advisory for clients in several industries. Besides his 14 years with Standard Chartered bank, focused on M&A advisory and leveraged finance, he has worked for Morgan Stanley, leading their India financial institutions coverage, and for ICICI Securities.

Amit lives in New York City with his wife and three children. When not being a partner to his clients, he is found buried in books about subjects as varied as history of geopolitics and astrophysics.

Amit trained as an electrical engineer after which he acquired his MBA degree.

Jay Richmond

Jay Richmond

Jay is an experienced professional with over 12 years of global experience in investment banking and private equity investing.

He is a banker and an entrepreneur in the consumer, healthcare, financial services, and technology sectors. He has extensive experience in M&A advisory, capital raising and debt advisory for companies across the world.

Previously part of the private equity investing team at ShoreBridge Capital Partners. This followed his experience working in M&A at Standard Chartered Bank with a focus on cross-border transactions.

Jay holds a BA degree in Economics from Yale University.