FTI Consulting appoints Jiva Jagtap as global leader of private equity

13 March 2024 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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FTI Consulting has appointed Jiva Jagtap as global leader of its private equity service offering.

Based in Denver, Jagtap has over 25 years of experience advising companies on complex issues including carve-outs, performance improvement, merger integration, and business strategy. He has deep expertise in the areas of due diligence, restructuring, deal structuring and negotiation, and performance improvement – including customer segmentation, product profitability, and business planning/ budgeting.

In his new role, Jagtap will oversee a cross-segment team of FTI professionals who advise private equity clients across the transaction lifecycle, from ideation and assessment to transaction execution, value creation, and exit. FTI works with each of the top 10 firms on the Private Equity International 300 list and serves over 300 PE firms globally.

“Private equity is an extremely competitive sector, so firms look for deep expertise when determining which partners to work with,” said Carlyn Taylor, chief growth officer and global co-leader of the corporate finance & restructuring segment at FTI Consulting. “Jiva, along with many of our experts, have sat in management seats, occupying key roles at companies across various industries. They know the challenges our clients are facing because they have lived them. I look forward to seeing Jiva and our broader team of private equity experts tap into their unique backgrounds and perspectives to help our clients create tangible value.”

FTI Consulting appoints Jiva Jagtap as global leader of private equity

Jagtap has spent 18 years with FTI, initially joining the firm’s communication, media, and entertainment practice in 2005. For the last five years he has served as senior managing director and global co-leader of the telecom sector.

Between 2017 and 2018 Jagtap served as CFO of the enterprise and allstream group at Zayo, a large public telecom company.

Before joining FTI, he was VP of corporate development at Signalsoft, a wireless software startup. Earlier in his career, Jagtap worked in the telecom investment banking group of Citigroup.

He has an MBA from Case Western Reserve University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Mumbai University.

“Our private equity clients look to us for value creation and impact, not just recommendations and thoughts,” Jagtap said. “Every person on our team understands what’s at stake for our clients and knows that their success is paramount to us. When firms choose FTI Consulting, we are trusted partners through the entire investment lifecycle.”

FTI recently added Sebastian Blum as a senior managing director in its strategy practice and Rose Temple as a managing director in its restructuring communications team.