Sanjeev Varma

Sanjeev Varma

Senior Advisor
New York Special Situations | Mergers & Acquisitions +1 (248) 750-6025
I am passionate about leading clients to success in the dynamic and exciting automotive industry.

Sanjeev serves as Senior Advisor to Lincoln International’s Automotive and Truck Group, advising on automotive deals globally. He also advises Lincoln’s Special Situations Group in the U.S., providing advice to sponsors, shareholders, lenders, management teams, bondholders, creditors and court-approved representatives of financially-stressed and distressed companies.

Sanjeev has 34 years of automotive industry, investment banking and consulting experience, including 20 years at Chrysler Corporation, New Venture Gear (NVG) and Magna International. Throughout his corporate career, Sanjeev has worked with global automakers and auto parts suppliers. At NVG, he developed and launched powertrain products for General Motors, Chrysler, Ford and other automakers, and managed its electric vehicle program. In his 14 years of investment banking practice, he has advised on numerous auto industry M&A and restructuring transactions and acted as industry advisor during the General Motors’ restructuring. He has provided industry analysis to private equity, hedge funds and bond funds.

Most recently, he was a Managing Director with the investment bank, Teneo Capital, leading their global automotive practice. Previously, he served on the Senior Advisory Board at Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC and Chanin Capital Partners.

As an inventor, Sanjeev is listed on six patents, two of which were used in the BMW X5 and Jeep Grand Cherokee. A lightweight composite product concept he invented was used by NASA in Space Shuttle flight STS-175.

Sanjeev earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University. He attended executive development programs in Finance and Marketing at Wharton, University of Pennsylvania.

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