As a member of RSM’s global tax services, Vikas leads a team of more than 130 M&A tax professionals helping clients get the most value out of their M&A transaction.
He advises on all tax aspects of buy-side and sell-side transactions, from pre-close transaction advisory and due diligence to post-close M&A tax matters. He has advised on more than 500 M&A transactions, managing tax due diligence, transaction structuring and reorganizations. He also works closely with the firm’s private equity, family office and corporate M&A teams, ensuring that they bring the firm’s full suite of services to every client, with the goal of value creation and preservation throughout the transaction life cycle.
Prior to his current role, Vikas led the northeast region M&A tax practice and served as the operations and strategy leader for the national M&A tax practice. He is past chair of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants mergers and acquisitions committee.
Born and raised in India, Vikas is passionate about the international aspects of his work. He enjoys helping clients navigate the complexities of international transactions, which provide unique opportunities and challenges. He gained international experience starting in his first role as an auditor at a middle market firm in India before moving to a Big Four tax practice, where he worked on both domestic and international tax matters. This broad international experience helps Vikas understand other points of view and gives him a more diverse perspective when addressing client issues.
Vikas knows an M&A transaction is an important event in a company or fund’s life cycle, and he is energized by each and every deal. He finds the opportunity to build lifelong relationships with clients and colleagues extremely fulfilling. Knowing that people are RSM’s biggest asset, he uses his experience to nurture RSM talent and provide others the opportunity to maximize their strengths.
In addition to serving as executive sponsor for the tri-state market of InspirAsian—RSM’s employee network group for support and guidance of Asian professionals—Vikas is also a member of the firm’s Family First and STAR network groups, which foster an inclusive and supportive culture for families and women at RSM.