Karthik Balisagar is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in London. He is a member of the Economic and Financial Consulting segment. He also leads the FTI Consulting Economic and Financial practice in India. Karthik has 16 years’ experience in valuation and transaction consulting. At FTI Consulting, Karthik specialises in valuation issues in the context of international arbitration and litigation.
Over the years, Karthik has advised banks, private equity firms, institutional investors and corporates in both contentious and non-contentious valuation matters across various industries, including financial services, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, mining and technology. Karthik has been appointed as an expert witness in numerous litigation and arbitration matters.
Karthik has prepared or assisted with the preparation of expert reports for submission to Singapore, UK, Dutch and EU courts, as well as in arbitrations under ICC, HKIAC, ICSID, UNCITRAL and LCIA rules. Karthik also regularly delivers training courses to law firms on the quantification of damages, valuation, and cross-examining of expert witnesses.
In non-contentious matters, Karthik has advised clients in valuing their equity portfolios, loan books and management incentive structures, as well as conducting purchase price allocations, impairment reviews and valuations related to M&A transactions.
Karthik was also part of the expert panel of valuers advising the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore with respect to policy on intellectual property valuation. He is currently a member of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) Europe Board where he assists the board in setting and harmonising international valuation standards across jurisdictions.
Karthik is also currently helping the firm build the Latin American Economic Consulting practice.