Our Story

Atarah Capital (Private) Limited is a company Licensed and Regulated by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Sri Lanka, to perform the functions of a Market Intermediary in the capacity of a Corporate Finance Advisor in terms of Section 94 of the SEC Act. No. 19 of 2021.

Atarah Capital Group is powered by a team of professionals delivering a potent blend of technical and regulatory expertise, combined with decades of hands-on experience in the financial services industry,  including extensive experience in working with Capital Marker Regulators (Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka and the Colombo Stock Exchange), market intermediary institutions licensed by SEC, domestic and foreign corporate institutional investors, mutual fund managers and high net-worth strategic investors.   

The team is equipped with proven expertise and experience in Corporate Finance and Capital Markets, Financial Accounting & Auditing, application of Financial Reporting Standards (SLFRS and IFRS) and Auditing Standards, Knowledge on financial management process including financial forecasting, budgeting, investment analysis, Listing Rules of the Colombo Stock Exchange and regulatory framework applicable in corporate environment such as the Companies Act, SEC Act and Central Bank regulations.

The team demonstrates a strong track record on raising capital, whilst being involved with a large number of IPOs (equity & debt) during past 35+ years in various capacities. In addition, our team members have been involved in structuring several strategic transactions (over 20% stakes) involving public listed companies, takeovers of listed companies and structuring private equity transactions. Our team members have also held several senior leadership roles in Investment Management companies and Stock Brokering companies licensed by SEC.

Atarah Capital Group pioneered the launch of the “Empower Board” of the Colombo Stock Exchange in 2021 by successfully listing Chrissworld PLC. The holding company is an approved “Corporate Finance Sponsor” under Section 2 of the Listing Rules of the Colombo Stock Exchange.

Our Statements


To be the most trusted and preferred Corporate Finance services and solutions provider in the Investment Banking industry.


To deliver high quality, tailor-made Corporate Finance & Investment Banking services to our clients. Provide our services with utmost honesty and integrity, leading to greater trust and thereby exceeding client expectations consistently.

Our Strong Values

Leadership and Management Team

Cecil Perera
Cecil Perera
Chairman / Non-Executive
Independent Director
rohan 2
Rohan Senewiratne
Bradley Emerson
Bradley Emerson
Independent Director
Jennifer Samuel-Perera
Independent Director
Chandana Wijesundara
Head of
Investment Banking

Our Services

(A) Corporate Advisory

Advice on Mergers and
Acquisitions, Diversifications
and Joint Ventures

Corporate, Financial, Business Restructuring and Performance Improvement advisory

Company / Business

Independent Advisory

Preparations of Corporate / Business plans and Business Proposals

Project / Business

Start up

Structuring Private
Equity/ Debt,
and Debt Restructuring

(B) Capital Market Related Advisory

Management and Placement of Public Issuances of Securities (Equity/Debt) & Introductions

Management of Rights Issues, Preference Shares, Mandatory and Voluntary offers

Private placement
listed equities

Structuring, placement and issuance of Islamic finance products, REITs & Structured Warrants in the public or private domain​

The company is fully equipped to offer corporate finance and investment banking solutions with primary focus on Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) advisory, structuring Private Equity and Debt, Public Issuances of Securities (Equity/Debt), Corporate Advisory and Corporate Restructuring programs. The company is resourced to undertake assignments on Securitizations, issuances of Commercial Paper, Promissory Notes, Interest Rate Swaps, Loan Syndications, structuring placement and issuance of Islamic finance products, REITs and Structured Warrants in the public or private domain.

We also provide a wide ranging list of services to companies seeking restructure of business operations targeting greater organizational efficiency and growth. These services include business restructuring advisory, asset/business valuations, intangible asset valuations, market studies to assess business potential/growth and capital restructuring programs of companies. We also undertake assignments on mandatory/voluntary offer procedures by listed companies.

On public issuances of securities, we assist potential issuers to prepare for listing of their shares in the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), both from a strategic point of view and in terms of preparation of documentation (Legal and Regulatory), preparation of valuation reports, offer specific guidance and execute all tasks related to an IPO. Further, we assist companies to source buyers for their shares and thereby enable successful placement of shares during an IPO. In addition, we assist listed issuers in their further fund raising activities on placement, documentation handling and pricing.

On public issuances of debt, we conduct comprehensive evaluation to ascertain whether the company meets all eligibility criteria to issue public debt securities. Subsequently, we will undertake facilitating end-to-end process of listing debt securities and provide accurate recommendations on coupon interest rates and other relevant principles. We also facilitate placement of debentures with prospective investors.

On structuring securitized funding, we assist issuers to borrow funds against assets, providing end-to-end assistance with legal documentation and procedural aspects of a securitization, in addition to assisting borrowers to link up with investors. We provide end-to-end assistance with legal documentation and procedural aspects on issuances of commercial papers and promissory notes and assist issuers to link up with investors in order to raise capital.

Business Track Record

Listings on the Colombo Stock Exchange


Mergers and Acquisition advisory on Private Equity transactions

Media Updates

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