• Raise capital – bridge financing, debt restructuring, and refinancing   ​
  • Prepare13 – week cashflow forecasts, AP/AR assessments, and cash management plans
  • Develop risk management frameworks
  • Employ leadership best practices during times of crisis
  • Execute and improve company strategies and plans for business continuation
  • Prepare emergency and bare-bones operating budgets in a way that does not impair customer service or future growth
  • Advise on employee, customer and vendor communication issues
  • Strategic planning and operational adjustments in response to the crisis

Know When to Hire an Advisor to Help Scale and Maximize the Value of Your Business

The following considerations can be used to determine if a company would benefit. Do any of these apply to you?

  1. Are your revenues and margin increasing?
  2. How is debt impacting your business?
  3. Do you have a clear set of performance metrics?

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Services We Provide

Strategic Advisory

Mergers & Acquisitions

Debt Advisory

Growth Equity

Special Situations

Valuations & Opinions

Our Industry Expertise

Through our partnership with BioConnexUS, our team has significant experience in developing market entry and localization strategies. Regardless of your company’s size, we help you with the right strategy and local channel partnerships. We are able to provide a wealth of business and corporate development experience in the US as well as cross border deal experiences and provide targeted market insights for smart actionable strategies.

We actively speak at national healthcare events, publish our insights in healthcare journals and periodicals, and author Auctus Capital Partners articles. Our team knows the competitive landscape in each vertical within healthcare services. We consult with and work together on each client mandate to provide the client with the best, most informed advice and services that our industry has to offer.

Meet Our Team

Sundeep Lal, Ph.D., MBA
Senior Managing Director & Head of Healthcare & Life Sciences
Sundeep is head of Healthcare and Life Sciences at Auctus Capital Partners. He brings more than twenty years of healthcare leadership experience in med-tech and pharma in US and Emerging Markets with expertise in strategy, BD, hospital solutions sales, business model innovation and new products at Medtronic & Merck. At Medtronic, Sundeep covered Asia-Pacific from Singapore. At Merck & Co, he held global roles based in its corporate US headquarters. He currently spends his time in New York and Singapore. Key accomplishments include: Over $45 billion of BD transactions, $19B+ of revenue added; Led or played a key role in 350+ BD opportunities globally including US and China; 25 hospital contracts with $50+M of contracted revenue for a startup “Solutions” business; Relationships with US and Asian investors (VC’s, PE’s, LPs, HNIs, Family Offices, State Sovereign funds).
Muhammad Azfar
Managing Partner
Muhammad Azfar is CEO and Managing Partner at Auctus Capital Partners, overseeing investment banking activities and the strategic direction of the firm. In the last decade, he has been directly involved in more than fifty financing and M&A assignments totaling over $1 Billion across a range of industry sectors including technology, healthcare and industrials. Prior to Auctus, he served as managing director and partner at MSC Advisors, held vice president and director positions at Houlihan Smith & Company, and analyst positions with Advisory and Intermediary Services, LLC. Muhammad has been quoted in national business news and global financial media for subject matter expertise and received numerous awards for outstanding achievement. He is a FINRA-registered investment banking representative and holds series 79, 82, 63 securities licenses, as well as series 24 general securities principal. He also serves as the CEO and Chief Compliance Officer for Auctus Securites, LLC, a FINRA member broker-dealer. Muhammad is a graduate of Harvard Business School, a founding member of the Chicago chapter of Exit Planning Exchange (XPX), and active member of Chicago based non-profits supporting underprivileged and inner-city youth.
Hemant Bajaj
Managing Director
Mr. Hemant Bajaj has worked in corporate finance for more than 15 years advising clients across multiple industries. Prior to joining Auctus Capital Partners, he was the Managing Partner of Rezzonance Capital, an advisory firm specializing in equity, debt, and M&A transactions within the Technology, Healthcare, Real Estate and Manufacturing & Engineering sectors. From 2006-2008, Hemant worked as a Vice President at Allegro Capital Advisors, supporting clients on cross border M&A transactions between the US, UK and India. He has also served in various consulting and project management roles at JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, and Hewlett Packard. Hemant holds a BE In Computer Engineering from the University of Pune (India), MS in Computer Science from the Illinois institute of Technology, and MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
John Duguid, Ph.D., MBA
Managing Director, Healthcare & Life Sciences
Over the past 20 years, John Duguid has managed more than 200 public and private investments to generate portfolio growth and positive returns in the life sciences and medical technology space. He brings extensive experience to the life sciences consulting and investment field and practical research experience, previously working as a senior scientist in the field of gene therapy and drug delivery. John is a registered investment banking representative with Auctus Securities and holds FINRA series 82 and 63 licenses, is founder of QMI Capital Management LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor, and has consulted with several life science companies that concentrate on portfolio valuation, technical assessment and strategic initiatives. He holds a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Minnesota, a BS in biomedical engineering from the University of Iowa and an MBA from Cornell University. John is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute, CFA Society Boston, CFA Society New York and the American Association of Individual Investors.

Industry Sectors

Medical Devices & Technologies

  • Implantable devices
  • Surgical tools & Minimally Invasive
  • Speciality Distribution
  • Digital Therapeutics and Digital Health

Medical Devices & Products

  • Medical Technology
  • Products & Supplies
  • Surgical Tools & Minimally Invasive
  • Specialty Distribution

Provider Services

  • Speciality Clinics
  • Home Healthcare
  • Outpatient Services
  • Pharmacy Services


  • Biotech
  • Speciality Pharma
  • Generic Pharma

Diagnostics & Research Tools

  • IVD and Diagnostic Devices
  • Research Equipment and Tools
  • Supplies & Consumables

Contract Services

  • Lab & Research Services
  • Product Design & Development
  • Contract Research
  • Contract Manufacturing

Process Outsourcing

  • Hospital Outsourcing
  • Revenue Cycle Management
  • Employer Health Services
  • Healthcare Information

Managed Care

  • Health Plans
  • Third Party Administration
  • Benefits Management
  • Payer Outsourced Services

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