WHO WE ARE
Sansa Advisors is a leading technology-focused boutique investment bank.
Through our experience as first-hand entrepreneurs, everyone on our team has been part of a company, run a company, lived and breathed the cut and thrust of a living organization.
Our experience as entrepreneurs has enabled us to advise many of the top tech companies across the US, Asia, and Europe, on their fund raising and exit strategies. From growth stage companies to complex, large sized transactions later in the cycle, we advise companies across the spectrum, ranging from mid-market companies to large global organizations with multinational operations.
Our core strength is our hands on deal team who combine top level investment banking expertise with deep experience as entrepreneurs as well as VC/PE investors. This invaluable experience on all sides of the investment cycle allows us to facilitate investments and create win-win situations for all parties.
The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of every relationship that we nurture.
Much like the Medicis of 15th century Florence, who used their political clout to support artists, philosophers, and scientists, our objective at Sansa is to use our experience to empower promising technology entrepreneurs and management teams of the 21st century.
We do separately, and proudly, support and improve the world of artists through our Sansa Art initiative.
"We love the passion of this painting as it represents to us the startup our philosophy of sharing experiences founder to investor to founder"
help entrepreneurs develop winning corporate strategies.
maximize outcomes through effective M&A.
raise late stage capital.
are a team of passionate overachievers with a strong desire to win.
While our clients remain focused on day-to-day operations, we handle the heavy lifting of deal marketing, identifying and initiating discussions with potential acquirers, facilitating communication with the C-suite, managing due diligence, advising on strategic options, and assisting in negotiating and closing transactions.
GETTING YOU READY
No company is ever really ready to undergo the scrutiny of an M&A or investment process. We have operating entrepreneurs on staff that will help you analyze your financial, marketing and technological strategy and readiness to ensure you put the best foot forward. We may work with you for 2 months or 2 years until you are truly ready to get the best value for the company.
- Corporate Positioning
- Financial Strategy
- Product & Sales Strategy
- HR & Operations
Engaging in the right transaction, at the right time under the right market conditions is key. We help you structure the deal so that it is advantageous to you, the founder or CEO, as well as your team and shareholders. We will bring a network of professional experts as well as our deal team to ensure that the best value is achieved.
- Maximizing Value
- Market Analysis
- Deal Structuring
- Legal & Process
- Buyer Relations
Once the deal is done and you have derived value, we will recommend to you a team of experts that will ensure you maximize returns, spend it wisely and take care of your loved ones in the process. This includes investment consulting, family office planning, trust services, school services, real estate services and concierge services to help you manage your new achievements.
- Wealth Management Planning
- Team Execution and Welfare
- Wealth Impact Planning
- Go Forward Strategies
- Family Office
IMPACT / ESG ADVISING
- Assess and manage Environmenal, Social, and Governance (ESG) risk within investment portfolios
- Develop and implement responsible investment strategy and policies
- Perform environmental and social due diligence on M&A transactions to assess environmental and social risks, liabilities, and opportunities
- Work with clients and stakeholders to expand scope and scale of markets, build capacity, and design better systems to support impact investing activities
- Build impact into organizational strategy; optimize alignment of activities with values
"Our key function is to allow the founder to keep their focus on their business while we focus on corporate development outcomes"
Deep domain expertise, an attitude of collaboration to craft win-win situations, and an outcome driven approach have been the hallmark of our success to date.
Exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Belkin on its strategic sale to Foxconn.
Exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Tradegecko on its strategic sale to Intuit.
Experience with Amobee on its strategic sale to Singtel.
Financial advisor with Goldman Sachs to Nexmo on its strategic sale to Vonage.
Co-strategic and financial advisor to Ascent on HYZON on its strategic sale to DCRB.
Exclusive strategic and financial advisor to CelNX on its strategic sale to Verisign.
Advised Verisign on its strategic sale to PayPal.
Experience with PayPal on its strategic sale to eBay.
Advising Carro on matters relating to Corporate Development, Fundraising, and M&A.
Advising MoneySmart on matters relating to Corporate Development, Fundraising and M&A.
Exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Linksys on its spinout financing Fortinet.
Experience with Jajah on its strategic sale to Telefonica.
We're a diverse team of investors, former entrepreneurs and operators with deep experience in starting and scaling companies. We understand the challenges and pitfalls of technology companies, and leverage this experience to help our companies grow.
Trevor Healy is a Managing Partner of Sansa Advisors, where he frequently consults with Global 500 CEO’s on corporate strategy and M&A. He was previously the Executive Chairman of Nexmo, a leading cloud company (acquired by Vonage), President of Sansa Security in the IOT security space (acquired by ARM), CEO of Amobee Inc. (acquired by Singtel), and the CEO of Jajah (acquired by Telefonica). Prior to that, Trevor was a GM at PayPal Inc. which acquired VeriSign Payment Services, a company where he spearheaded the backbone infrastructure for cloud commerce. Earlier in his career, Trevor also co-founded CelNX (acquired by VeriSign), started the US subsidiary of Trintech Inc. (IPO), and held senior positions at Kindle Banking Systems (Acquired by Misys PLC). Trevor divides his time between Singapore and San Francisco and is a strong champion of the arts, implementing Sansa’s own CSR initiative in the form of Sansa Art.
Mark Strecker is a Managing Partner at Sansa Advisors providing corporate strategy and M&A advice to leading technology companies. Prior to Sansa, Mark was a member of Singtel’s Board of Directors and Senior Management and shortly before the Head of Corporate Strategy at Seagate Technology. Mark is well versed with the challenges of building a company having been a part of the team that founded MSX (acquired by Cellmania), and the co-founder of Convade, a content management solution provider. He started his career helping companies develop their strategic plans and model their financial objectives as a Management Consultant with Arthur D. Little. Mark graduated with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing Systems from the University of Bristol and is fluent in English and French. Mark divides his time between Singapore and San Francisco.
Trevor Branon is a Partner at Sansa Advisors, based in San Francisco, providing corporate strategy and M&A advice to leading technology companies. With over 15 years of dealmaking experience, Trevor was previously the Co-founder and President of Qwil, a payments and liquidity fintech platform, where he raised over $250m in structured credit facilities, venture debt and equity. Prior to that, Trevor was the CFO at BOXFISH, a US-based data and analytics platform, and Chief of Staff at Jajah (acquired by Telefonica). Trevor started his career as a an Investment Banker with BB&T (now called Truist Financial Corp (NYSE: TFC) after they merged with Suntrust), where he advised companies and executed M&A transactions and public equity offerings across multiple verticals including Financial Services, Consumer, Healthcare and Transportation & Logistics. Trevor has a BBA Finance from the Mason School of Business at The College of William & Mary, where he also played on the Varsity Men’s Golf team. Trevor is conversational in Spanish and the father to two wonderful daughters.
Keertan Menon is a Partner at Sansa Advisors, based in Singapore, providing corporate strategy and M&A advice to leading technology companies. He was most recently an investment professional at Cerberus Frontier – the frontier markets investment platform of Cerberus Capital Management (US-based private equity firm with approximately $55 billion in assets across complementary credit, private equity, and real estate). Prior to that, Keertan was with OpenOcean, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in B2B software across Europe, where he was responsible for generating and managing dealflow in London. Keertan graduated from the Joint Degree Program between The College of William and Mary and the University of St Andrews in with a B.A. International Relations (Hons) and is fluent in English and French.