Karan is an experienced investment banker with nearly fifteen years of experience advising companies on mergers & acquisitions and raising capital. Prior to joining Clear Capital Advisors, he was a senior member of the tech investment banking team at UBS, one of the largest global investment banks, and prior to that he was a Vice President at Stifel, a leading full service middle market investment bank, in their technology investment banking group (formerly Thomas Weisel Partners). Karan began his investment banking career at a leading Tech M&A focused boutique investment bank, Pagemill Partners, and prior to attending business school, he worked as a private equity investment professional focused on acquisitions of middle market companies.
Karan has deep domain expertise across several sub-sectors of Technology and Digital Media including Software / SaaS, Digital Marketing, E-Commerce, Marketplaces, Online Content, Digital Gaming, and Social Media. He has advised both emerging growth companies and established public and private companies. Some of his prior clients include Alibaba, Ancestry.com, Beatport, Care.com, Despegar, Frontline Education, Glu Mobile, GoDaddy, HomeAway, Infogix, King Digital, Neustar, Officite, Square, Snap, Spark Networks, TigerLead, Viator, and Zalando. Karan enjoys helping companies navigate strategic and financial challenges. He is an expert in helping senior management, owners, and investors maximize the value of their businesses by capitalizing on transformational opportunities and enabling the best exits. Karan has successfully closed dozens of transactions ranging in value from $20 million to $4 billion and totaling more than $15 billion in aggregate transaction value.
Karan received his M.B.A. from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and earned his B.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. He is registered with FINRA as an Investment Banking Registered Representative (Series 79) and a Uniform Securities Agent (Series 63).
Karan is an advanced certified scuba diver and enjoys diving around the world with his wife. He also enjoys hiking, salsa dancing, cooking, and traveling internationally with his wife and daughter to explore new cultures and cuisines.