NICK CRASNER – MANAGING DIRECTOR – Investment Banking
Nick B. Crasner is a Managing Director in the investment banking team and the founder of Crasner Capital.
Mr. Crasner is responsible for deal origination across the firm. In particular, he originates and manages relationships in Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria and Brazil. He has extensive experience in assisting Financial Services companies and Consumer businesses with M&A transactions, restructurings and strategic guidance and negotiation related to private equity deals or sales to strategic investors.
Mr. Crasner has been recognized by numerous sources as a “pioneer in Emerging Markets banking” and his clients describe him as a “trusted advisor“.
Mr. Crasner is widely published on macro economics, investment banking, foreign investment in Emerging Markets. He recently featured in one of the most widely read business journals for Emerging Markets, Africa Outlook in an article titled Africa’s Silicon Savannah.
University of London, BSc (Hons) Economics & Social Policy
University of Southampton, International Relations and Politics Foundation
Sheborne School for Boys, A Levels, Gold Duke of Edinburgh and highest sporting scholarship in Eton Group of Schools (Rugby)
British School of Brussels
Mother tongue English
Fluent French & Indonesian
Basic Spanish and Arabic
In addition to his work at Crasner capital, Mr Crasner is founder of Crasner Ventures, Crasner Private Equity, Crasner Consulting and a co-founder and Investor in Kissoon Carr Partners
SAAD RAHMAN – SENIOR ADVISOR
Saad Rahman is a Senior Advisor to Crasner Capital and heads the Investment Banking practice in East Africa through his highly acclaimed boutique, Amani Partners.
Now based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Mr. Rahman spent a decade with Credit Agricole in the Middle East (Dubai) where he was a Managing Director and a member of the Gulf’s Management Committee. Before that, Mr. Rahman worked for HSBC in London and Dubai where he had responsibility for Africa, Middle East and Turkey.
Mr. Rahman has B.A. in Economics from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and an M.B.A. from London Business School.
JACK ROBERTSON – ASSOCIATE – INVESTMENT BANKING
Jack Robertson is an Associate at Crasner Capital.
Working directly alongside the senior leadership team, Mr Robertson works on assignments in India, sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. He has a particular interest in the Indonesian market and regularly visits the region to maintain dialogue with interesting companies looking to expand, raise capital and sell some of/their businesses to strategic investors or private equity.
Prior to joining Crasner Captal, Mr. Robertson had experience at State Street Global Advisors and a boutique consultancy firm in London.
Mr. Robertson graduated with a BA in Finance and Management at Loughborough University.