NICK CRASNER – CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR – Investment Banking

Nicholas B. Crasner is Chairman and Founder of Crasner Capital and a Managing Director – Investment Banking.

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.

 

Education

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

Languages

Mother tongue English
Fluent French & Indonesian
Basic Spanish and Arabic

Other Business Interests

In addition to his Investment Banking practice at Crasner Capital, Mr. Crasner is an active principal investor through Crasner Ventures, a venture capital vehicle headquartered in London. He is also the Founding Partner of a pre-eminent retained search and consulting firm called Crasner Consulting.

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.

Education

Mr. Rahman has B.A. in Economics from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and an M.B.A. from London Business School. 

Team

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.

Education

Mr. Robertson graduated with a BA in Finance and Management at Loughborough University. 

MADELEINE MILLER – ASSOCIATE – INVESTMENT BANKING

Madeleine Miller is an Associate at Crasner Capital.

Based out of Crasner Capital’s London office, Ms. Miller has a focus on origination and transaction execution across Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East.

Ms. Miller works across the Consumer, Professional Services and Financial Institutions sectors and has experience working on Investment Banking transactions in M&A, Debt Capital Markets and Corporate Coverage for companies that operate in the Consumer, Utilities, Healthcare and Financial Institutions sectors.

Prior to joining Crasner Capital, Madeleine worked in the Investment Banking team at HSBC. Prior to this, she spent 2 and a half years at Gilbert + Tobin, where she worked in the Banking & Finance team.

Education

Ms. Miller graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Finance from the University of Technology, Sydney.   Ms. Miller is also an admitted Lawyer in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.