NICK CRASNER – CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR – Investment Banking
Nick Crasner is the Chairman and Founder of Crasner Capital.
One of the youngest people in history to own a regulated Investment Bank in the United Kingdom, Mr. Crasner is responsible for the strategic direction of Crasner Capital. Mr. Crasner, who has won multiple awards for deal making and entrepreneurship, originates and manages the Firm’s relationships in Nigeria, Kenya, Indonesia and India.
Mr. Crasner has extensive experience assisting Financial Services companies and Consumer businesses across a range of transactions, including M&A, equity and debt financing and restructurings. Mr. Crasner has a deep network of contacts spanning Emerging Markets investors and Private Equity funds and is a sort after advisor for Private Equity sponsors.
Mr. Crasner has been recognized by numerous sources as a “pioneer in Emerging Markets Investment Banking” and his clients describe him as a “trusted advisor“.
Mr. Crasner is widely published on macroeconomics, Investment Banking, and foreign direct investment in Emerging Markets. He recently featured in Africa Outlook in an article titled Africa’s Silicon Savannah.
In addition to his Investment Banking practice, 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.
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 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.
Mr. Rahman has B.A. in Economics from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and an M.B.A. from London Business School.