Karan Kapoor is a managing director in the Technology Advisory Practice of Duff & Phelps, Pagemill Partners, based in the Los Angeles office. He is focused on advising tech companies on mergers and acquisitions and raising capital. Karan rejoined the firm in 2019 after spending six years at different investment banking platforms including UBS, one of the largest global investment banks, and Stifel, a leading full-service middle market investment bank. At UBS, Karan was a senior member of the tech sector investment banking coverage team based out of San Francisco and prior to that he held a similar role at Stifel in their tech investment banking group (formerly Thomas Weisel Partners). Most recently, Karan was a managing director at Clear Capital Advisors, a Los Angeles-based boutique investment bank where he led tech coverage for the firm.

Karan is a seasoned investment banker who has advised both emerging growth companies and established public and private technology companies. He has significant transaction experience across several sub-sectors of tech (software / Saas, internet and digital media), and across diverse transaction types including sell-side and buy-side M&A, IPOs and private financings of equity and debt. Some of his former clients include Alibaba, Ancestry.com, Beatport, Care.com, Criteo, Despegar, Frontline Education, HomeAway, Infogix, Kofax, Retailmenot, Snap, King Digital, Glu Mobile, GoDaddy, Neustar, Nuance, Officite, Qunar, Trader Corp., Viator, and Zalando. Additionally, Karan has advised several leading Tech focused Private Equity firms including Apax, Golden Gate Capital, Insight Venture Partners, KKR, Permira, SilverLake Partners, Summit, Spectrum Equity, TA Associates, TCV, Thoma Bravo, etc.

Karan earned his MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and his BBA from The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. He is a FINRA-registered General Securities Principal and possesses Series 63 and 79 licenses.

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