The Soft Activism Investor that is Sahm Adrangi

Sahm Adrangi is a Canadian born businessman and founder of Kerrisdale Capital Management. His keen eye for detail led him to start research and publications regarding the business under dealings of various business corporates, applying his journalistic skills at every turn. Between 2010 and 2011, Sahm Adrangi was able to expose fraudulent business activities in Chinese companies that included China Marine Food Group, Lihua International, and even China-Biotics.

Mr Adrangi then shifted his focus to areas he was an expert in Capital Management. These areas included one, the mining sector, where he researched and published on companies such as Pulse Biosciences, Sage Therapeutics among others. The second area was the telecommunications sector, where he remained cynical of companies like Globalstar, Dish Network, and even Straight Path Communications. Finally, he questioned the mining prospects as well as market appraisals of companies like First Majestic Silver.

Playing an activist role has also been a hat Sahm Adrangi has well put on. In 2013, he spoke to the management of Lindsay Corporation advising them to enhance the company’s cash and capital deployment strategies. He also led a proxy contest that was aimed at replacing directors of Morgans Hotel Group.

Sahm Adrangi began his career in finance in the debt financing section of Deutsche Bank. He was instrumental in helping creditors at Chanin Capital Partners restructure bankruptcy and out-of-court settlements. He was also an investment analyst with Longacre Fund Management, where he played a pivotal role conducting investment analysis and research.

With a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics, Sahm Adrangi’s understanding of business management is not in doubt. His experience in Fund management has put him at an expert level, earning him speaker spots in conferences that included Sohn Conference, the Activist Investor Conference, and the Value Investing Conference among others. He has also been interviewed by various media outlets including CNBC and Bloomberg. Additionally, Mr. Adrangi has been featured by publishers of Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and the New York Times.