Sahm Adrangi is an American investment banker and entrepreneur who has made a name for himself for his unique investment analysis skills. Sahm is the chief investment officer at Kerriscale Capital Management. He helped establish the company in 2009 and has played a critical role in the development of the company. When he started the company, it was only worth less than $1 million. However, today it manages a portfolio worth more than $150 million with clients across the world.
Kerrisdale Capital Management LLC, is a fundamentally-oriented investment company which focuses on event driven special situations and long-term value investment. Adrangi is known for his excellent and unique trading strategies where he has made a name for himself by exposing and shorting Chinese companies including Lihua International, China Marine Food Group, and China Biotics in 2011. Other companies that he has targeted include the ChinaCast Education Corp, and China Education Alliance.
Previously, Sahm Adrangi worked for Longacre Fund Management LCC where he held the position of an Investment Analyst. He also had a stint with Chanin Capital Partners where he was involved in the restructuring the company after it was almost declared bankrupt. As such, he helped advise the creditors of the company through an out-of-the-court settlement using Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy restructuring and assignments Act.
In the past he, has represented bondholder’s committees, bank debt holders, other creditors, and equity committees of bankrupt and distress companies. Other places where Sahm Adrangi has worked in the past include at Deutsche Bank where he helped restructure the syndicate non-investment grade bank debt as well as high yield bonds.
Mr Sahm Adrangi is a graduate of Yale University where he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Today, Sahm Adrangi, is a speaker at several investment conferences such as the Sohn Conference, the Distress Debt Investing Conference, Traders 4 a Cause, the Value Investing Conference, and the Activist Investor Conference. Moreover, he appears on several TV interviews including at Bloomberg and CNBC. Other major publications including, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Business Week, and the Washington Post have quoted his work.