Amir Akhavan

Managing Director

As a Managing Director, Mr. Akhavan advises technology, interactive, data, information and marketing services companies in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, and capital raises. He is known for delivering high-value strategic advice to entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital firms, and strategic corporations, as they evaluate and seek to stay at the forefront of rapidly changing markets.

“We creatively approach each advisory engagement and execute on a customized strategy to exceed our clients’ expectations.”

Mr. Akhavan is also a member of JEGI Capital, the firm’s PE fund, which provided a strong return to investors and had successful exits, including Aprimo (board observer, acquired by Teradata) and I-Behavior (acquired by WPP). Prior to joining JEGI in 2005, he was at Deloitte Corporate Finance in the media and entertainment M&A investment banking group and also worked with Deloitte Consulting on strategy engagements. Previously, Mr. Akhavan worked in EY’s Assurance and Advisory Business Services practice, focusing on Tech, Media and Telecom.

Mr. Akhavan earned his Master’s degree from the University of Virginia as an Ernst & Young YMP Scholar, and his BS in Corporate Finance from the University of Southern California (USC). He is a member of the USC Board of Governors and received the USC Alumni Association’s Presidents Award. Mr. Akhavan is a certified FINRA representative, a CPA, and a Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York mentor.

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