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 from the University of Virginia as an Ernst & Young YMP scholar and his Bachelors Degree 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.Back to team
“The JEGI Team worked tirelessly on the V12 Group sale process. Their knowledge of the sector allowed us to find the best strategic fit, while their M&A capabilities made it possible to get a successful transaction closed. I look forward to working with JEGI again.”John Hunt, Managing Partner, ABRY Partners
“We had a remarkable experience with JEGI… JEGI really stood out from other media and information focused firms… due to their experience in our markets, the tight processes they run, and their significant access to c-level decision-makers. We would hands down, no question, hope to have the chance to work with the team at JEGI again.”Scott Becker, Founder, Becker’s Healthcare
“We needed an advisor who understood our business and was capable of handling a complex transaction, which included the merger of four companies. We chose JEGI based on its reputation and experience, and it was absolutely the right decision.”Dan Oswald, CEO, BLR
“Clarity and JEGI’s network and impressive knowledge of the digital content production and post production space were instrumental in helping Framestore find the right partner and deliver the shareholders a fantastic outcome. They helped navigate a complex process… I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone considering using their services.”Sir William Sargent, CEO, Framestore
“I have now completed my fourth successful transaction with JEGI. They know their markets inside and out and are strategic, creative, tenacious and results oriented. Most importantly, they have always added significant value and delivered outstanding results. JEGI goes above and beyond to deliver the desired results for their customers.”Bob Dethlefs, Chief Executive Officer, Evanta
“As the business founder, I was looking for a true partner to represent us: one with the highest integrity, impeccable execution skills, strong work ethic, excellent M&A process from start to finish. They delivered on all of that and so much more.”Nancy Kramer, Founder & Chairman, Resource/Ammirati
“I’ve worked with the JEGI team to sell two of my companies for over $100 million. With its extraordinarily comprehensive database of c-level contacts, JEGI can easily get key decision makers on the phone, live, without any preamble. Thus, my advice to any seller: if JEGI wants to sell your business for you, let them!”Stephen Saunders, Founder & CEO, Light Reading