Sahm Adrangi is the founder and the current Chief Investment Officer of Kerrisdale Capital Management. Mr. Adrangi has played active roles in all the developmental aspects of the company since its establishment in 2009. The company was established with an initial capital of approximately 1 million USD and it currently has assets and properties worth 150 million USD as of 2017. Mr. Adrangi is well known for short selling and publishing research. Kerrisdale Capital Management has been active in exposing corrupt companies in its publications and writing reports about developing companies.
Before founding Kerrisdale, Adrangi served as an investment analyst at Longacre Fund Management. Longacre Fund Management is a privately owned investment partnership worth 1.2 billion dollars of assets spread across the debt credit fund and the equity fund. Adrangi carried out both investment analysis and research for the credit and the equity funds. He worked at Chanin Capital Partners. He advised the creditors about out-of-court and bankruptcy restructuring. He represented bank debt holders, equity committees, and creditors of other bankrupt companies during his time at Chanin. Sahm Adrangi also worked at Deutsche Bank, a finance group, before moving to Chanin. His roles in the bank included structuring and syndicating non-investment grade bank debt as well as high yield bonds.
Sahm Adrangi has carried several investment agreements in the past. He assisted the Lindsay Corporation management to improve its cash deployment and capital allocation policies in 2013. A year later, he was part of the directors put in charge of Morgans Hotel Group. Sahm Adrangi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree from Yale University. Apart from being an analyst, Sahm Adrangi is also a speaker and has spoken in many conferences locally and internationally. Some of the conferences he has taken part in include the Value Investing Conference, Traders 4 a Cause, the Distressed Debt Investing Conference, and the Sohn conference among other conferences. He has also been invited for interviews by Bloomberg and CNBC. His posts and articles have been included in many publications including BusinessWeek, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times among other business and news publications.