Sahm Adrangi – An Investor and An
Sahm Adrangi founded Kerrisdale Capital
Management in 2009 with a vision of making value-oriented investments. He
learned his investment skills from Yale University and went on to work with big
brands including Deutsche Bank, Longcare Management and Chanin Capital Partners.
Sahm came into limelight first with
shorting and exposing some of the deceitful Chinese companies in 2010-11. Many
of the Chinese firms that Mr. Sahm Adrangi focused on includes China Education Alliance, Lihua International, China
Marine Food Group etc. Some of these companies later came under the enforcement
actions of their Securities and Exchange Commission.
While working for
Kerrisdale Mr. Adrangi made it a point to develop its expertise in some of the
specific sectors. These sectors were biotechnology, mining and telecommunications
among others. The company had a special approach of getting into extensive research
of the developments in these sectors. They published several researches on
various companies while promoting investment in these firms. Some of the
companies in the list are Bavarian Nordic, Northern Dynasty Minerals, Dish Network,
ViaSat Inc, Zafgen, Pulse Biosciences, First Majestic Silver and Straight Path Communications.
Sahm Adrangi along with his investment
journey started his activist role in 2013 when he coalited with Lindsay Corporation
Management to improve the firm’s money distribution
and wealth sharing policies. In the coming year he took part in a proxy competition
to replace the directors of Morgans Hotel Group. He has helped in exposing the major
flaws in Terrestrial Low Power Service being proposed by Globalstar in 2014.
The charismatic investor has earned a name for his unmatched skills set. The
company he built in 2009 has given exceptional returns to it investors over the
year, 1,152% to be precise. He has been the pick of most of the major publications
in recent years including The Week, New York Times and Bloomberg.