Mon, Jul 15, 2019

Pagemill Partners Expands Technology Investment Banking Practice with New Managing Director

NEW YORK — Duff & Phelps, the global advisor that protects, restores and maximizes value for clients, today announced that Karan Kapoor has joined the firm’s technology advisory practice, Pagemill Partners, as a managing director. Based in Los Angeles, Kapoor will focus on technology investment banking.
Karan focuses on advising technology companies on mergers and acquisitions and raising capital, leveraging significant transaction experience across several technology sub-sectors including software/ SaaS, internet and digital media, and across diverse transaction types including sell-side and buy-side mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and private financings of equity and debt. He is a seasoned investment banker who has advised both emerging growth companies and established public and private technology companies.

Originally at Pagemill Partners from 2011-2013, Karan rejoins the firm after spending six years at different investment banking platforms. Most recently, he was at Clear Capital Advisors, a Los Angeles-based boutique investment bank, where he served as a managing director and led tech coverage for the firm. Prior to Clear Capital Advisors, Karan was a director in the tech sector investment banking coverage team at UBS and previously was a Vice President at Stifel in their tech investment banking group.
Bob Bartell, Managing Director and Global Head of Corporate Finance at Duff & Phelps, commented, “As we continue to grow our technology sector-focused advisory capabilities, Karan’s technology sector and investment banking expertise will be vital to this growth. In addition, his wealth of tech M&A transaction experience with closely-held businesses as well as sponsor-backed companies brings added strength to our team and I look forward to his many contributions.”

Scott Munro, Vice Chairman at Pagemill Partners, added, “I am thrilled to have Karan rejoin Pagemill Partners as a managing director. He has gained valuable M&A advisory experience and technology sector expertise that will well-position him and Pagemill Partners for success.”
About Pagemill Partners

Pagemill Partners, a division of Duff & Phelps, is a technology advisory firm located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Pagemill has completed more than 300 transactions and has a strong track record of execution and running competitive processes for its clients. Over the years, the firm has established strong ties with industry leaders across a broad range of SaaS and software solutions, internet and digital media, eCommerce, digital gaming, data analytics, hardware and IT services sectors for high-growth, middle-market and public companies. Our global practice has regional teams situated across leading markets, including the U.S., Canada, Europe (UK, Germany, France and Ireland) and Asia. We are experienced at helping clients navigate the complex issues involved in M&A transactions and capital raises and have a particular expertise in cross-border transactions. Our strength stems from our singular focus on the technology sector, deep relationships with the leading strategic and financial sponsors in the tech ecosystem, a strong M&A execution track record and global reach.
About Duff & Phelps

Duff & Phelps is the global advisor that protects, restores and maximizes value for clients in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, investigations, disputes, cyber security, compliance and regulatory matters, and other governance-related issues. We work with clients across diverse sectors, mitigating risk to assets, operations and people. With Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps since 2018, our firm has nearly 3,500 professionals in 28 countries around the world. Duff & Phelps is a trade name for Duff & Phelps, LLC and its affiliates. For more information, visit

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