Born from Industry. Tempered by Experience. Recognized through Accomplishments.

SASI serves mid-market VC-backed startups and self-funded companies that operate in the IT Infrastructure Software Industry across multiple markets including cloud native, data management and protection, networking and security software and services.

Sellside M&A

SASI primarily represents private, venture-backed technology companies. SASI drives the entire M&A process from upfront strategy formulation to buyer contacts through negotiations and closing. SASI focuses on strategic M&A processes where there are typically six to twelve likely strategic acquirers. Intimate knowledge of the buyers, the core technology being sold, market trends and competitive dynamics has been critical to our success.

Buyside M&A

SASI works selectively with buyside clients seeking to expand their business through strategic M&A activity. Based on the client’s strategy, SASI identifies, screens and approaches selected targets and then drives the process through due diligence, negotiations and closing.

Strategic Private Placements

SASI represents later stage companies seeking to build strategic relationships with top tier industry participants and raise capital from their venture fund groups. Typically our clients have already raised one or two rounds of funding and are seeking strategic partners for additional channels to market. While some strategic investors will lead the financing round, the terms are typically set by an institutional investor. Critical success factors include articulating how the business partnership will offer unique value to their customers and bring needed differentiation to the market. If there is a strong business case, strategic investment is likely to follow.


SASI represents public companies who have identified non-strategic businesses for divestment. SASI initially evaluates the business unit and provides a situation assessment of the business, a list of likely acquirers, valuation ranges and the probability of a successful outcome. SASI then drives the entire divestiture process with special attention to employee and asset separation, the purchase agreement and post-acquisition integration.

Our Basic SASI Core Competencies

  • Merger and Acquisition Process
  • Negotiation
  • Valuation Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Market Competitive Research

SASI Service Offerings

  • Private Sellside M&A
  • Private Buyside M&A
  • Strategic Private Placements
  • Divestitures
  • Strategic Audits