SASI is a boutique M&A advisory firm focused on serving investors and entrepreneurs in the IT industry.  We represent leading venture backed private startups that are exploring strategic M&A options. SASI was founded on the belief that stakeholders in private companies have a need for a new class of M&A advisor. SASI brings transaction and financial expertise as well as  industry expertise, strong strategic buyer relationships, and deep knowledge of the customer, technology, competitive trends shaping the industry.  SASI’s focus is cloud infrastructure technologies covering storage, compute, networking, and security across software, SaaS, appliance and pure service business models.

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.


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.

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.


Merger and Acquisition Process
Valuation Analysis
Strategic Planning
Market Competitive Research


Private Sellside M&A
Private Buyside
Strategic Placements
Strategic Audits