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Hamed Moghaddam

Hamed Moghaddam

New York, NY, United States
Member since May 8, 2017
During his 22 years of investment banking experience, Hamed has executed 60 transactions valued at $1.9 billion, including financings, M&A, and advisory assignments. His clients have ranged from early-stage startups to large publicly-traded companies. In his freelance work, Hamed leverages skills in financial modeling, valuation, and pitch preparations to advise clients on capital raising, M&A, corporate finance, and venture capital projects.
Hamed is now available for hire
Career Highlights
Academic Highlights
Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
Software Expertise
  • Microsoft Excel
Other Expertise
  • Due Dilligence
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Investment Presentations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Valuations
  • Managing Partner
    Hermes Capital Advisors, LLC
    2008 - PRESENT
    • Founded a boutique investment banking firm that provides M&A advisory and private placement services to early stage and middle market companies in the technology sector.
    • Acted as a buy-side advisor on a variety of acquisition opportunities to a $200 million supplier of satellite infrastructure solutions and services.
    • Represented a publicly-traded electronic device and communications equipment manufacturer on their review of strategic alternatives and dissolution of the company through the sale of its business units in 3 separate transactions.
    • Served as buy-side advisor to a thin client vendor on their acquisition of a mobile device management software developer.
    • Acted as a placement agent for Series A financing of a digital rights software vendor.
    • Served as a sell-side advisor for a divestiture of an electromechanical switch manufacturing division of a public company.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Private Placements, Valuation, Equity Financing, Corporate Finance, Due Diligence, Financial Modeling, Pro Forma Financial Statements, Investor Decks, Investment Memoranda
  • Director, Head of Technology Investment Banking
    Susquehanna Financial Group
    2006 - 2008
    • Charged with building the technology franchise as part of a bulge bracket trading firm’s fledgling investment banking effort.
    • Served as a co-manager on a $39 million follow-on offering and $18 million buy-side advisory assignment for a $200 million supplier of satellite infrastructure solutions and services.
    • Acted as a buy-side advisor to a public company on their $18 million acquisition of RF components and subsystems vendor Advanced Control Components.
    • Handled all the aspects of origination and execution with the help of a dedicated team consisting of a senior associate and 3 analysts.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Private Placements, Valuation, Public Offerings, Corporate Finance, Financial Modeling, Pro Forma Financial Statements, Due Diligence, Investor Decks, Investor Memoranda
  • Director, Media, Communications, and Technology Group
    BMO Capital Markets
    2001 - 2006
    • Managed all aspects of an M&A deal execution on 10 sell-side transactions and 3 buy-side assignments in a variety of sectors, including communications and enterprise software, wireless infrastructure, telecom services, and semiconductors.
    • Sourced a co-manager position on a $76 million follow-on offering, a sell-side advisory assignment for a wireless quality monitoring platform vendor, and a $38 million acquisition of a credit facility for a satellite and wireless equipment vendor.
    • Led the sole-managed execution of a $40 million registered direct offering for a GPS manufacturer; represented the firm on follow-on offerings for a networking equipment vendor ($90 million) and a thin client solutions vendor ($76 million).
    • Developed extensive knowledge of the communications infrastructure sector, focusing on network, service and application management software; wireline and wireless carrier application software; carrier billing and customer care software; application networking; wireless infrastructure equipment; and communications test and measurement.
    • Generated and pitched M&A ideas.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Private Placement, Public Offerings, Valuation, Corporate Finance, Pro Forma Financial Statements, Financial Modeling, Due Diligence, Investor Decks, Investor Memoranda
  • Associate, Investment Banking
    Gerard Klauer Mattison & Co., Inc.
    1994 - 2001
    • Completed 30 investment banking transactions totaling $1.3 billion in the technology, telecommunications, media & entertainment and consumer products sectors.
    • Assumed a leading role in due diligence, document drafting and marketing activities on several public offerings, private placements, and exclusive sale assignments.
    • Managed all the aspects of several sale assignments; identified potential acquirers, and contacted senior-level management for clients.
    • Prepared memoranda, structured the offering, solicited investors, and managed the marketing process for several private placements.
    • Directed the preparation and assisted in the presentation of several fairness opinions.
    • Reviewed business plans and formulated recommendations on potential transactions involving Web technology, information security, eCommerce, enterprise, and multimedia software companies.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Private Placements, IPOs, Public Offerings, Financial Modeling, Valuation, Fairness Opinion Reports, Corporate Finance, Due Diligence, Pro Forma Financial Statements, Investor Decks, Investor Memoranda
  • Strategy Research Analyst
    Gemini Consulting
    1993 - 1994
    • Analyzed various existing and potential competitive offerings in the emerging residential broadband and wireless communications markets for Fortune 500 clients; developed strategic insights and created presentations outlining findings.
    • Managed a GIS project forecasting U.S. residential deployment of broadband interactive networks by the service provider and zip code over the next decade.
    • Gathered extensive market research and competitive intelligence on the technology, media, and telecommunications industries.
    Focus areas: Valuation, Competitive Analysis, Market Research, Strategy, Management Consulting, Business Forecasting, Market Opportunity Analysis
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering and Economics
    Brown University - Providence, RI, USA
    1989 - 1993
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