Alexander B. Kasdan, Founding Partner
Mr. Kasdan is Founder and President of Convergence Capital Partners, LLC. He has more than seventeen years of investment banking, corporate law and corporate strategy experience. Since 1988, Mr. Kasdan has executed over 100 domestic and cross-border transactions totaling more than $10 billion in overall volume in a variety of industries. Prior to founding Convergence, Mr. Kasdan was Founder and President of Alexander B. Kasdan Company Limited, an investment bank focused on the middle market, an investment banker at Barrington Associates in Los Angeles, where he headed the restructuring group, Peter J. Solomon Company, Credit Suisse First Boston and Merrill Lynch.
Mr. Kasdan practiced law with O’Melveny & Myers LLP (formerly O’Sullivan Graev & Karabell LLP) and Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (formerly Battle Fowler LLP), where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate finance transactions. In addition, Mr. Kasdan served as Corporate Counsel in charge of business development at Schlumberger Ltd., a global oilfield and information services company.
Mr. Kasdan graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. degree in Economics and Italian and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa during his junior year. In addition, he holds a J.D. degree from Columbia University Law School and has studied at the University of Florence in Italy. Mr. Kasdan is admitted to the Bar in the State of New York.
Mr. Kasdan is active in community affairs and serves on the Board of ICAN Associates, a non-profit concerned with the prevention of child abuse. Mr. Kasdan is a frequent speaker on the subject of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and restructuring, including as organizer of the Conference at the Anderson School at UCLA on “Buying and Selling a Company in a Tough Economy – How to Optimize Price and Liquidity in a Buyer’s Market.” Mr. Kasdan has published articles on the subjects of mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.