TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT BANKING AND PRIVATE EQUITY FUND PLACEMENT

Since 2001

About Us


Sparring Partners has a long track record of serving as a trusted advisor to leading private equity firms and private technology companies. Private equity investors, entrepreneurs, and senior executives depend on the Sparring Partners team's decades of experience, global network, and perseverance to lead them to the most desirable outcomes.

Headquartered in New York City, Sparring Partners maintains relationships globally to service its international client base. For its investment banking clients, Sparring Partners has access to leading global strategic and financial acquirers at senior levels. For its fund placement clients, Sparring Partners has a strong reputation amongst global institutional LPs including sovereign funds, pension funds, endowments, fund of funds, large family offices, and advisors.

Sparring Partners was founded in 2001 by Warren H. Spar after a successful career as a Partner at Lehman Brothers and a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank / Bankers Trust. Together with the rest of the team, Sparring Partners brings the capabilities of a bulge bracket firm to private, middle-market companies and private equity firms.

Services


Investment Banking

M&A Advisory

Advise private technology-enabled companies on M&A transactions with leading global strategic and financial acquirers.

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Equity Financing

Secure capital for growth, recapitalization, and shareholder liquidity from leading private equity, growth equity, venture capital firms, and strategic investors

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Debt Financing

Raise debt, ranging from venture debt to cash flow / leveraged loans from leading banks, venture debt providers, business development companies, and other alternative lenders.

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Fund Placement

Private Equity Fund Placement

Fund placement services to select buyout, growth equity, and venture capital firms.

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Investment Banking Industry Focus


Sparring Partners focuses on technology-enabled businesses across a number of sectors where it possesses in-depth market knowledge and strong industry relationships.

Financial Technology

Financial Technology

Enterprise Software

Enterprise Software

Security & Compliance

Security & Compliance

Consumer Internet & Media

Consumer Internet & Media

Marketing Software & Services

Marketing Software & Services

Infrastructure Software

Infrastructure Software

Business / Financial Services

Business / Financial Services

Human Capital Management

Human Capital Management

Tech-Enabled Services

Tech-Enabled Services

Team


Warren H. Spar

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David K. Choi

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Anand K. Gupta

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Dana M. Samuels

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Nick X. Sheng

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Ethan G. Wilson

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Transactions


Investment Banking

We have represented the following companies on M&A or Capital Raising Transactions.


Fund Placement

We have helped the following private equity funds raise institutional capital from limited partners.

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