Every business has a story. Here is ours.
The inspiration for Panthera Advisors started with conversations between our founding partners, Alejandro Cremades and Michael Seversen. Their diverse personal and professional experiences converged upon many common themes and a shared passion for helping businesses create value.
As a young entrepreneur, Alejandro experienced first-hand the challenges and opportunities that a small business faces from all sides of the table – as an operator, acquirer and seller. After a challenging start, a leveraged acquisition and many years of continued investment in the business, he executed a successful, but laborious, sale process. While the result was financially rewarding, he will never forget the feelings of anxiety and self-doubt that went along with the process, of navigating through multiple negotiations, legal jargons, and endless buyer inquiries without having any experienced guidance to ensure he was making the right decisions. The personal and professional lessons learned from this experience fueled his passion for investment banking and guiding similar businesses through a smooth financial transition.
For Michael, growing up, he was part of ongoing conversations about starting up the business, financing its operations, and managing its initial success, followed by the challenges tied to continued growth. Michael learned first-hand that making the right commercial choices would signal ultimate success or failure. Since then, Michael made it a personal goal to pursue roles that would shape business outcomes, in small and large corporate environments–all in an effort to learn and harness commercial leadership skills.
Panthera Advisors reflects their passion of empowering entrepreneurs to maximize value through mergers and acquisitions, providing the support owners need to effectively and confidently take their business to the next level.