Victor Basta CEO
Victor has advised on over 130 transactions across 30 years, and helped found and build three successful corporate finance firms in the process. His orientation has always been towards sell-side financings and M&A, where experience and creativity can yield real additional value to investors and founders of later stage growth companies.
At DAI Magister, Victor has handled a large number of the firm’s transactions personally. He has clear views on a range of issues affecting the tech industry today, and has shared them regularly on CNN, the FT and the Economist amongst others.
Prior to founding DAI Magister, Victor was founder and managing partner of Arma Partners LLP; global co-head of Broadview prior to its sale to Jefferies, and an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD. He received an MBA from the Columbia Business School, and a combined Masters and BA in International Affairs from Columbia University.
When not negotiating deals, Victor is an avid chess player (once ranked in the top 15 in the US), a reference collector of 1960’s vintage rock posters, and an enthusiastic and improving skier and diver.LinkedIn