The Money Book: Alex R. Soltani


Alex R. Soltani

Skyview Capital

Chairman, Chief Executive

Years with firm: 12

Soltani founded Skyview Capital in 2005 and is the chairman of the firm’s executive and investment committees. He is a serial investor and entrepreneur, and started his first business when still a student at UCLA. Soltani brings extensive, “hands-on” operational experience to his work in private equity. His strong business acumen and prescient investment instincts have led to successful acquisitions across a number of different industries. He is actively involved with every aspect of the transaction lifecycle and plays a significant role in all of Skyview Capital’s investments. Prior to founding Skyview, Soltani worked at Platinum Equity. Prior to joining Platinum, he established and operated All Digital Communications, a nationwide B2B wireless telecom firm. Soltani holds a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Industry specialization: Technology, media, telecom, and special situations/distressed investing.

Deal value range: Up to $200 million of total enterprise value.

Recent transactions: Skyview acquired NewPace Technology Development Inc. in June 2014 and November 2016 sold it to Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.; Acquired Digital Fuel in 2015 from VMware, an IT financial management (ITFM) software solution which enables enterprises to more effectively manage IT infrastructure spend and optimize costs; Acquired Syncplicity in July 2015 from EMC Corp.; Acquired Integrated Microwave Technologies from the Vitec Group Plc. in November 2014.

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