Vik brings 20 years of experience in technology investment banking, corporate strategy and technology operations at leading global firms. Vik’s track record of strategic advisory transactions includes over 40 mergers & acquisitions and capital raises, totalling $30 billion+ in transaction value. Vik has advised founder-owned, venture capital and private equity-backed companies in the cybersecurity and infrastructure software sectors, and global technology-focused venture capital and private equity funds.

Prior to William Blair, Vik held leadership positions at Samsung, BlackBerry and TELUS, serving in corporate development, strategy, enterprise sales and system engineering roles.

This appointment complements DC Advisory’s world-class Tech & Software team whose expansion is now focused on strategic areas of growth, including cybersecurity and infrastructure software.

Bill Kohr, CEO, DC Advisory US, said: "With his strong track record, industry relationships and alignment with our collaborative, international and client-first culture, we’re delighted to welcome Vik to the business. Despite an incredibly challenging M&A market, we’ve continued our investment into critical areas of growth to ensure we continue to make a difference for our clients – cybersecurity and infrastructure software are an important part of this.”

 

Vik Sharma, Managing Director, DC Advisory US, commented: "I am honored to join DC Advisory at a time where its recognition as one of the premier mid-market investment banks, globally, has accelerated. Cybersecurity and infrastructure software companies are poised to facilitate digital and AI transformation across organizations worldwide, underscoring their strategic importance. I am excited to drive success for clients, new and existing, as part of DC Advisory.”

This marks the 27th senior hire for the international firm in 24 months, as DC Advisory, along with shareholder Daiwa Securities Group Inc., continues to invest in the acquisition of top talent to deliver the premier, mid-market full-service investment bank, globally.

About DC Advisory 

DC Advisory is an international investment bank committed to making a difference. As part of an established global business, we offer access to over 700 professionals in 24 locations throughout Asia, Europe and the US. Across 11 industry focused teams, we offer tailored, independent advice on M&A, debt raisings and restructurings, private capital, secondary advisory and access to unrivalled Asia investment knowledge. For more information, visit http://www.dcadvisory.com/about-us >