The founder of Kerrisdale Capital Management- Sahm Adrangi

Since 2009 when Sahm Adrangi formed the Kerrisdale Capital Management, he was part and parcel of various aspects of the company’s growth. He currently serves as the Chief Investment Officer of the firm. One of the outstanding breakthroughs in the group was the rise of the firm’s value to 150 million dollars from under one million dollars when it was launched.

The Kerrisdale Capital Management conducts research programs which focus on correcting widely held misconceptions about the fundamental business prospects of the company. Mr. Adrangi is known for publishing short-selling research on stocks including overhyped shorts and under-followed longs that are misunderstood by the market. The firm uses third-party investing-related sites, its website and on Twitter to share its research findings.

Even though Kerrisdale’s primary focus is on research shared with other groups and companies, Mr. Sahm Adrangi came up with a new strategy aimed at streamlining the efforts of the experts to areas of their specialization. One chosen sector is the biotechnology segment in which the firm had begun publishing research on growth stages of the corporation such as Sage Therapeutics, Bavarian Nordic, Pulse Biosciences, Zafgen among many others. Another area of focus is the mining segment where Sahm Adrangi has laid up a program for market valuations and called into question the mining projections.

Kerrisdale published a series of reports about the telecommunications industry by sharing essential views on Dish Network, Globalstar, ViaSat Inc and Straight Path Communication. He brought to the limelight the weakness in Globalstar Terrestrial Low Power Service in 2014 in a webcast and a live presentation. He also wrote a series of articles and met with the FCC.

Mr. Sahm Adrangi’s career in the financial segment started in credit-performing and leveraged debt financings at the renowned Deutsche Bank. Before he joined the banking experience, Mr. Sahm spent many years at the distressed debt hedge fund- the million-dollar Longacre Management.

Adrangi acquired a Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree from Yale University and is also a seasoned speaker at several conferences such as the Distressed Debt Investing Conference, Sohn Conference, and the Activists Investor Conference among others.

Newspapermen Larkin and Lacey Don’t Stand Down

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were picked up by Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio’s Selective Enforcement Unit and tossed into unmarked SUVs on Oct 18, 2007, then taken to jail under the cover of darkness. This was apparently because their Phoenix publication, Phoenix New Times, openly criticized Arpaio’s methods, philosophy and general behavior. According to Larkin and Lacey this was illustrative of Arpaio’s methods. Larkin and Lacey were released in less than a day.

The two men don’t shy away from controversy. They’ve been publishing alternative newspapers for years. Their business draws criticism from conservatives like those that share Arpaio’s views. But Larkin and Lacey aren’t standing down from speaking out on these unjust practices and continue to defend against the harsh judgement they receive about their brand of journalism.

They continue to shine lights on people like Joe Arpaio. As with any alternative newspaper, they tell stories they feel need to be told regardless of pressure against it.

This inspired them to pursue a legal battle which, in 2012, Judge Murray G. Snow of the Ninth Circuit Court in Maricopa County ruled that Arpaio and his deputies were “public officials ordering the immediate arrests of their critics” and awarded Larkin and Lacey a $3.75 million settlement and Arpaio’s conviction. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

The newspapermen brought the level of startling violence perpetrated on Arpaio’s prisoners (which resulted in deaths) at Arpaio’s holding cells, Tent City, to the public’s attention. If words and actions by the two newspapermen in the years that followed are any indication, Larkin and Lacey don’t seem to regret the drawn out law suit.

After dropping out of Arizona State University the two college dropouts began their publishing careers “born out of anger” after the Kent State incident in 1970. Their efforts grew into a chain of newspapers across the country. As to targeting Arpaio, Larkin said they’d become “…a constant thorn in his side.”

Often misusing his authority, Arpaio’s history consists of everything from feeding his prisoners rotten food and torture to unlawfully investigating anyone who opposed his actions, including the judge who was to sentence them, suggesting Obama’s birth certificate was a forgery and the jailing of Larkin and Lacey. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: and

The Stephen Lemons Nov. 17, 2017 piece in Phoenix New Times delves deeper into what the newspapermen say about what motivated the current administration’s pardon and what Trump and Arpaio have gained from each other’s actions. In Melendres v. Arpaio the sheriff stood to receive a six month prison sentence for his blatant racial-profiling, sickening prisoner brutality and ignoring a federal judge’s orders.

But during Donald Trump’s first year in office he pardoned Sheriff Joe Arpaio weeks before he was to be sentenced. Says Lacey, “Rex Tillerson was right: Donald Trump is a moron and his pardon of Joe Arpaio proves it.”

Larkin and Lacey are setting up the Lacy and Larkin Frontera Fund with the $3.75 million they received. This fund grants money to migrant-rights organizations throughout Arizona.

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