Victor Basta 2022 speaker


DAI Magister Ltd


Victor Basta is the CEO/Co-Head of DAI Magister, a boutique investment bank. 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 Basta personally leads the firm’s African advisory effort, and has handled the sale of Baxi to MFS Africa and fundraisings for Twiga Foods, M-KOPA, and CloudFactory amongst others. 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 Basta 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 teaching preparation for exits and large funding rounds. He received an MBA from the Columbia Business School, and a combined Masters and BA in International Affairs from Columbia University.


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