Brian Hannan began his financial career on the floor, of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) for Lind-Waldock in 1993. In 1996, Mr. Hannan went on to become Director of Operations and started the foreign exchange spot and options clearing division of Midland, which generated daily volumes in excess of $100 million in trades.
Mr. Hannan was the Manager of a U.S. Fund of Funds Hedge fund for Rothschild Solomon, that focused on International arbitrage trading investments.
In 2001, he founded Web Monopoly, an internet marketing agency and Ad platform specializing in customer acquisitions and traffic for the entertainment and Media industry, which he still currently owns.
In 2008, Mr. Hannan co-founded the investment banking firm, Agra Capital Advisors. Mr. Hannan has serviced small and middle market clients, on a wide range of corporate finance transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, institutional debt & private equity investments, mezzanine financings and public company offerings. Mr. Hannan has been on the forefront of Patent lending since 2010.
Brian graduated with an BA degree from University of Southern California.
As the primary transactional banker, Jeff will have closed over $500MM in transactions over the last three years, primarily in health care, energy and technology, and typically ranging in size from $5MM to $30MM, though AGRA is co-advising on several transactions in the $200M to $500M+ range for a specific energy client. AGRA performs the entire range of corporate finance advisory services, including buy and sell side M&A, private placements, IPO’s, follow-on and secondary offerings and fairness opinions.
Jeff began his career in corporate finance as a Financial Analyst and Associate in Smith Barney’s M&A Group, primary team member on transactions ranging from a $20MM leveraged buyout of an educational company, to an $80MM hostile defence of a retail fabric store chain to multiple $100M+ private M&A transactions in the health care, insurance and manufacturing industries. Jeff has also worked in Senior Management roles with the Washington Post Companies multi-billion dollar education subsidiary, Kaplan Educational.
Jeff graduated Beta Gamma Sigma with a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia in 1989, and also holds a Masters from UCLA. Originally form the East Coast, Jeff now lives with his wife and infant son in Calabasas, CA.
The Principals of AGRA Capital are registered representative of BA Securities, LLC. Securities and Investment Banking Services are offered through BA Securities, LLC Member FINRA, SIPC. AGRA Capital and BA Securities, LLC are separate and unaffiliated entities.