Narayanan Bakthisaran (Principal)

Narayanan Bakthisaran is the Principal and founder of Thought Premium Inc. He is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, structuring, financing and closing M &A transactions. He has evaluated and structured over a 100 lower middle market transactions. Prior to Thought Premium Inc., he has held several Operational, IT Management and Strategic Consulting roles in a number of Fortune 500 firms such as AGCO CORPORATION, Syngenta Crop Protection and Wachovia. Narayanan also has significant experience in early stage and angel investing. He is also a member of the Piedmont Angel Network (a $5.5M member managed Angel group in Greensboro, NC) and the Association for Corporate Growth.

Narayanan has an MBA from Duke University (The Fuqua School of Business) and AEROSPACE ENGINEERING degree from Indian Institute of Technology (Chennai)

Narayanan is originally from Chennai, India and has lived in the US since 1998. He loves Cricket and lives in Oak Ridge, NC with his wife and 2 children.

Why Us?

Certainty of closing
We have access to large pools of committed funds and work with a diverse group of Senior Lenders, Mezzanine financing firms, Private Equity Funds, Private Equity Groups, High Net Worth individuals, Private and Angel investors. We are very comfortable with transaction values of up to $100M.

Flexible transaction structure
We develop a close relationship with the sellers to deeply understand their desires, wants and needs out of the transaction and then propose an optimized WIN-WIN deal structure that takes into account their life style as well as their overall tax situation

Partnership with sellers
In situations where the sellers are exiting we realize the importance of building on their work and carrying on their legacy. We have long term growth in mind and commit to taking utmost care of the current customers, employees and other stakeholders. In situations where the seller stays on to operate the business we not only provide capital, but would also provide additional support resources to create substantial value