Derived from domain expertise in corporate and startup strategy, finance, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), post-merger integration, strategic alliances, competitive intelligence, market research, product marketing, investor and analyst relations, strategic product/service positioning, and over 15 years of hands-on experience in the collaboration industry, Collaboration Advisory Group provides hands-on consulting services for Service Providers, Vendors and Resellers in the Collaboration space.

With many years of expertise in the Corporate Development / M&A space, the primary service CAG offers Service Providers, Vendors and Resellers in the Collaboration space is help with their exit strategy, running a soup-to-nuts M&A advisory practice on both sell-side and buy-side for strategic and financial investors.


CAG was founded in 2016 by Collaboration industry veteran Tolga Sakman, who serves as the firm’s Managing Director.


Tolga has been in the Collaboration industry since 2004. Starting at Tandberg, he has been in increasingly more senior roles that encompassed market research and analysis, corporate strategy and development, M&A, investor relations, analyst relations and competitive strategy development. Following Tandberg’s acquisition by Cisco, he was part of the market development team responsible for the TelePresence market in China.


From 2011 to 2013, Tolga was CFO and SVP Corporate Development for Glowpoint, a publicly-held managed services company in the VaaS space. Most recently, he started the Americas operations for Synergy SKY, a Norway-based VaaS management solution provider, bringing the region from zero to exceed self-sustaining revenue, consistently exceeding quarterly and annual goals on all key metrics.


Tolga has participated in various aspects of M&A deals in the communications and collaboration services industries, throughout his career. He has performed due diligence on over 100 potential acquisitions in this space, and has raised equity and debt financing for various organizations in the private and public hands, for the purposes of financing acquisitions.


Tolga has presented in industry conferences in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, and is a sought-after speaker and thought leader in the Collaboration space.


Whether you are

  1. - An existing Service Provider in the Collaboration space or are considering becoming one,

  2. - A vendor looking to enter the N. American market or exploring growth options,

  3. - A Reseller in the Collaboration space,

  4. - Or an investor looking to learn about a particular collaboration technology or player,


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