Our Team

Samuel Gortler
Founder and Executive Chairman

With over 35 years of experience in investment banking, Samuel Gortler is a leading deal maker.
Prior to founding Goren Capital Group Mr Gortler headed the Investment Banking division of the Clal Group. In that capacity, Mr Gortler managed Clal Underwriting and the operations of the private investment arm, (General and Venture (“CVC)).
In 1997 he founded Goren Capital Group which became under his leadership a leading Corporate and Project Finance boutique within the Israeli market. The services provided by the Group include sell-side advisory/corporate divestitures, management-led buy-ins/buy-outs, buy-side advisory, strategic lead advisory, and acquisition financing (debt, mezzanine and equity).
Mr Gortler had counseled on some of the largest transactions in the Israeli market in recent years and gained robust understanding on key issues across the entire Corporate and Project Finance spectrum including financial policy, capital structure, financing alternatives (including local and global debt issuance), financial covenants, inter-creditor issues, and Israel's banking and securities regulations.
In his capacity of an advisor he led negotiations, on behalf of clients, with financial institutions and controlling shareholders whilst minding banking and financial-institutions legislation, thereby controlling and supervising all deal aspects.
Moreover, Mr Gortler's privatization record is unparalleled, and he advised the Israeli Government on some of its largest privatization programmes such as Bank Leumi, Israel Discount Bank, the Oil refineries and Israeli Aerospace Industries. Mr Gortler's experience includes: Acted as the "Country Advisor" for UBS (previously Swiss Bank) between 1995 and 2002 - in his capacity advised the bank on global debt and M&A transactions.
Graduated with honors from the Hebrew University – Faculty of Law and clerked at the Supreme Court, in addition to being an articled clerk and associate for Naschitz Brandes & Co. Acted as corporate and securities attorney from 1986 to 1990 with Willkie, Farr & Gallagher, NY, one of US prominent securities, finance, and transactions law firms.
Lecturer on investment banking at the Hebrew University School of Business Administration (1991-2002) and the Arison Business School (“IDC”). Served on the Board of Directors for several leading corporations including Israel Discount Bank of New York, Keshet Media Group, ZIM Integrated Shipping and Ofer Investments.
Mr Gortler currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the Tel-Aviv Museum, and was previously a member of the Board of the Society for the Protection of Nature, Ruppin Academic Centre and a member of the Israeli Competition Tribunal.

David (Dudi) Vanunu
Deal Manager

Prior to joining GCG, Dudi gained considerable experience in corporate finance, transaction services, and financial advisory, working for BDO Consulting Firm. Experienced in high-profile clients such as Wix.com, ELAL Airlines, InterCure, and Elbit Systems. His previous experience includes an extensive military background, working for the Ministry of Defense for 7 years. In his last position, he served as head of the Projects and Technology department. Dudi advises on public and private M&A transactions, complex financial solutions and broader corporate matters, debt & capital markets, etc. Dudi holds a BA in Economics & Management from the College of Management Academic Studies (COLMAN).

Tomi Davidson
Deal Manager

Prior to joining Goren Capital, Tomi worked for 4 years as a corporate lawyer in the field of corporate finance at Fischer (FBC) & Co. Law Offices, where he advised private equity funds, investment banks and other financial institutions in leveraged finance and M&A transactions as well as other complex corporate transactions. Tomi advises on the structuring of public and private M&A transactions, debt financing and capital markets advisory, restructurings and other complex corporate matters. Tomi holds an LL.B. in Business Law (Magna cum laude) from the Reichman University and is a member of the Israeli Bar Association (2018).

Claudia Ben Adi CPA
Financial Controller

Prior joining to GCG, Claudia gained a considerable experience for 9 years as financial controller serving local and multinational companies. Her previous experience includes working in assurance department in Deloitte Israel providing audit services for various organizations. Claudia is a Certified Public Accountant in Israel since 2010.

Danila Mazin

Prior to joining Goren Capital, Danila gained experience in Private Equity – oriented Family Office. Worked on deals in Real Estate & Construction, Metals & Mining, Infrastructure and Agriculture industries on the Buy-Side. On those deals he built complex financial models, performed valuation of private companies, including multi-staged holdings, and participated in investment committees. Before Family Office, Dani worked in Goldman Sachs as a Summer Analyst in Special Situation Group (SSG). Dani graduated from The University of London with Second-Upper Diploma and is a CFA level 2 Candidate.

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