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 Anti-Trust Court.

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).

Adi Kopilov Adv.

Prior to joining Goren Capital, Adi worked for the leading law firm, Meitar, where she advised international and local clients on issues related to taxation, corporate law, and commercial law. Adi had represented public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity investments. She had also provided ongoing legal advice to technology companies in their various stages of growth. Adi has a double BA in Accounting and Law from Tel Aviv University and was certified as a lawyer in 2020.

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.

Mor Koren
Office Manager & PA

Mor Joined GCG as an office manager and personal assistant, Prior to joining Goren Capital, she worked 2.5 years as an Executive secretary and team coordinator in the Hi- Tech department at the law firm Shibolet &Co.
Prior Joining Shibolet, she worked for Yes, the satellite TV company for 7 years and her most recent role was a customer service team manager.
Mor holds a BA in Business administration and communications from the Open University

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