With over 35 years of experience in investment banking, Sam Gortler is a leading deal maker in the Israeli market, having advised dozens of marquee transactions.
Prior to founding Goren Capital Group, Mr Gortler headed the Investment Banking division of Clal Group. In that capacity, Mr Gortler managed Clal Underwriting and Clal’s private investment arm. From 1994 to 2002, Mr Gortler also acted as a “Country Advisor” for UBS Investment Bank.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Gortler worked as corporate and securities lawyer at Willkie, Farr & Gallagher (NYC), a leading securities, finance, and corporate law firm in the US. Sam started his career as clerk at the Israeli Supreme Court following a period as an associate lawyer at Naschitz Brandes & Co. He earned L.L.B in law (with Honors) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
In 1997, Mr Gortler founded Goren Capital Group, which became under his leadership a leading boutique Investment Bank within the Israeli market.
Mr Gortler has advised 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 merger & acquisitions, financial policy, capital structure, financing alternatives 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. In addition, Mr Gortler’s privatization record is unparalleled, as 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 has served on the Board of Directors of 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.
Eran has over 20 years of investment banking experience, working for both global and local firms. He has been involved in Numerous transactions and led teams covering the Israeli markets.
Prior to joining Goren Capital, Eran was Co-Head of Israel Investment Banking at Credit Suisse, advising local companies on M&A processes, as well as Equity and Debt fundraising (both public and private). Prior to Credit Suisse, Eran led the Investment Banking activities at Poalim Equity and was a partner at a global secondary fund, covering the Israeli Market.
Earlier in his career, Eran worked at the M&A groups of Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers in New York, where he helped originate and execute a large number of advisory mandates. Throughout his career, Eran worked on transaction with combined value of over $20 Billion. Eran started his career at E&Y Israel, working for the Corporate Finance and Technology Audit groups.
Eran earned his MBA from Columbia Business School, graduating with honors. He has a BA in Accounting & Economics From Tel Aviv University and is a CPA in Israel.
Prior to joining Goren Capital, Anton spent 12 years as an investment banker at Credit Suisse in London, Moscow and Madrid. He has extensive experience advising clients across different sectors and geographies.
Anton has executed a broad range of transactions (30+ completed deals), including M&A, IPOs, and debt and equity financings.
Anton holds a B.A. (hons) in Business Administration from National University – Higher School of Economics.
Earlier in his career, was a manager in the Deal Advisory department, specifically in the Valuations and Commercial Due Diligence teams, at KPMG Israel.
Started his career at E&Y Israel, working for the International Tax and Transactions Department, in the Transfer Pricing and Financial Modelling teams.
MBA from Tel Aviv University, graduating with honors. B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.
Prior experience in the fields of corporate finance gained as an Associate at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), specializing in financial analysis, managing market research, and conducting due diligence on Israel’s startup ecosystem.
Prior to joining SVB, Jonathan spent two years at E&Y Israel, where he served as a Business Consultant, advising financial institutions and analyzing financial data, industry trends, and organizational processes for clients across public, government, and private sectors.
B.A. in Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Law (PPE Excellence Program) from Tel Aviv University.
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.