Aryeh Bourkoff
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LionTree LLC

Aryeh
Bourkoff

Founder / CEO

Aryeh B. Bourkoff’s boutique independent investment bank LionTree opened in New York in 2012 with the goal of reshaping investing by focusing on tech, media and telecommunications opportunities, and taking investments out of the banks and into the hands of individual advisers.

His innovative strategy paid off big with deals like Charter’s $78 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable and acquisition of Brighthouse Networks ($90 billion); LionTree also financially advised Verizon on both its $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo’s operating assets and on the company’s $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL.

LionTree has overseen more than 60 transactions worth over $300 billion and was ranked the No. 1 TMT boutique globally in 2016 by Bloomberg. Bourkoff is a fan of the personal touch, once reportedly inviting two investors to his home for dinner to close a deal. He gets a buzz from building networks. In 2014 he launched LT Growth to make select investments in early stage growth companies, and each year hosts MediaSlopes, a Utah gathering for select TMT leaders and influencers.

After earning his a B.A. in economics from the University of California at San Diego, Bourkoff spent 13 years at UBS in research, and then segued into dealmaking. He also executive produced the 2007 documentary “The Last Jews of Libya” and the 2014 doc “Out of Print.”

Career

  • LionTree LLC

Education

  • University of San Diego (CA, USA)

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