Aryeh Bourkoff
Michael Priest
United States
2020

LionTree LLC

Aryeh
Bourkoff

Founder / CEO

Bourkoff has been on the cutting edge of media trends, helping broker the sale of podcast behemoth Serial to the New York Times and Scripps’ Stitcher to SiriusXM (for $325 million). Under his leadership, LionTree has advised on more than 150 industry-shaping transactions, with a total value of over $550 billion since 2012. Recently, it advised eBay on the sale of its online-classifieds business to Adevinta for $9.2 billion, Sotheby’s on its sale to BidFair USA for $3.7 billion and Liberty Global on the creation of its £31 billion U.K. joint venture with Telefónica as well as on the sale of its operations in Germany, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic to Vodafone for €19 billion. Bourkoff shares his financial wisdom in conversations with industry leaders on LionTree’s own podcast, KindredCast.

Career

  • UBS
  • CIBC World Markets
  • Smith Barney

Education

  • University of San Diego (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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