Aryeh Bourkoff
Michael Priest
United States

LionTree LLC


Founder / CEO

When Bourkoff talks about investment strategies in the digital age, people listen — and with good reason. Under his leadership, LionTree has advised on more 130 industry-shaping transactions, with a total value of over $400 billion, including Charter Communications’ takeovers of Time Warner Cable ($78 billion) and Bright House Networks ($10.4 billion), Liberty Global’s purchase of Virgin Media ($24 billion), Verizon’s acquisitions of AOL ($4.4 billion) and Yahoo! ($4.48 billion) and Snap Inc.’s public offering. Most recently, the company has been advising British spaceflight company Virgin Galactic on capital-raising alternatives and Sotheby’s on its pending sale to BidFair. LionTree has a podcast series “KindredCast,” featuring in-depth conversations with far-reaching figures ranging from Secretary Madeleine Albright to music manager and SB Projects founder Scooter Braun.


  • UBS
  • CIBC World Markets
  • Smith Barney


  • University of San Diego (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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LionTree's Aryeh Bourkoff on Stock Market's 'Healthy Correction' and What to Watch for in 2019

LionTree's Aryeh Bourkoff on Stock Market's 'Healthy Correction' and What to Watch for in 2019

The stock market's steady decline during the past few weeks has nerves on edge about the onset of a bear market and possible economic downturn to come. Aryeh Bourkoff, head of media-centric investment bank LionTree, sees the recent swings in key indices as a "healthy correction" and emphasizes that business fundamentals across corporate America remain strong.Bourkoff -- a key advisor to such media giants as John Malone's Liberty Media empire, Verizon, Viacom and Snap -- sees a renewed focus on...


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