Investment Banking

Avi Suriel
Managing Director

Mr. Suriel serves Ascendiant Capital Markets as a Managing Director in the firm's Investment Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Advisory practice.

Mr. Suriel has over 20 years of experience having advised numerous corporate clients in corporate finance, M&A and restructuring assignments.  Mr. Suriel’s total financing transactions involved some $15 Billion, both with Fortune 500 as well as small and midsize companies in the U.S., Israel, Latin America, Asia and Europe.

Mr. Suriel was previously employed by several major Wall Street investment banks, including Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Smith Barney/Citigroup. While a Director at Smith Barney, Mr. Suriel established and ran the Israel Investment Banking Group, managing IPOs, debt financing offerings and Mergers & Acquisitions transactions. His investment banking career was preceded by his experience as a research analyst with both “buy side” and “sell side” financial firms, covering technology, media, health care/medical devices, realty, consumer products, hospitality/gaming, retailing and “distress” sectors.

Mr. Suriel also previously was a partner in two private equity firms, Orida Capital and Technology Capital Group, where he analyzed, managed, and negotiated transactions in the US and Europe, focusing on media, technology & consumer products.  Mr. Suriel took an active role on the portfolio companies’ Board of Directors and was involved in key strategic and managerial decisions.  He also has served various start-ups and small cap companies as Interim CFO, COO, or President.

Mr. Suriel earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Fordham University in New York (Beta Gamma Sigma honorary society recipient) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and International Relations at Hebrew University in Israel (Dean’s List). He maintains FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, and 79 securities registrations, and achieved the Certified Financial Manager (CFM) designation.
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