Alp Guler


Alp started his investment banking career working for Lazard in New York City and London between the years 2000 and 2005, where he worked on sell-side, buy-side, corporate restructuring, mobile license auction, private equity and IPO transactions with a combined value of over $20 billion involving technology, media and telecom companies in North and South America; Western, Central and Eastern Europe; the Middle East; South Africa and Asia. After his MBA, Alp worked at MKM Longboat, a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund, in London, concentrating on equity investments in technology, media and telecom companies on a global scale, with peak net invested capital of over $200 million. Alp moved to Istanbul in early 2008 and joined Carlyle, a multi-billion-dollar leading global alternative asset management firm, where he was responsible for all aspects of Carlyle’s private equity activities in Turkey as part of Carlyle’s Middle East & North Africa (MENA) investment fund. Over the next seven years, Alp screened and evaluated c. 500 potential transactions and worked on three Carlyle investments and two exits. In early 2015, Alp, along with his colleagues from Carlyle, launched IIG, a private equity firm focusing on mid-market growth and buyout opportunities in Turkey, where he continued his private equity activities for two more years.

Alp has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Economics (double major) from Yale University in the U.S. and an MBA from INSEAD, where he spent time on both Fontainebleau, France, and Singapore campuses.

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