Ömer Ünsal

Omer started his investment banking career working for Citibank/Salomon Smith Barney and UBS Warburg investment banking divisions in New York City between the years 1999 and 2003. During his tenor in New York, Omer concentrated on M&A and leveraged finance advisory transactions in general industrials, healthcare, and technology industries in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Omer then moved to Istanbul in 2004 where he worked as a Vice President in HC Istanbul Securities’ –an independent investment banking boutique focusing on Turkish M&A advisory services, between the years 2004 and 2005, before founding Odin Financial Advisors in March 2006. Today, Odin Financial Advisors is one of the leading independent investment banking services firms in Turkey having completed US$3.5 bn in transaction volume.

Since 2012, Omer concentrates majority of his time in technology deal making. As a result, Odin Financial Advisors, as of 3Q 2016, became the No. 1 technology investment banking advisory services firm in Turkey. Odin’s success in technology deal making created Aventio MB in December 2016. Aventio MB is the first emerging markets focused technology merchant banking advisory services firm operating with offices in London, Istanbul and Dubai.

Omer spends majority of his time at Aventio today focusing on emerging market technology deal making as well as serving as the Chairman of Odin Financial Advisors. Omer is also a member of Endeavor, the leading high-impact entrepreneurship movement around the world, and part of the Endeavor mentorship program in Istanbul and Dubai. Omer is also an Associate Member of Invest Europe.

Omer has B.A. dual degree in Political Science and Economics from Connecticut College in the U.S. Omer received an award of excellent for his outstanding achievements by the Political Science Association of the U.S. in 1999.

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