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Proven leaders to better serve clients

When experience and professionality comes together, success is inevitable.

Yağız Sözmen

Co-Founder and Managing Partner at CORE Finance, Yağız is a highly-experienced professional and has extensive business process knowledge and accomplishments in technology financial markets. With Core, Yağız spearheaded the firm's expansion and contributed to many of the company's well-known transactions with a focus on cross-border Software and Technology transactions.

During his 12 years working within the sector Yağız has advised and worked with many of the leading companies and investors including Atar Labs, Jawbone, Guggenheim Partners and Vispera Retail Technologies. Counterparties in transaction Yağız advised included CarrefourSA, Klarna, Koç Holding, Micro Focus and Tobii. Yağız's experience extends across a range of verticals, including fintech, SaaS software, cyber security, mobile gaming, e-commerce and digital advertising.

Yağız trained as venture capital investor at Smyrna Capital, a venture capital fund based in Washington D.C. with $500 Million in assets under management, continued his career with Bravosolution, a leading IT management consultancy and software company working with many Fortune 100 clients’ and held senior position as Partner at Farazad Investments, a global boutique investment bank headquartered in London.

Yağız received his BA in Economics from Tufts University, his MBA from London Business School and is a CFA®️ charterholder.

Alper Kiresepi

Alper is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at CORE Finance, a boutique Investment Banking advisory firm specialized in strategic, value-added, and complex transactions, primarily in the Global Technology and Digital sector. Alper is a highly seasoned professional and has extensive cross-border mergers & acquisitions experience for high-growth businesses and passionate about helping technology entrepreneurs build the companies of the future.
Alper has successfully led Core’s transactions in Cyber Security, 3D Printing, Fintech, Enterprise Software, Retail & Ad Tech, Mobility and E-Commerce / Classifieds / Marketplace companies.

Prior to founding Core, Alper has successfully contributed to M&A transactions with over $2 billion in value for companies like Global Ports Holdings, Burger King Turkey & China and Al-Sayer. Alper has also successfully completed successful exits and round of financings for technology companies in the Turkish ecosystem such as Atar Labs, Vispera Retail, Modanisa.com, Digitouch and Evidea.

Alper started his career at Bloomberg LP, world’s leading financial information & data provider company in New York and has worked with leading Turkish investment banks Ata Holding and IEG-Global. Before establishing Core, Alper was Turkey Country Head at Farazad Investments, a global boutique investment bank headquartered in London.

Alper received his BA in Economics and Finance and his MS in Finance from Bentley University.