Core Finance expands team, Opens Miami Office!

Core Finance expands team, Opens Miami Office!
After our strongest quarter, we strive to be stronger than ever. With 12 transactions closed in the last 12 months including our first international deal we are strengthening our team with a number of new senior team members.

Opening of Miami Office
We're happy and proud to establish our Miami offices located at 1221 Brickell Avenue, Miami. Our first international office will enable us to grow further in both US market and Eastern Europe.

New Team Members:

Christian Lagerling - Senior Advisor
Christian is an experienced technology investor, advisor and entrepreneur based in San Francisco Bay Area.

Christian co-founded GP Bullhound in London in 1999, building it to one of the leading global cross border M&A and private placement houses with ten global offices and 150+ staff. He has an extensive international network and track record supporting global technology companies through their growth phases with particular expertise enabling US investments and business expansion. He is also a founder and CEO of family office investment firm Beluca Ventures, a co-founder of Dicopay, a leading European fintech company, and a board member at Einride, the autonomous electric transport leader.

For Einride, Christian is an early investor in the company, has been a member of the board since 2018 and has actively advised the company on its financing strategy including securing the USD110m Series B round of financing from reputable investors including Temasek, Soros Fund Management, Northzone, Maersk Growth and EQT Ventures.

Christian holds a B.Sc. in Finance & Economics from the London School of Economics, an M.Sc in Finance from Stockholm Business School as well as professional designations including the FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 securities licenses.”

Ali Dağlı - Digital Media Advisor
Ali Dağlı is founder of Hoopt and co-founder of Snow Factory. Ali is a former Partner at GP Bullhound. He is a digital Media executive, entrepreneur, team builder, advisor, and deal-maker—with 20 years of tech sector / investment banking experience, over 50 successful M&A and funding transactions, and a wide network of trusted and time-tested relationships, based in Silicon Valley and working out of tech centers in San Francisco, New York, and numerous European and Asian capitals.

Ali started his career at GCA Savvian Advisors (Today GCA Altium) and led various high-profile sector-changing deals and participated in over 50 strategic advisory, M&A, and private placement projects and continued his career at Dunya Invest and later joined GP Bullhound as Partner. At his time in GP, he greatly expanded GPB’s US office into a fully functional, stand-alone operation, assembling a high-caliber team, significantly broadening the firm’s global presence. Furthermore, he spearheaded the firm’s Consumer Internet, Gaming, and New Media franchises and on-going relationships with US and Asian buyers and investors.

Ali’s selected transactions include ReachLocal Private Raise of $55m USD, Federated Media $50m USD Private Raise, Funzio acquisition by GREE for $210m USD, and Zazzle private raise of $30m USD.

Aytaç Demircibeyli - Associate
Aytac Demircibeyli is an associate at CORE where she focuses on SaaS, Mobile Gaming, e-Commerce and Consumer Technology sectors.

Before joining CORE, Aytac worked as a senior analyst at Pragma Corporate Finance, and as an associate consultant in Istanbul office of OC&C Strategy Consultants.

Aytac graduated as a high honor student from Bilkent University with a degree in Industrial Engineering. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga, in the gym or attending contemporary art exhibitions. Aytac is also a member of Turkish Women’s International Network, a sisterhood network empowering women in Turkey.