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Profession: M&A Consultant
Location Main Office: City // Istanbul | Country // Turkey
Business valuations, Company restructuring, M&A advisory
Gokhan ACAR started his career at Arçelik A.Ş – the biggest Turkish household goods manufacturer as International Business Development Specialist in 1997 and promoted to Sales and Marketing Manager of Beko Poland S.A within a year.
As he returned to Turkey in 2003, he started his direct marketing company where he sold it in 2010 to a major hospital chain and became General Manager of the group. He joined US based M&A advisory firm as senior advisor and served for two years. He started Portuguese based M&A advisory firm’s Turkey operation in 2012 and run it till 2015.
He started his own boutique corporate finance firm IF&PARTNERS within same year. He is leading a team of 10 providing M&A advisory, exit planning, fund raising services to mid market companies in Turkey. His team increases shareholders value by applying exit planning strategies and assists companies to partner with strategic and financial investors.
He advises individuals, corporations and private equity funds to invest in companies with high growth potential. Gokhan ACAR is an advisor and lecturer in KOSGEB (SME’s Development Organization) addressing, SMEs on raising strategic growth equity, enhancing company value and exit planning. He is guest speaker in different Businessmen Associations.
He is married and has a daughter. He enjoys sailing and basketball.
Gökhan Acar joined CBA as M&A Adviser in Istanbul in January 2016
Languages spoken: Turkish, English, Polish
Years in Advisory: 12
Accompanied & accomplished deals: 16
Total Transaction Volume: EUR 140,000,000