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Alain joined Stifel in 2019 to establish and manage Stifel’s Israel operations. With over 20 years of experience in Israeli cross border investment and advisory, he benefits from experience across multiple sectors, geographies, and global stock exchange. He has managed more than 90 successful transactions with an aggregate value of approximately $50 billion and has acted as an advisor on a variety of complex strategic cross-border mergers and acquisitions and debt capital raising transactions in both the public and private global markets. In addition to investment banking advisory responsibilities, Alain is responsible for Stifel’s venture capital investment activities in Israel.
Prior to joining Stifel, Alain was a founder and managing partner of Private Equity funds including a $200 million Israeli Growth Fund in Partnership with China Everbright Limited (HKSE:165), a Hong Kong based asset manager with $17 billion in AUM, and Spring Hill Partners. Additionally, Alain spent 13 years with Citigroup Investment Bank in New York and Tel Aviv and was the Director of Citigroup’s Israel Investment Bank, where he served as one of Citigroup Israel’s founding members. During his tenure, CitiGroup Israel grew from a fledgling start-up in 2000 to almost 150 on the ground employees and became a leading global bank operating in Israel. Previously in his career, Alain spent two years as a Financial Analyst in the mergers and acquisition group of investment bank Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated in Chicago.
Alain has been an investor and a board member of various companies including Tufin Technologies (NYSE IPO), Lamina Technologies, and Harmon.ie. Currently, he serves on the board of directors for Ma’agalim, a national educational non-profit organization which aides at-risk youth. He graduated with Honors from York University of Toronto with a Bachelor’s of Pure and Applied Science.