The Valence Group Hires Alex Khutorsky as Managing Director

January 14th, 2013

The Valence Group, the world’s largest chemicals and materials investment banking boutique, has hired Alex Khutorsky as Managing Director.  Alex, who will be based in the firm’s New York office, brings extensive senior-level M&A experience across a range of industrial sectors, including chemicals and mining & metals.

Alex has over 15 years of experience and $75 billion of announced transactions as an M&A investment banker, including senior positions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Dahlman Rose. He was most recently interim CEO of Meadow Bay Gold, a publicly traded company. He began his career as an attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell where he practiced corporate law, with a focus on M&A.

Telly Zachariades, Partner, said: “We are delighted to have Alex as the latest senior level addition to our growing global team.  Our clients will benefit from his broad-based transaction skills, including significant experience in acquisitions, divestitures and defense of US publicly listed companies. Having worked both as a senior M&A banker and more recently as CEO of a publicly listed company, he has the multi-disciplinary perspective that continues to differentiate The Valence Group from many of its competitors.”

Alex commented: “I am excited by the opportunity to join The Valence Group and help accelerate its impressive growth.  Industry-focused investment banking firms are clearly gaining significant market share from more generalist bulge bracket firms. As the only truly global chemicals and materials investment banking firm, The Valence Group is positioned to offer its clients a level of insight and transaction experience not otherwise available in the marketplace.  I look forward to working with the team to leverage my experience and technical skills for the benefit of the firm’s clients.”

About The Valence Group

The Valence Group is a specialist investment bank offering M&A advisory services exclusively to companies and investors in the chemicals, materials and related sectors. The Valence Group team includes a unique combination of professionals with backgrounds in investment banking, strategic consulting and senior management within the chemicals and materials industries, all focused exclusively on providing M&A advisory services to the chemicals and materials sector. The firm’s offices are located in New York, London and Shanghai.