PWP taps Koray as partner

Perella Weinberg Partners has named Cem Koray as a partner. His appointment becomes effective January 1, 2017. Koray first joined the firm in 2013 as a managing director. Prior to joining PWP, Koray worked at J.P. Morgan where he served as executive director.


New York, December 21, 2016 – Perella Weinberg Partners (“PWP”) announced today that it has elected Cem Koray to join the Firm’s Partnership, effective January 1, 2017.

Mr. Koray joined Perella Weinberg Partners in 2013 as a Managing Director.  He provides strategic and financial advice to clients in the consumer products and retail sectors.  Mr. Koray has worked on several notable transactions during his career, including Henkel’s $3.6 billion acquisition of Sun Products; the sale of Altria’s $26 billion SABMiller stake to AB InBev; Mondelez International Inc. on the formation of the JDE Coffee joint venture with JAB Holdings; and InBev’s $52 billion acquisition of Anheuser Busch.

Robert K. Steel, Chief Executive Officer of Perella Weinberg Partners, said, “We congratulate Cem on his election to the Firm’s partnership. His promotion reflects the significant contributions he has made to enhance the Firm’s consumer products and retail industry coverage while providing clients with differentiated, trusted advice – a hallmark of our Firm. We look forward to his continued success as he assumes his new role as a member of the Firm’s Partnership.”

Biography of Cem Koray
Prior to joining Perella Weinberg Partners in 2013, Mr. Koray was an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan, where he advised a broad range of clients in the consumer products and retail industries on M&A and capital raising transactions. Prior to attending business school, Mr. Koray worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co in Istanbul, London and Sydney.

Mr. Koray received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University in Turkey and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.

About Perella Weinberg Partners
Perella Weinberg Partners is a leading independent, client-focused financial services firm providing advisory, asset management and energy securities research, underwriting and trading services to a broad, global client base, including corporations, institutions and governments. The Advisory business advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, strategic and capital structure matters, financial restructuring and capital raising. The Asset Management business includes a suite of hedge fund strategies, private investment funds and outsourced CIO solutions. Together with its affiliates, the Asset Management business has capital commitments and managed assets of approximately $12 billion. The Firm’s energy practice operates as Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co (  This practice provides high quality advice and services to the energy industry as well as sales and trading, underwriting and research coverage on approximately 140 issuers worldwide.  With more than 600 employees, Perella Weinberg Partners maintains offices in New York, Houston, London, Abu Dhabi, Denver, Dubai, San Francisco, and Calgary.

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