About us

Orion is an independent M&A advisory firm providing sector specific advice to family-owned businesses, corporate and private equity firms in originating, structuring and executing transactions.


Investment banking for an emerging world

Orion is an emerging markets focused investment bank for technology-driven companies. Our global footprint and deep, strategic relationships with key decision makers across the world give us the edge to provide our clients with creative and innovative financial solutions. We assist our clients achieve their strategic goals and meet their capital needs with best-suited parties to a transaction.


Our partners have each experience of over 20 years and are experts in their respective sectors.

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Deniz spent close to 15 years in the USA and UAE, working at corporate, regional and local leadership roles at prominent multinational companies with increasing responsibilities. She played key roles in numerous mergers, acquisitions and divestitures across various geographies and sectors.

Deniz, an Uskudar American Academy alumnus, holds a Bachelors’ degree in Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and an MBA from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Cem has over 20 years of experience in setting up, managing, scaling up and selling businesses. Previously he served as a Partner in another a boutique M&A advisory firm with offices in the San Francisco, Madrid and Istanbul. He is a serial entrepreneur as well as an investor with active ventures in multiple sectors. In addition to being a Partner of QuickPBX, he is also the Co-Founder of Habit Saglikli Yiyecekler A.S. and Pizza House – Coffee Corner. He has various investments in technology-driven firms.

 Cem holds an Economics degree from METU (ODTU).

Sector expertise

Orion provides expert financial advice through our collective knowledge of our team comprising of best-in-class corporate finance professionals and sector experts. Orion’s senior team has accumulated extensive experience both at Orion and at other leading investment banks. Our Partners average over 20 years of experience and we bring the attention and insights of our Partners to every important client discussion. Orion combines bulge-bracket experience with hands-on, fast-paced and superior execution.


Award-winning corporate finance team

Orion Capital Partners has been awarded the best Turkish M&A Advisory firm in 2017 by the renowned Acquisition Finance Magazine, for its expertise in the sector as well as its dedication to clients and quality service. In addition, our Managing Partner, Deniz Kartal, has been awarded the prestigious Game Changer of the Year Award by ACQ5.


We adhere to the strictest ethical code in each project, following global best practices and international standards.

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We adhere to the highest standards of integrity, efficiency and competence our dealings with all stakeholders throughout the deals.

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Our client’s privacy comes above all. Through our proven methods, we upheld the confidentiality of the deal and client information.

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We leverage global best practices and best-in-class tools and databases to provide top quality services to our clients.