Omni-Lite Industries Canada names director
Mr. Samkoff is currently managing director and head of the mergers and acquisitions group at Cypress Partners LLC, an affiliate of Cypress Associates LLC. Mr. Samkoff has been in the investment banking industry for over 20 years. From 1998 until joining Cypress in 2004, he was a managing director in CIBC World Markets' mergers and acquisitions group, overseeing the defence/aerospace, communications and industrial M&A groups.
Mr. Samkoff joined CIBC World Markets as a senior member of a core team of M&A bankers mandated to build CIBC World Markets' M&A franchise. During his leadership tenure, CIBC World Markets' M&A group ranked as one of the fastest growing M&A practices on Wall Street.
Mr. Samkoff has advised corporate and institutional clients on numerous mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, hostile defences and corporate restructurings in many sectors, while working with a number of the largest financial private equity and hedge fund firms.
Before joining CIBC World Markets, Mr. Samkoff was a vice-president in the mergers and acquisitions group at Rothschild Inc. He also held positions at Smith Barney, Goldmark Partners Ltd. and Cushman & Wakefield. ■