Umergence is an independent broker dealer specializing in private placements and alternative investments. Our representatives focus on institutional capital placements, M&A advisory, early to late stage direct investments, and late-stage secondary opportunities.
Our back office systems use a proprietary data management systems that enable supervision, operational efficiency, and 24 hour access. Our goal is to provide stakeholders with the tools and information they need, allowing for smooth transactions from inception to closing.
Our team is here to help clients navigate the opacity of alternative investing and private capital markets. Our goal is to offer solutions, not obstacles, and the wisdom of experience to get things done right.
Our Team & Affiliates
Our team of seasoned professionals average more than 20 years in the industry and have collectively been involved with raising more than $75 billion of capital. We leverage a carefully cultivated network of domestic and international single/multi-family offices, high net worth individuals, private equity funds, pensions funds, endowment funds, institutional lenders and strategic investors.
Michael has 30+ years experience in the institutional equity and alternate investment markets. He ran institutional sales and trading desks at Oppenheimer, CIBC World Markets, and Janney Montgomery Scott in Boston. Michael also was head of east coast sales and business development for Corporate & Executive Services at Oppenheimer. He has raised capital for alternate investments including hedge funds, private equity and debt throughout his career.
Lenore has 30+ years of experience in capital formation, marketing, investor relations, and product structuring with a focus on private equity, direct investments and private credit, Lenore has raised institutional assets, ran co-investment programs, managed client relationships and built out the latest technology to support business growth.
Nick has 20 years of experience in the financial industry with a focus on the sales of alternative strategies. Previously, he sold and marketed RobecoSAM private and public equity funds primarily for their sustainability strategies. Nick was also part of the business development group that helped grow assets from $550M to $3B at Alden Global Capital.
Jackie has 15+ years of corp finance exp. She is a founding partner at Ignition Capital and a former CFO at a multi-billion-dollar, privately-held global firm based in New York. Through her 15-year corporate finance career, Jackie has a proven track record of formulating and executing strategies & budgets for both start-ups and established businesses.
Steve focuses on deal origination, due diligence and execution of direct investment and M&A opportunities within the legal cannabis sector. Previously, he worked with ELLO Capital, a boutique investment bank focused on providing M&A, capital raising and strategic advisory services exclusively to cannabis, hemp and impacted industries.
Tim is an experienced investor and legal counsel in the bank regulatory world. He started one of the first online M & A exchanges (USVX) while at Bessemer and sold it to a boutique Conn Investment bank. In addition to high level government positions Tim managed equity and bond portfolios at Loomis Sayles and JP Morgan.
Jason has 15 years experience in investment management. Previously, Jason worked in the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs in New York where he focused on American and Canadian clientele. Following his role in Goldman’s New York office, Jason was based in Goldman’s Sydney, Australia office and subsequently Singapore.
Will raises capital for Impact ventures and funds that hold the promise of delivering solid financial return as well as broader value to communities and the environment. Over his career, Will has often led cross-functional project teams to originate commercial and project financings and build investment products. Will has driven new business development efforts at Amalgamated Bank, Aetos Capital, Morgan Stanley and Ernst & Young.
Jeff has 15+ years of investment management and risk analytics experience. Previously, Jeff worked as an international equity and M&A portfolio manager for FNY Capital as well as with the commodities group of the Louis Dreyfus Company.
Equity Capital Markets
Private placement and capital introductory services with global reach across a wide range of sectors. Although we maintain a focus on growth stage startups and institutional fund placement, we are always willing to consider new offerings based on their merits and circumstances.
Debt Capital Markets
Strategic debt capital introduction services for convertible notes, senior and non-senior debt facilities, mezzanine, bridge, lines of credit, and bespoke alternatives based on individual client needs.
We work to bridge connections between GPs, LPs, independent sponsors and strategic capital partners across the entire capital stack. We offer services for primary fundraises, secondary transactions, private placements, as well as direct deals and co-investments.
Umergence Venture Studio
The Umergence Venture Studio is a network of retail investors, entrepreneurs, deal makers and executives. Our unique platform allows collaborative participation between retail investors and institutional capital.