Managing Director

Graduated from Saint Benoit High School in 2003. He continued his education in Istanbul at Sabancı University and received Bachelors of Science degree in Mechatronics Engineering in 2008. He continued his educational studies at Grenoble Ecole de Management in France where he received a Master of Business Administration degree with distinction in 2009. He started his career at the Coca Cola Company Eurasia and Africa Group as an Analyst. From 2009-2011 he worked as an Investment Banking Associate at UniCredit group focusing on M&A transactions across Central and Eastern Europe and Turkey where he advised private equity, real estate, infrastructure, energy and TMT sector clients. Following investment banking at UniCredit between 2011-2012, Giray was a Partner at MediaMed, which he co-founded and later sold to a UK based company.

Giray joined BLG Capital's investment management team in 2012 as a Senior Associate. He played an integral role on all Fund investments, in the fields of underwriting, deal structuring, fundraising, financing and asset management. In February 2016, Giray assumed Director of Investments position at BLG Capital. In 2018 June he was a founding team member of BLG Capital’s US Platform with the execution of 685 Fifth Avenue transaction. Since then BLG Capital executed on 4 major additional deals in New York, Los Angeles and Miami markets with reaching total equity under management of $2.4bn. Giray also teaches Private Equity part-time on undergraduate and graduate levels