Los Angeles, CA — FocalPoint is pleased to announce that Director Gayane Kirakosyan has been named a “Women of Influence” by the Los Angeles Business Journal for the second consecutive year.
Ms. Kirakosyan has more than 17 years of investment banking experience advising companies on debt and equity capital raises, mergers and acquisitions, and financial restructurings / bankruptcies. Throughout her career, Kirakosyan has closed over $2.8 billion in transactions across a wide variety of industries and structures.
Kirakosyan is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets leadership team. She works predominantly with middle market companies seeking capital for a variety of corporate purposes, including refinancing, growth capital, acquisition financing, and rescue financing, among others. The Capital Markets Group has helped clients nationwide complete financings across a wide range of capital structures, including asset-based, senior/first liens, unitranche, second liens, subordinated, mezzanine, and minority equity.
Kirakosyan is passionate about helping women succeed in the finance industry; she has actively participated in various organizations and is also a co-founder of the Westside Women’s Networking Group, an organization created with the goal of building a strong network of women who help each other grow, connect, and succeed.
Kirakosyan is currently a board member of TransPacific Holdings, an investment firm consolidating companies in the HVAC, electrical and plumbing industries, and a board member of the Women of ACG Los Angeles. Kirakosyan graduated summa cum laude from the Marshall School of Business at USC, where she majored in business administration with a dual emphasis in finance and global management.
Rajesh Sood, FocalPoint Managing Partner and Leader of the firm’s Capital Markets practice commented, “We are thrilled that Gayane was named to the ‘2021 Women of Influence: Banking’ award for a second consecutive year by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Gayane has been an integral member of FocalPoint’s Capital Markets leadership team for nearly 17 years. During that time, she has successfully helped clients raise capital in a wide variety of transactions, from sponsor-backed acquisition financings to more challenging project finance transactions for entrepreneurs. Gayane’s key to achieving these outstanding results for her clients begins with her deep understanding of the debt capital markets and institutional lenders and is combined with a high level of integrity and determination to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients. Clients consistently comment that Gayane is a pleasure to work with. We look forward to her continued success.”
About FocalPoint Partners
FocalPoint is an independent investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private placements (both debt and equity), financial restructurings, and distressed transactions. The firm serves middle market clients throughout the United States and globally. Our deep relationships with hundreds of middle market lenders allows us to navigate any given capital raise process with confidence and precision. For more information, please contact Gayane Kirakosyan, Director, at 310-405-7002.