Warburg Pincus Welcomes Omer Cygler As Senior Advisor To Its Technology Group Aug 7, 2023
Seasoned Investor will advise Warburg Pincus on Technology Investments across multiple geographies, focusing on Israel
New York – 7 August 2023 – Warburg Pincus, a leading global growth investor, today announced the appointment of Omer Cygler as a Senior Adviser working with its Technology group. Mr. Cygler will work with Warburg Pincus to identify and evaluate new investment opportunities in software, data/information, and tech-enabled services businesses, drawing upon his extensive knowledge of the technology sector as well as the Israeli market.
Mr. Cygler has wide-ranging experience across investing, capital markets and M&A advisory. Prior to working with Warburg Pincus, Mr. Cygler founded Lion Investment Partners, a growth investment firm, where he will continue to serve as a Managing Partner. At Lion, Mr. Cygler has led $130 million of investments in multiple late-stage B2B software companies. Mr. Cygler sits on the boards of Duda, Tufin, OpenWeb, and Verbit, and was previously on the board of SimilarWeb (NYSE: SMWB), leading up to its IPO.
Prior to founding Lion Investment Partners, Mr. Cygler held various positions at UBS Securities and J.P. Morgan, where he was most recently Head of Internet B2B in the Technology Group. Over a period of nearly 10 years, Mr. Cygler led the execution of more than $35 billion of M&A, public equity, debt financings and private financings for some of the world’s leading technology and digital media companies.
Nicholas Smith Wang, Managing Director at Warburg Pincus, said, "We are delighted to be working with Omer. His extensive background in the technology sector and his deep understanding of the Israeli market make him an invaluable advisor to our team. Omer's track record as an investor and his strong network within the industry will further enhance our ability to identify attractive investment opportunities where we can partner with companies and entrepreneurs to accelerate growth.”
Mr. Cygler commented, "I am thrilled to be working with the exceptional team at Warburg Pincus. The firm's strong reputation, global footprint, and deep expertise in technology investments align perfectly with my passion for the sector and with where I believe the market is heading. I look forward to leveraging my experience and insights to identify compelling investment opportunities, particularly in the vibrant Israeli market.”
Warburg Pincus has been a long-time, active investor in the technology industry. Since the firm was founded in 1966, it has invested $30 billion in technology businesses, with investments including Crowdstrike, Avalara, Neogov, Avaloq, and Quantexa. Warburg Pincus has been an active investor in Israeli companies in recent years including Claroty, Personetics, Trax, and MAX (formerly known as Leumi Card).
About Warburg Pincus
Warburg Pincus LLC is a leading global growth investor. The firm has more than $83 billion in assets under management. The firm’s active portfolio of more than 250 companies is highly diversified by stage, sector, and geography. Warburg Pincus is an experienced partner to management teams seeking to build durable companies with sustainable value. Founded in 1966, Warburg Pincus has raised 21 private equity and 2 real estate funds, which have invested more than $112 billion in over 1,000 companies in more than 40 countries. The firm is headquartered in New York with offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Berlin, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, Mauritius, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, and Singapore. For more information, please visit www.warburgpincus.com. Follow us on LinkedIn.