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Telly Zachariades
The Valence Group

Telly Zachariades is a founding partner of The Valence Group, a global investment bank focused exclusively on providing M&A advisory services to the chemicals and related materials industries. Founded in late 2007, The Valence Group today consists of over 30 people and is the largest and most experienced chemicals M&A firm in the world.

Mr. Zachariades has approximately 29 years of investment banking experience in the chemicals industry, working in both industry coverage as well as M&A. At Valence he co-manages the entire firm and is primarily responsible for its North American business.  Over his career, Mr. Zachariades has completed approximately 60 M&A transactions totaling $12 billion for a wide variety of clients including AEA, Albemarle, Apollo, Arsenal, Cambrex, Castle Harlan, Clariant, Cytec Industries, Eastman Chemical, Innophos, Kennametal, PolyOne, Solutia, Warburg Pincus, and Wind Point Partners.

Prior to establishing Valence, Mr. Zachariades spent 7 years managing Bear Stearns’ global chemicals practice, and prior to then 17 years at Chase Manhattan in both London and New York as a senior banker covering the chemicals industry.
Mr. Zachariades has a Masters in Engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. He is a regular contributor to industry publications such as Chemical Week and ICIS, and is widely respected as an expert in the field of chemicals M&A.

About The Valence Group

The Valence Group is a specialist investment bank offering M&A advisory services exclusively to companies and investors in the chemicals, materials and related sectors. The Valence Group team includes a unique combination of professionals with backgrounds in investment banking, strategic consulting and senior management within the chemicals and materials industries, all focused exclusively on providing M&A advisory services to the chemicals and materials sector. The senior members of The Valence Group have collectively more than 350 years of experience, and have advised on more than 200 closed transactions valued cumulatively at over $85 billion and spanning more than 80 different chemicals/materials subsectors. The firm's offices are located in New York, London and Shanghai.

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