ARENA News Release

Arena’s Sussman Named 2021 Emerging Leader by The M&A Advisor

Arena Investors, New York

August 23, 2021

Arena Investors, LP is proud to announce that our Vice President of Corporate Private Credit, Jake Sussman, has been recognized by The M&A Advisor, the world’s premier leadership organization for M&A, restructuring, and corporate finance professionals, as an Emerging Leader.

Jake’s selection as an Emerging Leader celebrates his accomplishments and leadership as an under-40-year-old professional in mergers and acquisitions, financings, and turnarounds.

Jake has 13 years of experience in the industry working at Arena and other well-respected firms and holds a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University. Jake and the rest of the Corporate Private Credit team identify opportunities to invest debt and equity in middle-market entrepreneur- and sponsor-backed businesses. Jake and the Corporate team at Arena are actively providing capital to businesses and have successfully closed 40+ transactions since their team’s inception, targeting investment sizes between $5 and $75 million in asset-based loans, cash-flow-based loans, and tactical special situations. Since arriving at Arena, Jake has been a key part of his team’s success, doubling its deal flow and leading many of the team’s opportunities to invest capital in businesses. Arena focuses on investments that foster job creation and advance small business interests.

Scott Gold, head of the Corporate Private Credit team and Managing Director at Arena Investors, stated, “I am particularly proud of the enormous progress Jake has made during his time at Arena, and I am very excited to see what next he has in store for us.”

The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards, originally known as the “40 Under 40 Awards,” were created in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A and financing professionals who have reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community.

This year’s awards will be presented at a black tie gala during the 2021 Future of Dealmaking Summit in October.

About Arena Investors, LP
Arena Investors, LP (“Arena”) is an institutional asset manager founded in partnership with The Westaim Corporation (TSXV: WED). With $2.6 billion of committed assets under management as of August 2, 2021, and a team of over 80 employees in offices globally, Arena provides creative solutions for those seeking capital in special situations. The firm brings individuals with decades of experience, a track record of comfort with complexity, the ability to deliver within time constraints, and the flexibility to engage in transactions that cannot be addressed by banks and other conventional financial institutions. See for more information.

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