Jurgis V. Oniunas is the Managing Director of Ascendant Capital Advisors (IMAP Croatia) and is the current Chairman of IMAP. Ascendant Capital Advisors has operations in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Slovenia. Prior to co-founding the firm in 2003, Jurgis held the position of Vice President for Europe, Africa and the Middle East for the U.S. engineering company Ebasco Services Incorporated and its parent company, ENSERCH Corporation.
Practice Areas: Jurgis has more than three decades of experience identifying and developing emerging business opportunities throughout Central and Eastern Europe with U.S. and U.K. companies. His professional strengths lie in strategic acquisitions and divestments and sell-side and capital-raising mandates for private companies.
Sector Expertise: Jurgis has a strong focus in the Healthcare sector, with experience in the analysis, valuation and sale of pharmaceutical wholesale and retail companies, vitamin and supplements manufacturers, pharmaceutical capsule manufacturing plants and diagnostic clinics and hospitals.
Jurgis has an MBA in Finance and International Business from the Stern School of Business at New York University, an MSc degree in Nuclear Engineering from Columbia University, and a BE degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College.
Ascendant Capital Advisors (ACA) is the leading independent investment bank and M&A consultancy firm in the Balkan region. ACA provides access to various sources of investment capital as well as related financial consulting services to the middle market segment. ACA excels in guiding its clients through corporate restructuring efforts, strategic acquisitions and divestments, and other types of ownership transitions with primary business focus on sell-side/capital-raising mandates for private companies. Based in Zagreb, ACA also has offices in Ljubljana, Sarajevo and Belgrade.