Merchant Capital Team

Christopher Brothers
Executive Managing Director – Merchant Capital

Since 1991, Christopher Brothers career has spanned across a broad spectrum throughout the financial services industry. He possesses a unique skill set in that his experience encompasses both the public and private markets. Over the course of his career, Chris has raised in excess of $600mm in private finance for start up, early stage and venture backed late stage companies across a variety of market sectors including healthcare and life sciences, information services, software, consumer products and green tech companies. Chris’s capital raising efforts have focused on a diverse investor base including individuals, institutions and family offices. Chris earned a B.S in Business Administration from State University of New York at Oswego.

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Alex Forschner
Senior Managing Director – Merchant Capital

Alex has been immersed in merchant capital and private equity for over 10 years. His career has included sourcing and capital raising for both early and late stage companies. Alex’s expertise spans across a variety of different sectors, but mainly focuses on biotechnology. Alex’s founding principle is built upon strong relationships with high net worth individuals, institutions, and family offices. He has deployed capital alongside some of the most well respected venture firms and top entrepreneurs in the country. In addition, Alex has an extensive network of value added entrepreneurs and industry experts who have built multi-billion dollar companies. Alex’s expertise lies within generating capital and helping to form a Board of Directors for his portfolio companies. Alex earned a B.S. from the University of Arizona. He is an active Board member for the Scarsdale Concours d’Elegance and member of AIPAC.

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