Arda Ural
Each transaction is a marathon comprised of multiple sprints. Deals should be treated uniquely, taking into account their investment hypothesis, motivation and capabilities of stakeholders, market dynamics at the time of the deal and drivers for timing to close.

Arda Ural, PhD

EY Operational Transaction Services Life Sciences Leader, Transaction Advisory Services

Co-author of numerous whitepapers and a frequent speaker about biopharmaceutical strategy at industry conferences. Married father of two.

Arda is a Principal in Ernst & Young LLP Transaction Advisory Services (TAS), Operational Transaction Services (OTS) in New York with a focus on the Life Sciences sector. 

Prior to joining EY, he was a Managing Director at a strategy consulting firm for six years, where he led the Life Sciences M&A Practice. Earlier, he worked as a VP of Strategic Marketing and a BU Lead at an American medical technology company. He also served as the SVP Marketing & Sales for a startup biotechnology company which went public.

Arda started his career with a pharmaceutical company in Istanbul and subsequently relocated to New York, where he held leadership roles in product commercialization and new product development.

He earned a PhD in General Management and Finance and an MBA from Marmara University in Istanbul as well as an MSc and BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Boğaziçi University.

How Arda is building a better working world

“I work alongside my clients to help them enable higher valuations on the sell side and drive asset value on the buy side by careful planning and disciplined implementation grounded with hands-on experience to guide them with critical decisions.”

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