Wednesday 21 April 2021

Ali Anwar

Alvarez & Marsal appoints Mideast MD

NEW YORK, 14 days ago

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), a leading global professional services firm has appointed Ali Anwar as a Managing Director and Middle East Practice Leader of A&M's Global Transaction Advisory Group based in Dubai, UAE.

 “The Middle East, particularly the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE, is embracing a diversified economic outlook along with visionary advancements to legal and regulatory frameworks. This scenario increases the need for independent advisory services, driving our strong business growth in the region,” said Tony Alvarez III, Managing Director and leader of A&M’s European and Middle East practices.
“Our work on high-profile assignments across the region, including NMC in which I am personally involved, showcases our leadership, action, results differentiators. A&M’s ability to attract accomplished local talent supports our ability to build depth and breadth service offerings aligned with our integrated approach.

“Our expanding transaction advisory footprint, combined with Ali’s appointment, will help create value for Middle East-based businesses, sovereign wealth funds, and regionally located international investors deploying capital and resources inside and outside of the region,” he added.

“The expansion of A&M’s Global Transaction Advisory Group to the Middle East is the continuation of our firm’s global growth strategy,” said Paul Aversano, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader of A&M’s Global Transaction Advisory Group.

“Ali’s experience and local market relationships align with A&M’s global network and boots-on-the-ground approach. He strengthens our ability to help clients be successful investors and maximize value amidst a fluctuating landscape regionally and globally.”

Anwar has provided financial due diligence and related services on transactions involving some of the most well-known Middle East-based businesses. He has advised clients on more than 130transactions/projects in the past decade in the Middle East. He has wide-ranging experience in helping sovereign wealth funds, global and regional private equity firms, multinational corporations and family offices navigate M&A and capital markets transactions.  

Additionally, Anwar has worked with clients on deal origination, market entry approaches, feasibility studies, expansion strategies, and operating model and business case development. He joins A&M after nearly 15 years at Ernst & Young (EY), where he served as an Engagement Partner and a trusted advisor to some of the firm’s key clients in the Middle East.

Anwar said: “A&M’s integrated platform positions the firm to advise Middle East-based clients, as well as those around the world, on domestic, inbound and outbound transactions. Our Middle East Transaction Advisory Group further amplifies A&M’s restructuring heritage and deep operational expertise. It advances our mission to drive change that helps clients turn market challenges into investment opportunities.”

Anwar earned a bachelor of science in mathematics from Imperial College London and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. – TradeArabia News Service


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