Debtwire Middle East Corporate Restructuring Seminar
As the region's creditors observe increasingly difficult trading conditions on the horizon, Debtwire will explore the main trends in corporate restructuring in the Middle East at its upcoming seminar on 8 May 2017 in Dubai.
Experienced speakers will consider the legal framework and workout tools available to companies and investors navigating these challenging times. Corporates and private equity funds will be able to interact with banks, regulators, risk specialists and debt restructuring experts at one morning seminar, hosted as part of Mergermarket's MENA Mergers 2017 event.
Register your complimentary place at the corporate restructuring seminar. Limited places are available.
Panel: Navigating Corporate Turnarounds in the Middle East
The pipeline of corporate restructurings in the Middle East continues to grow as weak commodities, oil price volatility and tougher capital markets batter the sector. A panel of restructuring experts discuss the challenges of restructuring & strategic reorganization in finance and debt related issues in the Middle East.
- What options are available for distressed corporates to remain sustainable in the Middle East?
- What security will the bankruptcy law provide for the economy?
- Turnaround opportunities for private equity
- Maximizing Recovery & Value Creation Via Restructuring
- Negotiating financial workout talks in the Middle East
Managing Director, Gulf Capital
Mahmoud Atalla is a Managing Director within the Private Equity team at Gulf Capital.
He has over 16 years of alternative assets investment experience with a focus on investing in growth capital, leveraged buyout and special situations investments, as well as credit and real estate, globally.
He joined Gulf Capital in 2016 from HSBC where he was Managing Director, Head of UK Private Equity, focusing on leading management buyouts in the UK and Europe, and Global Co-Head of Special Situations, with responsibility for the firm’s distressed debt and loan trading business globally.
He started his private equity career as an Investment Manager at Montagu Private Equity, working across the firm’s Technology, Growth Capital and Mid-market buyout funds, and was also involved in launching the firm’s business in the GCC. He was a founding board member of the UK’s GBP3bn Business Growth Fund focused on investing in and lending to SMEs in the UK.
Mahmoud has a Masters’ Degree in Politics of the World Economy from the London School of Economics and a Bachelors’ Degree in Economics and Politics from Bristol University. He was a founding member of HRH Prince of Wales’ Mosaic mentoring initiative and a member of the Young Arab Leaders.Ahmad Alanani
Co-founder, Sancta Capital
Ahmad Alanani, CFA is a Founding Partner and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sancta Capital where he is responsible for deal origination, structuring and execution. In addition, Ahmad takes a leadership role in the firm’s management and business development.
Ahmad has over 13 years of experience on the buy and sell side. He was most recently a Managing Partner at Exotix Partners LLP, a frontier market investment banking boutique, and served as the firm’s Senior Executive Officer in Dubai. He joined Exotix in 2008 as a Director in the fixed income sales and trading team in London, before relocating to Dubai in 2010 to establish the firm’s regional office and expand its franchise. In Dubai, he led a team of 10 professionals focused on distressed debt and special situations and successfully executed more than US$2.0bn of secondary and primary transactions across the region. This included a landmark US$135M NPL liquidation for a Malaysian institution and over US$500M worth of structured debt buybacks.
Prior to Exotix, Ahmad was a director for a family office in London where he was tasked with liability management and term securitization within targeted portfolio companies. Ahmad also worked for MD Sass Investor Services, a New York based hedge fund with over US$7bn under management, as part of the distressed and leveraged buyouts strategy.Simon Charlton
Acting CEO, AHABArun Reddy
Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey
Mr Reddy is Co-Head of Middle East and Africa for HL and focuses on special situationswhich can include liability management, restructuring advice, and distressedM&A for creditors, corporate, and sponsor clients within Europe, the MiddleEast, and Africa, with a particular focus on the Middle East and Africa
Mr Reddy’s notable transactions include Arcapita, BorsodChem, En+Group (UCRusal),CMA CGM, AHAB, AfriSam,Peermont, TMD, VisioCorp, Dometic, Edcon, Adeem,The Investment Dar, Oasis Group, and FransBonhomme
Prior to joining HL, Mr Reddy worked within JPMorgan’s Acquisition and Leverage Finance Group. During his time at JPMorgan, he executed a broad range of leveragedtransactions throughout Europe, including Provimi, Cognis, Flint Inks, Klockner Pentaplast,NDS, and Techem
Prior to investment banking, Mr Reddy served as a James H. Dunn fellow, acting as an Assistant Economic Policy Advisor for the Governor of Illinois.
He also holds an MSc in Finance and Accounting fromthe London School of EconomicsShibeer Ahmed
Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
Shibeer Ahmed focuses his practice on banking, Islamic finance, restructuring and project finance, regularly working on highly complex financings throughout the Middle East and internationally. He is recognized as a leading banking and finance practitioner by various industry publications, including Chambers Global, Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal.
Mr. Ahmed has advised major corporations and a range of financial institutions, including(Islamic and conventional) commercial banks, Export Credit Agencies, and development finance institutions, on financings in the EMEA region. He is the head of Winston & Strawn's Islamic finance practice and has wide experience advising on corporate and Sukuk issuances. Mr. Ahmed has experience across a range of sectors, including infrastructure, real estate, energy,petrochemicals, and oil & gas.Elias Lambrianos-Sabeh
Head of MENA, Debtwire
Elias Lambrianos-Sabeh is Head of Middle East & North Africa at Debtwire, part of Acuris. He is based in Dubai.
Before joining Debtwire in May 2013, Elias worked in investment banking in London covering debt origination, loan syndication and advisory for Societe Generale, Natixis and Commerzbank. He is a graduate of the Cass Business School in London and holds a Masters from ESCP in Paris. Elias is fluent in Arabic, French and English.