Dr. Marc Nassim joins Awad Capital as Managing Director

9/6/2015

Dr. Marc Nassim, a senior financial services professional with more than 13 years of experience is joining Awad Capital Ltd. as Managing Director and Head of Corporate Development.

 

Dubai, 6 September 2015: Today Awad Capital Ltd. (ACL) announced that Dr. Marc Nassim has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Head of Corporate Development. In this new role, Marc will lead the firm’s client coverage efforts as well as contribute to projects across M&A, Corporate Finance and Capital Markets Advisory.

 

Dr. Nassim was most recently Head of Corporate Development at Dar Al Mal Ltd, an Alternative Asset Management firm based in the DIFC and prior to that, a Partner with (and then Advisor to) AR Investment Partners, a consulting and advisory independent firm based in Dubai. Before that, he was Head of Clients & Markets for Deloitte Corporate Finance Ltd in the Middle East, where he focused on building and strengthening the relationship with clients across the Middle East, with a particular focus on family groups, private equity funds and sovereign financial institutions. Since 2005, he has advised on numerous transactions involving financial sponsors, both within the MENA region and cross-border. Prior to joining Deloitte, he gained experience in M&A, private equity and banking, with leading French and Lebanese institutions.​

 

Dr. Nassim holds a PhD in corporate finance (summa cum laude) from the Université d’Aix-Marseille (France), a postgraduate degree in financial management from Grenoble Graduate School of Business (France) and a Masters degree in Money & Banking from Université Saint-Joseph (Lebanon).​ He is a member of the French Valuation Society (SFEV) and fellow of the French Finance Association (AFFI) and the American Finance Association (AFA).​

 

Ziad Awad, CEO of Awad Capital, said: “We are delighted that Marc has decided to join the ACL team. His deep relationships and strong technical expertise make him an ideal trusted advisor for our clients."

 

Dr. Marc Nassim, Managing Director at Awad Capital, said: “The independent nature of the firm, as well as the senior stature of the team and the Board, provide ACL with an ideal position to serve the regional and international clients who are contributing the most to the economic development of the region.”

 

About Awad Capital: Awad Capital Ltd. (ACL) is an independent, Dubai-based, DFSA regulated financial services firm focusing on M&A, Corporate Finance and the Capital Markets. The firm’s Vision is to be the Trusted Strategic Financial Advisors to the senior leadership of the best institutions in the region. The firm’s founder, Ziad Awad, has more than 20 years of investment banking experience including with Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America in Paris, London and Dubai. The CFO and Head of Corporate Finance, Jag Singh Kang, has more than 18 years of experience with PWC, E&Y and in private equity. Mr. Andrew Gazitua, Senior Independent Director, has more than 25 years of investment banking experience with DLJ, Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America. Dr. Nasser Saidi, Chairman of the Advisory Board, is a champion of regional capital markets development and corporate governance. He has an illustrious career in the private and public sector, including having served as Vice-Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Lebanon and founder of the DIFC institute of Corporate Governance. 

 

This document is provided by Awad Capital Ltd.  Awad Capital Ltd. is a Company Limited by Shares established in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). Awad Capital Ltd. is licensed to provide financial services to Professional Clients or Market Counterparties as defined by the DFSA Client Classification requirements.