Partner & Managing Director
Gokul is a Partner & Managing Director at Awad Capital, where he focuses on key client relationships & transaction executions as well as the advancement of the Capital Markets, M&A, Corporate Finance & Fundraising businesses.
Mr. Mani joined Awad Capital (in H2 2016) from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), and previously Merrill Lynch & Co., where he began his career in 2001 in the firm’s London office, working in the Corporate Finance and Equity Capital Markets groups (Investment Banking Division)
Mr. Mani has been based in Dubai since 2008/09, covering key regional clients and has executed a number of landmark transactions.
During his career at Awad Capital & BAML, he has been involved in over $40bn of value in equity & debt capital market transactions and advised on M&A transactions whose value totaled in excess of $30bn across a variety of sectors.
Mr. Mani holds an Advanced Management Program (AMP 191) degree from Harvard Business School, an Investment Banking Institute diploma from The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) and a BSc. in Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE).
Excerpts from an Awad Capital press release taken from the time of Mr. Mani’s appointment at the firm:
Ziad Awad, CEO of Awad Capital, stated: “I am excited that Gokul has decided to join us as a Partner. His experience in sectors such as real estate, hospitality, healthcare, consumer and retail, as well as his expertise in Equity Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions will be great assets for our clients. Gokul embodies the culture of the firm which is all about excellence in execution, integrity and team work. His joining us is an important step in our mission of becoming the trusted advisors of the best institutions in the region.”
Gokul Mani, Partner & Managing Director at Awad Capital, recapped: “We are experiencing a growing trend by the region’s leading corporations, financial institutions, sovereigns and family offices to use the services of independent investment banks, such as ours. ACL’s relentless pursuit of client objectives, its values and strength of leadership team, all accord very strongly with my beliefs, and attracted me to the platform.”