Thursday , September 20 2018

KAMCO appoints Alvarez & Marsal as integration advisor

KAMCO Investment Company (“KAMCO”), a leading investment with one of the largest AUMs in the region, appointed the Middle East office of renowned global professional services firm, Alvarez & Marsal, as the integration advisor for the acquisition of a majority stake in Global Investment House (“Global”).

KAMCO assigned Alvarez & Marsal Middle East Limited (“A&M”) this critical role in the acquisition process given the firm’s strong track record and global exposure in successfully concluding complex transactions. A&M will provide KAMCO with guidance throughout the acquisition and integration process. This is targeted to strengthen KAMCO’s integrated business model, while supporting the successful transformation, pre- and post-acquisition.

A&M is part of the Alvarez & Marsal group. Alvarez & Marsal is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services. Alvarez & Marsal leverages its restructuring heritage to turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage of growth

Commenting on A&M’s appointment, Chief Executive Officer of KAMCO, Faisal Mansour Sarkhou said, “We are confident in A&M’s capability to deliver the best outcome for this transaction. A&M’s experience and expertise in handling similar transactions throughout their years of operation further solidified our decision. With A&M’s support and the cooperation of Global’s team, we are keen to make this transition seamless for our valued clients and stakeholders. We also seek to make KAMCO a non-banking financial services powerhouse of the region.”

Dr Saeeda Jaffar, a Managing Director at A&M added, “We are delighted to be working on such a significant and complex transaction. Our experienced team of consultants and operators, combined with our operational heritage, will help realize the effective performance enhancements critical to unlocking value.”

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