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Private Equity Corporate Banking Restructuring Investment Bankin

April 09, 2016

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Muhammad El Ebrashi

Mob: +201*********

* ***** **** *********, ** Fareek Aziz El Masry, Cairo, Egypt

Private Equity – Corporate Banking – Restructuring – Investment Banking Investment Banking professional with 16+ years of experience complemented by a well-rounded business background. Advised hundreds of investment opportunities in the MENA region in petrochemicals, minerals, cement, real estate and contracting/infrastructure, wire and cables, and renewable energy. Executed green field transactions, acquisitions and divesture activities, and negotiated with banks, investors and contractors. Proven success in financial research, strategic planning, business development and restructuring, project management and valuation, execution and monitoring for investments portfolios.

Professional Experience

Executive Investment Director, AYADY for Investment & Development (2015 – Present)

– Established Industrial Development Holding company to develop and invest in green field industrial parks in governorates dedicated for large and SMEs companies

– Inaugurated a Tourism (restructuring) fund to revive tourism facilities in Egypt

– Strategized the establishment of governorates’ investment companies

– Negotiated El Robikki’s (leather) project and structured the deal flow

Senior Consultant, T20 Ministry of Planning, Egypt (2014 – Present)

– Joined as a Senior Consultant to support government of Egypt’s revamp activities in various ministries through the Ministry of Planning and National Investment Bank (NIB). Achievements:

– Contributed to the established Egypt’s sovereign initiatives including (AMLAK fund – Egypt’s sovereign wealth fund, Sinai investment Company, NI Capital Holding – NIB’s investment banking arm, REEF – Egypt’s 1.5mn feddan project)

– Developed a forward looking plan (including restructuring proposals) for key and green field projects to be done in the infrastructure, transportation-railways, and real estate sectors

– Created financial models and business plans with scenario analysis

– Presented findings to the relevant ministers and the leadership in the government until agreeing on an attractive business model for private investors

– Designed incentive packages needed to apply to each project in order to make it more attractive for private sector investors

– Connected with investors to share financial models of projects and get their feedbacks

– Overlooked the preparation of terms of reference, awarding mechanism and managed the overall process to ensure timely execution

Senior Vice President, CI Capital Holding, Commercial International Bank (CIB), Egypt (2006 – 2013)

– Joined as a Senior Investment Analyst and promoted to Senior Vice President in November 2011. Transactions:

– Advised on M&A, post-merger/integration, assisted in private and public placements of equity, cooperated in restructuring/turnaround transactions backed with initiated and renewed researches

– Executed and followed up on due diligence process, feasibility study, deal structure, investment cost and source of financing

– Structured, evaluated and executed investments including negotiating debt/equity finance terms and review project documentation necessary to achieve successful closure

– Cooperated to design/executed marketing plan via relationship building, cross selling and referral development, achieved revenue and customer retention goals while increasing client profitability

– Identified and recommended potential investment and/or divesture opportunities (via valuations and financial statement analysis, industry research, and capital markets review) to investment committees

– Involved in monitoring post acquisition/green field investments’ (budget, operational and technical performance), attended Board of Directors meetings and adjusted budget plans to match investment strategy


– Increased research coverage to 7 stocks per 4 countries up from 3 stocks per one country and encouraged the addition of 13 more stocks in the MENA region

– Led CI Capital’s local research Engineering and Fertilizer teams

– Valuated CIB’s stake in AlexFert in preparation of the divestiture

– Researched 5 local industries relating to real estate, contracting, fertilizers, textiles and engineering

– Cover and analyze, in research teams, the listing of stocks during the IPO stage

Regional Credit and Risk Officer, National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), Egypt (July 2001 – August 2004)

– Joined as a credit and marketing officer and promoted to the Regional Credit and Risk Officer in February 2003


– Evaluated and improved qualities of 3 branches’ credit portfolios; accredited for consistently maintaining the highest quality portfolios (includes highly sensitive corporate relationships)

– Generated $2mn annually in fees including referral business to various banking divisions

– Increased credit portfolio by 10% to a record EGP 200mn (direct and contingent facilities)

– Addressed clients’ needs and built financial plans while striving to outperform and exceed prior profitability and revenues

– Sought out and maximized opportunities for account growth

– Exceeded, consistently, production goals for new loans, deposits and fee income

– Assessed credit proposals presented by spreading the financials and evaluating company performance using liquidity and bankruptcy ratios

– Produced risk reports for the risk committee by company and sector

– Calculated the VAR of the bank’s credit portfolio

– Satisfied Basel II requirements at the bank’s credit portfolio

Consultant, Global Corporate Finance, Arthur Andersen, MENA (2000 – June 2001)

– Recruited in company’s investment banking initiative for MENA prior to Arthur Andersen’s acquisition by Ernst and Young (EY)


– Advocated 3 EMEA road shows to raise equity capital amounting $3bn

– Bolstered 23 fundraising initiatives for industry wide undertakes

– Undertaken 50+ feasibility studies for prospect projects companies requiring equity and debt

– Expedited project analysis and evaluation to support decision-making processes

– Executed financial due diligence for a number of Egyptian and KSA cement companies

– Contributed in the preparation of business valuations using different approaches

– Collaborated to review and analysis of various client issues, operational and financial

Development Institutions

Treasurer and Board Member, AYB Association for Sustainable Development (2002 – 2013) Board Member, THEMAR Foundation for Sustainable Development (2010 – 2013)

– Fundraised EGP30mn (EGP 12mn raised after 25th January 2011), to support developmental activities for small enterprises and entrepreneurial initiatives

– Initiated financial solutions for customers business through structured finance/equity participations accumulated to EGP30mn

– Advised 100 beneficiaries’ projects (direct investments and alternative investments) to comply with two pension plan funds amounting to EGP18mn, average current RoI is 16%

– Developed several feasibility studies for micro and small businesses

– Generated several business development schemes for a number of nongovernmental organizations

– Established micro and small sized lending systems, including follow-ups and monitoring schemes to 5 NGOs

Education and Professional Affiliation

Master of Business Administration Candidate, German University in Cairo (GUC), expected 2017 Level III CFA Candidate, Chartered Financial Analyst, expected 2017 Member, CFA Institute, 2014

Credit and Investment Course, Commercial Int’l Bank, 2012 Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, The American University in Cairo (AUC), February 2000

– Concentration: Finance

– Minors: Accounting and Economics

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