Saad Ashraf

Managing Partner

SECTORFIG; Healthcare; Maritime and Offshore; Real Estate

ServiceM&A; Debt Advisory

OfficeUnited Arab Emirates

Saad Ashraf has been covering the Middle East region for the past 24 years in various leadership and producer roles in investment banking and corporate finance, debt capital markets, fixed income sales and trading, asset management and Islamic finance. Saad is a well-known banker in the region, and prior to joining Alantra, he was a Principal and Managing Director at StormHarbour where was the Head of the Middle East business for more than 5-years and mainly focused on M&A advisory, restructurings and structured finance transactions across various sectors. Prior to that Saad spent collectively 19-years in various roles, both buy-side and sell-side, at Napier Park Capital, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup.

His expertise includes more than 65 M&A, restructuring deals, and debt capital markets transactions valued at more than $10bn.  These include complex credit transactions in both conventional and Islamic finance in the Middle East with a specific focus on Maritime & Offshore, Financial Institutions, Real Estate and Healthcare. In addition, Saad has C-suite solid relationships in the corporate, FIG, private equity and SWF sectors within the region.

Mr Ashraf holds a Masters degree in Engineering Management from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.