Ali has advised on equity transactions amounting to USD $3 billion involving startups, mid-market companies, and private equity firms in various industries including healthcare, retail, and telecom. He holds CFA and CAIA designations and is currently pursuing his MBA at London Business School. Ali joined Toptal to advise clients on matters relating to corporate finance, M&A, fundraising, and business analytics.
Senior Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory
2016 - 2018
Led day-to-day execution of M&A transactions across diversified industries in the MENA region.
Managed marketing of transactions, due diligence processes, financial model development, business plan analysis, and negotiations.
Identified significant value creation potential (US $10 million) through detailed valuation and business plan analysis for a telecom company on the acquisition of a US $80 million internet service provider.
Co-led the acquisition of an online fashion retail company by a large real estate group within a very tight timeline from identification to signing the sales and purchase agreement.
Devised and executed an acquisition strategy for a large healthcare conglomerate to establish an integrated healthcare platform in Saudi Arabia (approximate value of US $800 million) and co-led a subsequent primary capital raising engagement to fund further acquisitions.
Built complex financial models and used a range of valuation techniques (income and market approaches) to provide business valuation advisory services to clients.
Executed the valuation of a US $200 million family office portfolio, focused on minority investments in high-risk countries such as Egypt and Yemen.
Prepared a feasibility study for a leading UAE-based holding company on establishing a water bottling company in Abu Dhabi; the study included interviews and visits to competitors' locations.
Managed the valuation of a US $500 million portfolio of a Saudi conglomerate as part of restructuring efforts by the company, resulting in EY being awarded an additional contract amounting to US $3 million.
Built a comprehensive business plan as part of a fundraising engagement for a leading infrastructure construction company in Kenya.
Collaborated with EY Ghana and a French technical advisor in preparing a feasibility study for the construction of a new airport city in Sierra Leone.