Alex is a Managing Director and founding member of deNovo Corporate Advisors. He has over 15 years of international finance experience and has been responsible for the execution of over $35 billion of major corporate transactions. Alex joined deNovo from Morgan Stanley, where he was a Vice President in the Mergers & Acquisitions team in London and Dubai and responsible for the execution of a broad range of mergers, acquisitions, debt and equity financing and restructuring transactions.
Alex has been living and working in the region since 2007 and has extensive knowledge of and experience in all aspects of successfully leading corporate transactions in the Middle East and North Africa. Most recently he led the management buy-out of Aptec, followed by Aptec’s sale to Ingram Micro, and a 38% stake sale of Saudi industrial firm AYTB to Investcorp.
Amongst other high profile transactions, he was involved in the $2.0 Bn merger of Qatar Shipping with Qatar Navigation, advised on the restructuring and recapitalization of Tabreed and SR Technics (on behalf of Mubadala) and while in London advised Philips in the spin-off and $8.7 Bn sale of NXP and other complex buy- and sell-side transactions.
Alex received a Master of Business Administration from London Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Babson College (magna cum laude) in Finance, Investments and Economics. Prior to attending London Business School he was a portfolio manager at a private asset management company in Germany. Alex has been a CFA Chartholder since 2003. He speaks fluent English, German and Greek and conversational French.