Alex is a Partner and founding member of deNovo Corporate Advisors. He has over 22 years of international finance experience and has been responsible for the execution of over USD 35Bn of major transactions. Previously, Alex was with Morgan Stanley, where he was an officer in the Mergers & Acquisitions team in London and Dubai, leading 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 advising clients in the Middle East on large transformational, often complex, regional and cross-border transactions.
Amongst other high-profile transactions, he advised Qatar Shipping in its USD 2.0Bn merger with Qatar Navigation, advised on the USD 1.0Bn restructurings and recapitalizations of Tabreed and SR Technics (on behalf of Mubadala) and while in London advised Philips in the spin-off and USD 8.7Bn sale of NXP and other complex buy- and sell-side transactions.
Alex holds an MBA from London Business School (LBS) and a BA from Babson College (magna cum laude) in Finance, Investments and Economics. Prior to attending LBS, he was a portfolio manager at a private asset management company in Germany. Alex has been a CFA Charterholder since 2003. He speaks fluent English, German and Greek and conversational French.