Rami Elias Samo

Managing Director

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Rami has over 15 years of Investment Banking and Equity Research experience having joined deNovo from Thomson Financial’s Capital Markets Advisory team (now part of The Blackstone Group) in New York City.

Prior to joining deNovo, Rami spent nearly four years covering the North America Industrials sector. While at Thomson, Rami co-led the U.S. capital markets Analytical Services team, and was responsible for a public equities coverage universe of, amongst others, General Electric Co., Boeing Co., Whirlpool Corp., KBR Inc. and Ingersoll-Rand Corp. Rami also advised Mueller Water Products on their USD 165.9MM follow-on offering and Lear Corporation on their USD 520MM buyback plan initiation. More recently, Rami was a Director at DRS Capital, a regional M&A-focused advisory boutique where he advised Al Farida Investments, an AED 10Bn UAE-based hospitality/tourism/real estate investment company on a partial debt restructuring, and Icflix on a strategic tie-up with Naspers.

Rami sits on the Board of Directors of Al Rashid Group, a Bahrain-based Family office with interests in retail (Landmark Group Bahrain), real estate and private and public equities.

Rami obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Foreign Affairs (Intermediate Honors) from the University of Virginia in 2008. Rami is a CFA Charterholder and speaks fluent English and Arabic.