Next year is shaping up to be a very strong year for M&A activity in the Knowledge Economy. In order to assist your preparation for 2021, take a look at our M&A Preview, in which we discuss the following eight key trends:
- The adoption of digital is accelerating
- Emerging technologies are being commercialised rapidly
- There is a convergence across the sector and delivery models are blending
- Private equity participation in the knowledge economy is increasing
- Next-generation technology platforms are emerging
- Vertical software solutions are playing an increasing role
- Buyers are returning to nearshore locations for access to new skills
- Shareholders are aligning expectations and addressing structural risks
Equiteq, the leading global investment bank for the knowledge economy, announced today that Sohail Ahmad has joined the firm as Managing Director, to further push Equiteq’s growing investment banking practice in Europe. Based in London, Sohail will actively engage with the community of entrepreneurs and private equity transacting in the knowledge economy, as well as lead on investment banking project delivery.
Sohail has extensive experience in completing transactions with entrepreneurs, private equity funds and major strategic acquirers in the knowledge economy, with a strong focus on the recruitment sector. He joined Equiteq after a 16-year career with Deloitte LLP where he latterly co-led the human capital services M&A team. Prior to that, Sohail worked within the recruitment industry.
Sohail Ahmad said, “I am pleased to be joining Equiteq at a pivotal time in the company’s growth journey. Equiteq offers an outstanding integrated platform to help clients identify and grow key value drivers, as well as deep operational knowledge, sub-sector expertise and excellent international reach to support M&A delivery in realising that value.”
Nick Jones, Global Head of M&A at Equiteq, said, “We are delighted to welcome Sohail on to the platform. He has a wealth of experience in advising clients particularly in the human capital sector where we see real opportunity for Equiteq to gain market share. Sohail brings deep industry expertise and valuable industry relationships to clients that will benefit from Equiteq’s sector focussed consulting and M&A services.”
Equiteq is the only investment bank dedicated to serving shareholders in the knowledge economy. We pride ourselves on having a unique skillset, perspective and IP which enables us to advise shareholders on their journey to confidently maximizing value with the right acquirer. With five offices in four continents, we give each client the benefit of local knowledge and contacts, as well as the ability to capitalize on our global reach and relationships. Visit us at equiteq.com.
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