Pervez is our Regional Managing Partner for the MENA region.
With over 15 years’ experience in the market, Pervez specialises in advising regional and international private equity houses and sovereign wealth funds on their investments throughout the MENA region and into Europe and Asia.
His clients also include FTSE 100 companies, financial institutions and NYSE/NASDAQ-listed US corporates, for whom he has advised on transactions across the finance, energy & utilities and healthcare sectors.
Pervez is our Regional Managing Partner for the MENA region, but his modest demeanour and passion for the job as Head of Corporate for the region means his client work still comes first.
Pervez spends a significant amount of time ‘on the ground’ in Turkey.
giving him an in-depth understanding about what it means for clients doing business there, its business culture and etiquette and importantly, Turkey’s commercial, legislative and regulatory frameworks. He is personally ranked in Chambers Global 2012 as a notable practitioner, based abroad, for his corporate/M&A work in the country.
Known as a calm and collected negotiator, clients turn to Pervez not only for his significant technical skills, but also his straightforward business advice. He is pragmatic and approachable, and instinctively trusted by clients and colleagues alike.
Pervez is also our country partner for Qatar.
Pervez Akhtar earns particular peer and client recognition for his funds work across the Middle East and North Africa.’
Chambers Global 2011
‘A regular fixture in the funds market.’
Chambers Global, Investment Funds Middle East 2011
Abraaj Capital on the disposal of Acibadem (Turkey’s leading hospital and healthcare group) to Khazanah Nasional Berhad the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund;
National Bank of Dubai on its merger with Emirates Bank International, creating a company with a combined market capitalisation of AED41.3bn;
Citadel Capital on the $1.4bn sale of its shareholding in Egyptian Fertilizers Company to Abraaj Capital. The sale, executed on the Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchange, represented the largest private equity transaction ever to take place in the Middle East and North Africa at the time.