Tarek Anabtawi

Managing Director, Advisory
Dubai

Mr. Anabtawi is a Managing Director in Perella Weinberg Partners’ Advisory business.  He focuses on advising clients across the Middle East region with a particular emphasis on the financial services, consumer/retail, general industrials, and telecom industries.

Mr. Anabtawi has more than 15 years of investment banking experience assisting companies on a wide range of strategic matters.  During his tenure at Perella Weinberg Partners, he has advised Emirates NBD on its $500m acquisition of BNP Paribas Egypt; Majid Al Futtaim on its acquisition of the franchise operator of French retailer Geant in UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait; Warburg Pincus on its 49% acquisition of Network International from Abraaj together with General Atlantic; QIC on its acquisition of Antares; Taghleef Industries on its $400m debt refinancing via a Term Loan B and RCF; and GIC on its $500m sale of 13% in Saudi Arabia’s Cristal to Tasnee, among other transactions.

Prior to joining Perella Weinberg Partners in October of 2010, Mr. Anabtawi was at Nomura and its predecessor firm Lehman Brothers from 2008 to 2010, where he most recently served as an Associate in the Middle East investment banking division.  He was previously an Analyst at NBK Capital, where he focused on advising Kuwaiti clients on M&A and capital raising, and was also part of the team that advised National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) on its various regional acquisitions from 2006 to 2008.  Mr. Anabtawi began his career in 2002 as an Analyst at Arab Bank’s investment banking subsidiary.

At Lehman and Nomura, he actively worked with clients, advising Bahrain’s Mumtalakat on its privatization strategy and Aldar Properties on its inaugural AED3.75bn ($1bn) Dirham-denominated Sukuk offering.  At NBK Capital, he advised NBK on its $1bn acquisition of Al Watany Bank of Egypt and $150m purchase of a significant minority stake in Turkish Bank Group.

Mr. Anabtawi earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance with distinction from the University of Jordan.  He is also a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.