Hakim Abdeljaouad

Hakim Abdeljaouad is a managing director and leads the Valuation Advisory Services practice in the Middle East, based in Dubai. Hakim has 14 years of experience in valuation and corporate finance, and he specializes in the valuation of illiquid securities, businesses and intangible assets. Before relocating to the UAE, Hakim was part of the Valuation Advisory Services practice in London.

Hakim has performed valuations of equity and debt instruments across a broad spectrum of industries and geographies under the IPEV Guidelines. His clients included a range of alternative investment fund managers, including private equity, private debt fund managers, hedge fund managers and sovereign wealth funds. Previously, he has assisted alternative fund managers in establishing valuation policies and procedures that meet investor and regulator standards of top tier governance and independence.

Hakim’s valuation experience also includes assisting a broad range of international clients in determining values for financial reporting, tax, business strategy planning and restructuring, transaction advisory support and M&A purposes. In addition, Hakim has worked on numerous assignments valuing intangible assets for IFRS 3, IAS 36 and IAS 38 requirements (and U.S. equivalents), including the valuation of customer and other relationships, contracts, licenses, assembled workforces, covenants not to compete, patents, technology and trade names. He has also performed fairness opinions and conducted purchase price and goodwill impairment tests.

Prior to joining Kroll, Hakim was a manager in the Valuation department of EY’s Global Financial Services practice in London. He has also worked as an analyst in the Financial Advisory Services division of Houlihan Lokey and as a credit analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Hakim holds an M.Sc. in finance from the Kedge Business School. He is fluent in Arabic, English and French.


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