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Deloitte Middle East responds to increased demand for financial advisory services

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-    Deloitte: Aziz Ul-Haq appointed as Managing Director for debt advisory and M&A

- Deloitte: Andrew Jeffery promoted to Managing Director to lead Infrastructure and Capital Projects

12 January, 2015 Deloitte’s Financial Advisory practice in the Middle East is pleased to announce the appointment of Aziz Ul-Haq, a debt advisory and M&A specialist as Managing Director and the promotion of Andrew Jeffery to Managing Director to lead its Infrastructure and Capital Projects (I&CP) team.   

Aziz Ul-Haq joins from Deloitte UK and brings over 15 years’ of M&A and debt advisory experience, having worked extensively with large corporates, family groups and private equity houses across a range of sectors in the UK and Europe. His key transactions include equity and debt fundraisings for clients such as ATPI, British Salt and Equatex, whilst his private equity clients include Montagu, Equistone and GIP.   

Andrew Jeffery is a British Chartered Surveyor with over 25 years’ experience in the construction and financial advisory services sectors. He has detailed knowledge in the creation, planning and operation of built assets and has led several multi-billion dollar schemes across the GCC since his arrival in 2007. Andrew has successfully delivered projects for many of the GCC's leading Clients including numerous Government Agencies and many leading Family Offices. Projects have included major high-rise, retail, marine, residential, hotels and hospitals together with Energy and Infrastructure. 

Deloitte is committed to expanding its infrastructure and capital project capability in the Middle East, having recently recruited Umer Ahmad to lead project and infrastructure finance and Dorian Reece, an Airport specialist.

Humphry Hatton, Deloitte’s Financial Advisory CEO, commented: “I am pleased to welcome both Aziz and Andrew to the senior leadership of our practice which comprises over 200 dedicated financial advisory practitioners across the GCC. We continue to maintain an average compound growth rate of over 20% in our practice and the time is right to strengthen our senior team and bolster our independent financial advisory offering.  The range and quality of our financial advisory offering is a hugely valuable differentiator for us in the region and enables us provide the support our clients need to generate enhanced growth and capital returns in their own businesses.

“I am confident that there are further significant opportunities for Deloitte to build its position in the financial  advisory market, given the strength of  our international network and our breadth of services as well as the  trusted relationships we have with clients who value our independent advice.” concluded Hatton.

It is worth noting that Deloitte is among the region’s leading professional services firms, providing audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through 26 offices in 15 countries with over 3,000 partners, directors and staff.

Press contact
Nadine El Hassan
Middle East Public Relations
Deloitte & Touche (M.E.)
Tel: +961 (0) 1 748444
Fax: +961 (0) 1 748999

About Deloitte:

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About Deloitte Corporate Finance Limited:

Deloitte Corporate Finance Limited is a Company limited by shares, registered in Dubai International Financial Centre with registered number CLO 748 and is authorized and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority. A list of members is available for inspection at Al Fattan Currency House, Building 1, Dubai International Financial Centre, the firm’s principal place of business and registered office. Tel: +971 (0) 4 506 4700 Fax: +971 (0) 4 327 3637. Deloitte Corporate Finance Limited is an affiliate of the UK and Middle East member firms of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see www.deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms.

About Deloitte & Touche (M.E.):

Deloitte & Touche (M.E.) is a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) and is the first Arab professional services firm established in the Middle East region with uninterrupted presence since 1926.

Deloitte is among the region’s leading professional services firms, providing audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through 26 offices in 15 countries with around 3,000 partners, directors and staff. It is a Tier 1 Tax advisor in the GCC region since 2010 (according to the International Tax Review World Tax Rankings). It has received numerous awards in the last few years which include Best Employer in the Middle East, best consulting firm, and the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

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