KPMG has appointed Rama Ayman as a Partner and Global Head of its Metals & Mining Corporate Finance practice to bolster KPMG’s presence in mergers & acquisitions (M&A), equity fund raising, IPO advisory, and joint-ventures (JVs) & strategic partnership advisory in the steel and metals & mining sectors worldwide.
Rama has over 20 years of investment banking experience in corporate finance (CF), M&A and equity capital markets. Rama has built extensive experience in the steel and metals & mining sectors across Europe, CIS, America, India, China, Japan, Latin America, Middle East and North Africa.
He will use this experience to head a global team of metals and mining M&A corporate financiers, leveraging KPMG’s team of over 2000 corporate finance professionals in over 80 countries.
Following his 11 years investment banking experience, inter alia, at Bankers Trust [later acquired by Deutsche Bank] in New York, Barents Group in Central Asia and BNP Paribas in London where he was Director of Corporate Finance, Rama joined Arcelor in 2002 and became its Corporate Vice President of M&A, and played an active role in many acquisitions, divestitures, and JVs including the landmark merger of Arcelor and Mittal in 2006 to create the world's largest steel company. Over the past six years, Rama has been Managing Director of Hatch Corporate Finance and Senior Advisor to The National Investor, where he led numerous metals and mining M&A advisory mandates across most regions of the world.
Tom Franks, Global Head of Corporate Finance at KPMG, said: “Corporate Finance remains a key area at KPMG and the firm has been a leading player in terms of M&A deals by volumes over the past three years, ranking among the top 3 advisors in the mid cap market. Rama’s appointment crystallises our commitment to further developing our M&A presence and business within the global metals & mining sector. He will be leading our metals and mining corporate finance practice globally from London.”
Commenting on his appointment, Rama says: “I’m delighted to be given this unique opportunity. I joined KPMG because it has an extensive presence in metals & mining globally, with a strong commitment to build out its M&A advisory capabilities in this sector. In addition, and over the past four years, KPMG has successfully emerged as a leading force in mid cap M&A, having built up a significant network of local M&A teams and investment banking professionals, hired from major investment banks around the world.
“This strength of local knowledge and M&A expertise is a key requirement, increasingly being demanded from global metals and mining clients. I look forward to leading KPMG’s Global Metals & Mining Corporate Finance practice and serving our metals and mining clients in materializing their external growth strategies, optimizing their asset portfolios and funding their expansion projects through strategic partnerships and joint ventures.”
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