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Nafez Al Morhabi

Nafez Al Morhabi

CEO and Head of Deal Advisory

KPMG in Lebanon

Nafez joined KPMG in 2011 as head of Mergers & Acquisitions in KPMG Gulf Holding then became the head
of Corporate Finance in 2014.

Prior to that, Nafez assumed the following positions:

  • Group Chief Investment Officer of the Savola Group, one of the largest industrial groups
  • listed in the Saudi Stock exchange with a turnover of more than USD 6 Billion
  • Senior Vice President – Finance and M&A of Savola Foods Company. The company has more
    than 10 operating subsidiaries in the MENACA region with turnover of more than
    USD 1.5 Billion
  • GM of Savola Kazakhstan from 2004 to 2007. He was responsible to start-up the business in
    Kazakhstan with over 300 employees in 2004

Prior to joining KPMG, Nafez was a board member in several companies throughout the Middle East.

Notable Transactions:

  • Acquisition of “Saudi Geant” assets of around USD 130 million
  • First retail sale and lease back transaction in the ME region for a total value of USD 270
  • 100% acquisition of Yudum Gida, a leading Turkish edible oil company, for an amount
    of USD 70.5 million
  • JV between two hospitality groups for the development of a mixed use project in Medina for USD
    35 million
  • 100% divestiture of Savola Foods Central Asian operation for USD 37 million
  • 100% divestiture of a large Plastics manufacturing company for USD 240 million
  • Development of the feasibility study & strategy, and the successful completion of fund
    raising for a large industrial fishery project for USD 300 million

Representative Client Experience and Key Skills:

  • Experience in Manufacturing, Real Estate, Consumer Products and Retail sectors 
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