Ziad Awad

About Ziad Awad

Ziad Awad is the CEO of Awad Advisory, an independent corporate advisory firm based in Dubai, UAE, specializing in Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Valuations, MENA Market Entry and Capital Markets Advisory. He is a seasoned investment banker, with 20 years of experience working for Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America.
  • business exit

Exit strategies for family-owned businesses

Assuming you have decided to partially or fully exit your family-owned business, there are multiple exit strategies you could use. The choice of strategy depends on: your strategic objective (most important): Are you looking to raise partial financing while retaining control? Are you exiting fully? the overall size or valuation of the company: The valuation needs [...]

  • Business Valuation

Business Valuation is Key to Any Family Business Exit Strategy

As you debate the pros and cons of effecting a partial, or full exit from your family business, it is likely that valuation will be at the front of your mind. Or at least, it should be. The business valuation discussion is key, particularly in an Emerging Market, like the UAE. As a successful businessperson, [...]

  • business valuation

Why Business Valuation is Essential for Strategic Decision Making

Business valuation is generally made in the context of a business sale, merger /acquisition process (M&A) or as part of a funding exercise, where the owners are looking to raise external equity to help finance growth. Although my focus is (generally) on funding and M&A, I wanted to take a step back to explain why business [...]

By |August 15th, 2013|Business Valuation, Family Business|4 Comments