Omaier Akhtar

Partner

Prior to Blacksquare Advisory, Omaier gained 13 years of corporate finance experience with one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory groups, Rothschild & Co.

He has advised and led on a broad range of public, private and financial sponsor deals covering a value spectrum from £10m through to £1.2bn; with a total deal value of over £6bn. This experience has spanned sell-side, buy-side and capital markets transactions.

Omaier began his professional career with the global consultancy business, Accenture, devising and implementing change management solutions for blue-chip clients. He holds a joint honours degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Warwick.

Selected experience includes advising:

Lower mid-market

  • The shareholders on the sale of NextConnex to LDC-backed, Wifinity;
  • YFM on its investment into Resulting IT;
  • Apprentify on its investment from BGF and, in parallel, the acquisition of Netcom Training;
  • The shareholders on the sale of Teledata to Datum (backed by UBS Asset Management);
  • DFS Plc on its acquisition of Sofology;
  • The owner-manager in relation to LDC’s investment into Mini-Cam;
    The shareholders on the sale of PMI Health Group to Willis Group Holdings; and
  • The owner-manager in relation to the sale of Garside & Laycock to Spie SA.

Mid-market

  • Gresham Private Equity and management on the sale of Hotter Comfort to Electra Partners;
  • Assystem Technologies on its recommended cash offer for SQS Software Quality Systems Plc;
  • The Co-operative Group in relation to the sale of 298 Co-op convenience stores to McColl’s;
  • Inflexion Private Equity on its significant minority investment in Radius Payment Solutions;
  • The Co-operative Group on the sale of the Co-op’s Pharmacy business to Bestway Group;
  • The shareholders on the Main Market IPO of AO World; and
  • CSM Group on the sale of CSM’s Bakery Supplies Division to Rhone Capital.