Hakim is a director in the Dubai office and part of the Valuation Advisory practice. He focuses on emerging markets, in particular Middle East and Africa. Hakim has more than 10 years of experience in valuation and corporate finance, and specializes in the valuation of illiquid securities, businesses and intangible assets.

Hakim has performed valuations of equity and debt instruments across a broad spectrum of industries and geographies under the IPEV Guidelines. His clients have included a range of alternative investment fund managers, including private equity, private debt fund managers, hedge fund managers and sovereign wealth funds. His experience includes assisting a broad range of international clients in determining values for financial reporting, tax, business strategy planning and restructuring, transaction advisory support and merger and acquisition purposes.

In addition, Hakim has worked on numerous assignments valuing intangible assets for IFRS 3, IAS 36 and IAS 38 requirements (and U.S. equivalents) including the valuation of customer and other relationships, contracts, licenses, assembled work forces, covenants not to compete, patents, technology, and trade names.

Hakim assists clients in valuation matters including:

  • Assisting alternative fund managers in establishing valuation policies and procedures that meet investor and regulator standards of top tier governance and independence
  • Providing independent third-party valuations of the underlying assets of alternative funds 
  • Performing fairness opinions 
  • Purchase price allocations and asset valuations under IFRS and US GAAP
  • Estimating the Fair Value of intangible assets and goodwill impairment tests
  • Equity and asset valuations for tax purposes

Before relocating to Dubai, Hakim was part of the Valuation Advisory practice in London. Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, he was a manager in the valuation department of EY’s global financial services practice in London. Previously, Hakim worked as an analyst in the financial advisory services division of Houlihan Lokey and a credit analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. 

Hakim is fluent in Arabic, English and French and holds an MSc in Finance from the Kedge Business School (France).

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