Asif is a seasoned Investment Banking and Corporate Finance professional with broad-based knowledge of various industry sectors. He is currently looking after various advisory and debt arrangement assignments across Pakistan, Middle East, and Africa.
Asif has also worked as an Investment Banking Associate with the Samba Financial Group where he was part of the Project Finance team with a dedicated focus towards infrastructure projects and advisory/debt arrangement deals. He was also part of the Business Development Team at Samba assisting senior management in formulating, updating, and implementing business strategies and launching new initiatives for the Bank.
He has worked on several important investment banking transactions including a buy-side advisory for a large GCC-based food company on a potential acquisition of a Pakistani target, in conjunction with a Pakistan-based private equity firm. He also led an international advisory consortium working on the development of major shipyards at Port Qasim and Gwadar.
Prior to joining Samba, Asif worked at Citibank N.A Pakistan for over 4 years in both the consumer and corporate businesses. At Citi’s Corporate Risk Management Group, Asif worked with Citi’s Country Risk Manager evaluating risk, portfolio stress testing, and financial restructuring of remedial corporate accounts. At Citi’s Consumer Group, Asif worked as a Product Manager and was responsible for launching various new products in Pakistan including Citi’s Wealth Management and Pakistan’s First Photo Visa Debit Card.
Asif holds a B.A. (Cum Laude) in Economics from Tufts University, Massachusetts, United States.
Nidal is a Chartered Certified Accountant with expertise in Corporate Finance, Financial Modelling, Corporate Valuation, Business Analysis, Research and Financial Reporting
Currently engaged as a Transaction Advisor at Capital Resource
Played a pivotal role in the establishment of InfraZamin Pakistan (“IZP”) which is the first of its kind credit enhancement for social infrastructure financing company in Pakistan developed in alliance with international development financial institutions including Private Infrastructure Development Group (“PIDG”) - an innovative infrastructure development and finance organisation funded by six governments and the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”), led by United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (“DfID”), GuarantCo(a PIDG entity) and Karandaaz Pakistan
Actively involved as a mentor with People's Incubation New Enterprise (PINE), a global business incubator program based out of Karachi that helps young entrepreneurs to build and grow startup businesses
Formerly, worked as the Deputy Finance Manager for Burj Capital Group
Prior to joining Burj, Nidal worked as an Associate Tax Consultant at ArtifinAccountants Ltd, A tax consultancy firm in London
He is an ACCA member and holds a certificate in Financial Risk Management from the London School of Business and Finance, United Kingdom
Muhammad is an instrumental part of Capital Resource team bringing expertise in financial and banking services on board from his experience in corporate and investment banking.
He is working on multi-disciplinary assignments for various clients in Pakistan, Middle East, and Africa. Preceding Capital Resource, Muhammad was with Samba Bank’s Investment Banking Group where he has worked on debt issuance for large corporations and acquisition/recapitalization of mid-size to large companies.
His experiences include managing various transactions in Islamic and Conventional banking modalities, including syndicated Islamic finance facility of Engro Chemical Pakistan Ltd (Engro) for USD 150 MN and syndication deal of Pakistan Telecommunication Mobile Limited (Ufone) for USD 100 MN and buy-side advisory to Savola Group of KSA for the acquisition of Agro Process & Atmospheric Gas Company.
Prior to joining SBL, he worked in the finance department and was a part of the finance team of Pakistan State Oil (PSO) for more than 3 years.
Subsequently, he joined Askari Bank Limited's credit department and worked there for more than one year. At Askari Bank, he worked as a relationship manager for SME clients. Muhammad Asif brings with him a sound knowledge of finance, credit risk, and operational management which he acquired during his association with PSO and Askari Bank from 2001-2005.
He is a qualified ACCA from the United Kingdom and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Karachi.