Faizal Kasim 1

Faizal Kasim

United Kingdom

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Faizal Kasim

Professional Background

  • Faizal has a First Class (Hons) degree in Business Information Technology and has spent most his working life predominantly in professional services advising clients in FMCG, Financial Services,  Telecoms, Media & Technology, Pharmaceuticals, & Life Sciences and Aviation conglomerates
  • Previously a Senior Manager and Due Diligence Lead for Ernst & Young M&A Transaction Advisory
  • Has worked extensively from pre-deal through to delivery of post-merger and acquisition integration programs
  • Has an in-depth understanding of the end-to-end deal life cycle and factors influencing the execution of integration and transformation from Day 1
  • Is based in London and has worked throughout the UK, Europe, Africa, Americas, Middle & Far East

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Specialist in Pre & Post deal services across all phases of the deal lifecycle, from Business Case development, Synergies, Due Diligence, deal signing to completion (Sales Purchase Agreement), planning for Day 1, First 100 days and Integration
  • Highly experienced in a wide range of M&A carve-out and post-merger/acquisition integration programs
  • Has led deal teams and delivered due diligence for acquisitions and divestments, post-merger integrations, carve-out/ separation and joint ventures
  • In-depth knowledge of business functions, (Sales & Marketing, Finance, HR, Supply Chain, R&D, Operations and IT) as part of Integration and Carve-Out Strategy & Planning
  • Has built M&A toolkits covering the full deal lifecycle

Project Highlights

  • Nomad Foods – Deal team lead on the acquisition of Aunt Bessie’s
  • Nomad Foods – Integration/ IMO lead on the integration of Aunt Bessie’s and Goodfellas
  • Sainsbury’s Argos – Integration lead for Corporate governance sustainability and Finance back-office integration
  • Integration Programme Director & IMO Lead Supply Chain for GSK & Novartis JV
  • GlaxoSmithKline -Integration lead for acquisition of Bristol Myers Squibb division
  • GlaxoSmithKline – Planning lead for divestment of 2 factories in US and South America
  • BMI Airlines – Carve-out and separation planning including TSA creation for the deal
  • Carve-out and separation planning for National Grid metering business to a Private Equity firm.
  • Red Bee Media – Sell side Due Diligence for sale to a private buyer
  • Ladbrokes – Due diligence & post-merger Integration planning

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