Deloitte has announced the appointment of Arun Sharma to its financial advisory firm as a partner of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) Corporate Finance Mergers and Acquisitions Group, providing advisory services to banking clients.
Deloitte’s FIG M&A group is led by Jonathan Gold and provides strategic and tactical advice, as well as execution, across all financial services sub-sectors in the UK and EMEA region.
Sharma joins Deloitte from Alantra, a global investment bank and asset manager.
There, he advised banks, governments, private equity funds and specialist lenders on credit portfolios, mergers and acquisitions and capital optimization transactions.
Deloitte added that over the past 10 years, Sharma has worked on “complex credit agreements” across Europe with an aggregate face value of over 50 billion euros (£ 42 billion). This includes advising clients on sales of non-core and non-performing exposure portfolios (NPEs), securitization and credit servicing.
In addition to Sharma, the firm revealed that Luboslav Karkalik is joining the FIG Corporate Finance M&A group as a director and Param Singh as an assistant director.
Karkalik also comes from Alantra where he was Senior VP specializing in the analysis, pricing and structuring of all types of credit assets. He brings with him in-depth knowledge of credit portfolios and securitization in addition to being an experienced trade executor.
Singh comes from Oxane Partners where he led their transaction advisory service. He specializes in the analysis and pricing of complex loan portfolios with expertise in financial modeling and management of large data sets.
Fenton Burgin, Head of UK Advisory Corporate Finance, said: “Arun, Lubo and Param come at an exciting time as the group continues to provide solutions to clients in a dynamic financial services mergers and acquisitions market. We anticipate that 2022 will offer the group new opportunities to support its clients in increasingly complex situations. “
Alok Gahrotra, who co-leads Deloitte’s global portfolio management advisory services practice, added: “I am delighted to welcome our new members as we strengthen our position as a leading advisor in the advisory market. in portfolio management. We expect a period of recovery in UK and Europe as lenders and investors seek increasingly sophisticated solutions for their NPE and non-core risk exposures. “