Ahmed Zaki is a Principal of I Squared Capital and a dedicated member of the Global Credit Group investment team. Mr. Zaki joined I Squared Capital since its inception in 2012 initially based out of New York before subsequently moving to London in 2016.
Mr. Zaki led I Squared Capital’s global debt capital markets and financing solutions for both existing portfolio companies and prospective acquisitions. Mr. Zaki has led and worked with management teams on over $12.5 billion of debt capital markets transactions including private placements, term loans, high yield issuances, consent solicitations, and tax equity financings across North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. These geographically diverse transactions included a broad range of infrastructure sub sectors such as renewable power, conventional power, utilities, telecoms, transportation, and energy. On the equity side, Mr. Zaki led the acquisition of Magnolia Nitrogen Idaho, an approximately $3.0 billion Greenfield natural gas-based fertilizer project in the U.S. Pacific Northwest region. Prior to joining I Squared Capital, Mr. Zaki worked in Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division in London focused on mergers and acquisitions in Europe and Middle East in the telecoms, energy, and utilities space. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Zaki spent for years with EFG-Hermes’ Asset Management division based out of Cairo where he co-managed six local and off-shore equity funds as well as portfolios of institutions and high net worth individuals investing in the Middle East.
Mr. Zaki holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his B.A in Business Administration with a double minor in Economics and Political Science with highest honors from the American University in Cairo. Mr. Zaki has also completed the CFA program in 2003.