Frenchman Nicolas Ribollet leads KPMG Deal Advisory in Bahrain

15 February 2022 2 min. read
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KPMG has appointed the Frenchman Nicolas Ribollet as the new Head of Deal Advisory for Bahrain.

Nicolas Ribollet brings 25+ years in professional services to the firm, including a previous six-year stint at KPMG in France. Now returning to the Big Four firm, Ribollet said: “It is with great pride and excitement that take on the challenge of leading KPMG’s Deal Advisory practice in Bahrain.”

“Bahrain is well known for its economic stability and the thriving business landscape across the Kingdom. It will truly be a great opportunity to be able to support our clients with their transactions.”

Nicolas Ribollet, Head of Deal Advisory for Bahrain. KPMG

In the role, Ribollet leads KPMG’s team that helps clients with buying, selling or funding their business. The Deal Advisory practice consist of strategic consultants who advise on value creation and growth, and dealmakers that support transactions. Meanwhile, the practice works closely with other KPMG services lines (eg. corporate finance, tax, legal) to provide an end-to-end M&A offering.

Ribollet himself specialises in M&A, due diligence, and corporate finance. His track record advising on dozens of deals in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, serving the full spectrum of clients across a wide array of industries including financial services, technology, chemicals, industrial products, consumer products, energy, and pharmaceuticals.

Prior to KPMG, Ribollet spent close to two decades at Mazars. Most recently, he led the M&A Transaction Services practice of Mazars in India, and coordinates the activities of the firm’s International and France Desks in India across all service lines (assurance, consulting, corporate advisory, corporate finance, taxation services). Before that, Ribollet worked for Mazars and PwC in the United Kingdom.

Established in 1968, KPMG in Bahrain employs over 300 professional staff and partners.

Jamal Fakhro, Managing Partner of KPMG in Bahrain, said: “Nicolas brings a wealth of knowledge and information from a very diverse background, and he will be an asset to the leadership team at KPMG. We are certain that our clients will value his contributions and advice as Nicolas settles into his role.”