Rohit Maheshwari leads Deloitte’s Middle East M&A Advisory practice

12 January 2023 1 min. read
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After over a decade in investment banking, Rohit Maheshwari has returned to the consulting side of the deals table. Appointed a partner at Deloitte, he leads the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory practice across the Middle East.

“I am very excited to join Deloitte at the time of a major transformation in the M&A market in the region,” said Maheshwari of his move. “Deloitte’s immense regional intellectual capital and strong international connectivity provides a unique platform for offering differentiated, high-quality advice to clients.”

Maheshwari joins the global Big Four firm from UBS, where he led its MENA investment bank arm. He spent nine years at the Swiss bank, holding several leadership roles in the region after first spending two years in its London branch.

Rohit Maheshwari, Leader of M&A Advisory, Deloitte

Earlier in his career, Maheshwari gained investment banking experience at Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Millennium Finance, and also served KPMG in its Corporate Finance practice during his first spell in consulting.

During his career, Maheshwari advised dozens of regional and international corporates, financial institutions and governments on complex M&A and capital markets transactions.

Deloitte’s M&A Advisory practice is part of the Corporate Finance division, which in the Middle East is led by partner Robin Butteriss.

Welcoming Maheshwari to the firm, Butteriss said: “We are delighted to welcome Rohit to our practice which enables us to enhance our client service impact. In recent years we have seen a sharp increase in M&A activity, and therefore the need to further develop the depth and breadth of our team.”

“Strengthening our origination and deal execution capability is a key component of our end-to-end M&A strategy. The addition of Rohit enables us to continue to be a leading advisor and help drive successful high-profile transactions which plays an important role in the development of the local economies in the Middle East, driving both foreign direct investment and outbound investment.”