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Zaoui & Co.

M&A Advisory

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Michael and Yoel Zaoui established Zaoui & Co. in 2013 to advise select clients on mergers, acquisitions and other strategic and financial transactions, as well as major investment decisions.

With more than 50 years of combined experience at Wall Street top investment banking firms, the Zaoui brothers have unparalleled expertise and global reach.

Zaoui & Co. is defined by its integrity, experienced judgement, independent advice and personal availability, allowing the founders to build long-term relationships with their clients.

The brothers created Zaoui & Co. to leverage their unique track record in advising global corporations, new ventures, families, significant shareholders, senior management teams and Boards of Directors on strategic and financial issues and mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Tri-lingual, the Zaoui brothers are experienced in conducting business in English, French and Italian and have worked extensively in Europe, America, North Africa and the Middle East.

Yoel and Michael Zaoui

Yoel Zaoui is the former Co-Head of Global Mergers and Acquisitions at Goldman Sachs. He began his career at Goldman Sachs in 1988 in the Mergers and Acquisitions department in New York. He moved to London in 1989, and, over a 24-year career at the Firm, was responsible for some of Europe’s largest and more complicated corporate transactions in a period of unprecedented growth. Yoel was one of the Firm’s pioneers in its expansion and leadership in Investment Banking in Europe. He became a Partner in 1998 and successively held the positions of Co-Head and Head of European Mergers and Acquisitions, and Co-Head and Head of European Investment Banking.

Michael Zaoui is a former Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley's Institutional Securities Group. He began his career at Morgan Stanley in 1986 in New York. Michael led some of the Firm’s major transactions on both sides of the Atlantic, including several high profile hostile takeovers.
He moved to London in 1990 where he was promoted to Managing Director and subsequently Co-Head of European Mergers and Acquisitions, leading Morgan Stanley M&A to the top of European league tables for several years.

Emmanuelle Hawkins-Debard

Emmanuelle joined Zaoui & Co as Chief Operating Officer in 2017. She has over 14 years of experience as COO/CFO of investment firms. Previously, she was the COO of JCAM, a private investment office. Before that she spent nine years at Tell Investments, a Global equity hedge fund manager. She is a French qualified accountant who started her career at Arthur Andersen and Graduated from ESSEC business school.

Serge Mourcade
Executive Director

Serge joined Zaoui & Co. in 2013 having spent six years in mergers and acquisitions at Credit Suisse in London. Prior to that, he spent two years at TD Securities working in the investment banking department in Montreal and Toronto. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) from McGill University in Montreal (2005).

11 Hill Street, London, United Kingdom
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