Shuaa Capital names new heads for tech investments, debt

 Shuaa Capital names new heads for tech investments, debt

Shuaa Capital, the UAE-based asset management and investment banking firm, has promoted two of its executives to lead its technology and debt investment verticals.

The firm promoted Ajit Joshi to managing director and head of public and private markets. He will take on additional responsibility for managing Shuaa’s technology investments. Joshi is currently head of public and private markets.

Shuaa also promoted Natasha Hannoun as the head of its debt business, the firm said in a statement

Hannoun will focus on expanding Shuaa’s alternative finance platform across senior and mezzanine direct lending, distressed and non-performing loans, acquisition finance and venture debt.

Both Joshi and Hannoun will report directly to Jassim Alseddiqi, Group CEO of Shuaa Capital.

The appointments come less than a month after Shuaa named Walid El-Hindi as the chief executive officer of its real estate business.

Joshi has 16 years of experience in technology consulting, equity research, investment banking, and asset management. He joined Shuaa in 2014.

He is also the fund manager of Goldilocks Investment Company Ltd, an investment fund launched in 2015, and the recently launched Shuaa ICC Funds platform.

Most recently, Joshi led Shuaa’s equity and debt buyout transaction with Stanford Marine Group.

Hannoun also joined Shuaa in 2014. During her tenure at Shuaa, she has structured over $7 billion of loans, including real estate development loans, last-mile financing and corporate mezzanine debt.

Most recently, she led the $50-million structured Sukuk for Pure Harvest Smart Farms.

Hannoun has more than a decade of experience in advisory, origination, structuring, due diligence and execution across multiple asset classes including private equity, debt, real estate and fixed income.

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