Mahmoud has 14 years of investor relations and financial communications experience working with domestic and international companies across a range of industries. His areas of expertise include:
- Investor Relations: He has advised clients on all aspects of investor relations strategy and programming, including effective message development, institutional targeting and marketing, and IR program planning and execution. With a focus on developing goal-oriented and impactful IR programs, he has a track record of assisting clients to broaden and deepen their institutional shareholder base, increase sell-side coverage, gather and analyze investor feedback, improve quarterly and ongoing investor communications, and increase shareholder value.
- Corporate Actions and Special Situations: He has helped clients to successfully navigate through significant corporate events including friendly and unsolicited M&A transactions, go-privates, spin-offs, crisis situations, initial public offerings and other capital markets events. Recent assignments include: Gartner in its pending acquisition of CEB; Carmike Cinemas in its acquisition by AMC Theatres; Rackspace in its acquisition by funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management; Enbridge in its pending acquisition of Spectra Energy; Tech Data in its pending acquisition of Avnet’s Technology Solutions business; Epiq Systems in its acquisition by OMERS Private Equity and Harvest Partners; Con-way in its acquisition by XPO Logistics; RealD in its acquisition by Rizvi Traverse; Aruba Networks in its acquisition by HP; Life Time Fitness in its acquisition by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners and TPG; Time Warner in its hostile takeover defense against 21st Century Fox; Idenix in its acquisition by Merck; Questcor Pharmaceuticals in its merger with Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals; and Rayonier in its spin-off of Rayonier Advance Materials.
- Shareholder Activism: Recent assignments include: Benchmark Electronics (Engaged Capital); Volcano (Engaged Capital); RealD (Starboard Value); Epiq Systems (St. Denis J. Villere & Company); TriMas (Engaged Capital); CorpBanca (Cartica), and Violin Memory (Clinton Group); Callon Petroleum (Lone Star Value).
Mahmoud joined Joele Frank in 2013. Previously, he worked at Taylor Rafferty, a pioneering cross-border investor relations consultancy advising clients on the development of best-practice, goal-oriented investor relations programs. During his tenure at Taylor Rafferty, Mahmoud spent two years as Head of Asia based in the firm’s Hong Kong office. He received a BA, with honors, from Colby College.