Mahmoud has 15 years of investor relations and financial communications experience working with domestic and international companies across a range of industries. His areas of expertise include:
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. Notable assignments include: Interxion in its pending acquisition by Digital Realty; Connecticut Water in its acquisition by SJW Group; Cronos Group in its strategic investment from Altria Group; Gartner in its acquisition of CEB; Carmike Cinemas in its acquisition by AMC Theatres; Rackspace in its acquisition by Apollo Global Management; Enbridge in its acquisition of Spectra Energy; Epiq Systems in its acquisition by OMERS Private Equity and Harvest Partners; Con-way in its acquisition by XPO Logistics; Aruba Networks in its acquisition by HP; Time Warner in its hostile takeover defense against 21st Century Fox; and Rayonier in its spin-off of Rayonier Advance Materials.
Notable assignments include: Procter & Gamble (Trian); Louisiana-Pacific (D.E. Shaw); Western Asset Management (Saba Capital); Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (Sarissa); Benchmark Electronics (Engaged Capital); RealD (Starboard Value); TriMas (Engaged Capital); CorpBanca (Cartica); Violin Memory (Clinton Group); and 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.