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:
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.
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.