Abdellatif Imani is the Founding Partner of Ascent Capital Partners (IMAP Morocco). He has over 15 years of private equity and corporate finance experience, operating out of Paris and Morocco. Prior to his current position, Abdellatif spent a large part of his career with Groupe Société Générale in Paris, as Partner in private equity, responsible for SGAM private equity activities in Africa and the Middle East. He also served on the boards of several private equity funds and companies across North Africa, including in the fields of Energy, Agribusiness and Packaging.
Abdellatif´s sector knowledge is in: Agribusiness and Fertilizers, Energy and Power, Financial Institutions, Industrials, and Infrastructure.
Abdellatif holds an MBA from INSEAD, an M.Sc. in Finance & Economics from the London School of Economics and a CentraleSupélec engineering degree DEA Probabilities & Finance, Ecole Polytechnique - Université Paris VI.
Mehdi Berbich is a Founding Partner of Ascent Capital Partners (IMAP Morocco). Mehdi has over 15 years of investment banking experience and he co-founded Ascent Capital Partners, an independent investment bank based in Casablanca, to focus on strategic and financial advisory for a broad range of Africa-based clients. He has been involved in the execution of over USD 30 billion in transaction volume across all areas of corporate finance and capital markets: mergers & acquisitions, debt and equity origination, hybrid products, leveraged finance, structured products, financial restructurings, rating advisory and risk management. Prior to his present position, Mehdi Berbich worked with JP Morgan Chase & Co, where he served as Executive Director in its investment banking division of New York. During his tenure at JPMorgan, Mehdi was involved in the execution of over USD 30 billion in transaction volume across all areas of corporate finance and capital markets
Practice Areas: Advised on a number of M&A, private placement, restructuring and financial advisory assignments for several Moroccan, European, North American and Middle Eastern clients.
Sector Expertise: Industrials, Retail, Distribution, Agribusiness, and Financial Institutions.
Mehdi holds a Master’s of Science in Engineering Management from Tufts University (Boston) and a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University.
Ascent Capital Partners (IMAP Morocco and West Africa) is an independent investment bank providing a broad range of financial advisory services, particularly in mergers & acquisitions and strategic advisory, fund raising and capital markets, structured finance and investment advisory. Established in 2010 by Mehdi Berbich and Abdellatif Imani, Ascent Capital Partners has a strong commitment to Africa through its three coverage offices in Casablanca, Dakar and Abidjan.