impact-driven advisory

EquiTie is a bespoke advisory firm that partners with founders and CEOs to ignite their next stage of growth

 

Our team supports market-defining companies in emerging and global markets to overcome their strategic and financial challenges and turn them into growth opportunities

 

We offer a tailored approach to startups and SMEs that focuses on people, (people, people!) product and the positioning of companies through data-driven decision making, profitability planning, investment readiness, and strategic fundraising roadmaps

We support impact-driven funds looking to optimise their capital formation, investment thesis, ESG strategy, and value-added portfolio management

we achieve that by

BACKING EXCEPTIONAL FOUNDERS

CONTINOUSLY DRIVING COLLABORATION

ALIGNING

RETURN WITH  IMPACT

Relentlessly playing the long game

MEET THE TEAM READY TO change your trajectory

Our team brings years of diverse experience working in investment banking, capital markets, entrepreneurship and global creative industries. We fill the gaps in your team. We tap into our unique skill-sets to fill the missing pieces needed to accelerate our portfolio companies. 

 

The work we do as a team comes out of our shared passion for working with businesses we believe in and the pleasure that lies in taking them to the next stage. 

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Ahmed El Hamawy

Managing Partner

As an ex-investment banker, Ahmed combines nine years of entrepreneurial, investment and corporate experience. His time as an analyst at KPMG’s Deal Advisory team focused on valuations and financial modelling. He was the youngest Senior Associate in the KPMG Doha office, and later joined QNB Capital; the Investment Banking arm of the largest bank in MENA. At QNB Capital, he led transactions across Mergers & Acquisitions, Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets and Strategic Advisory. His most notable transactions include: The State of Qatar’s US$12b sovereign bond issuance (the largest emerging market bond of 2018), the IPO of a JV owned by the largest state-owned Qatari entity and a PPP development project for one of the FIFA 2022 World Cup precincts. ​

 

He is a CFA charter holder, holds a BSBA in Finance from the American University of Sharjah and an MBA from the University of Oxford.

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Caspar Jopling 

Founding Partner

Caspar is a critically acclaimed art consultant and angel investor. He previously worked in the CEO office at Sotheby's on Special Projects, Corporate Development and Strategy. His work with Sotheby's focused on Contemporary and Modern Art, where he was able to see first-hand the future market innovation caused by data utilisation, artificial intelligence / machine learning and blockchain technology. He is a partner at New Heights Ventures, an early-stage fund that invests in the health and wellness, sustainability and tech sectors. Prior to his university years, he competed internationally in rowing; representing Great Britain at multiple World Junior Rowing Championships and Team GB at the Youth Olympics in 2010. 

He holds a BA in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard and an MBA from the University of Oxford. 

 

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Omar Hamdy

Partner

Having spent over nine years working in Private Banking and Wealth Management, Omar is a fundraising expert. He began his career in Corporate Risk Management at Ahli Bank in Qatar, but quickly pivoted to build upon his passion for client interaction. He became a Relationship Officer in Private Banking and was promoted twice to become the youngest Relationship Manager in the bank. ​He previously managed USD 1b worth of assets, across a diverse portfolio of clients from the Middle East and Africa region. Omar is equipped with the necessary skill set to identify and source investment opportunities, and has first-hand experience managing client’s investments across various asset classes. ​

He is a proactive mentor and angel investor and holds a BA in Finance from the American University in Cairo.

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Dalia Kamar 

Senior Associate

Dalia is an integral part of the  entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem in the Middle East and North Africa region. She began her journey at RiseUp, where she led the brand and marketing strategy that scaled the event to become the largest entrepreneurship event in MENA. She was promoted to manage RiseUp Summit 2017, and was recognized as the youngest event manager in the region and among the “25 under 25” youth in Egypt in 2017. She later joined FOUNDERSEMEDIA as Chief of Product, where she established a network of media and startup digital brands under WAYA and Era and organized events at film festivals. She is an experienced startup mentor and represents MENA on the advisory board of SXSW - the largest entertainment and technology event in the world responsible for the success of many companies including Twitter, Siri, Foursquare and Pinterest. Dalia is a passionate storyteller who thrives on building and developing teams, she believes that startups exemplify the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.

She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Business - Marketing from the American University in Cairo.

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Scarlett Gray

Executive Assistant

A recent Oxford graduate, Scarlett spent years learning and perfecting her multilingualism. Her interest in Japanese stems from her global experiences in the fashion industry, travelling and working alongside leading creatives for seven years. While studying abroad at Kobe University in Japan, Scarlett enjoyed volunteering at empowerment programs supporting Japanese youth. Her tenacity and attention to detail has quickly positioned Scarlett as an essential part of the team by providing professional and confidential executive support.

Scarlett holds a BA (Hons) degree in Japanese from the University of Oxford.