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Naseem Ansari

Naseem Ansari

Naseem Ansari is a Director with experience in Deal Advisory and Private Equity. Naseem’s expertise allows him to focus on finance, operational, and portfolio management projects across a variety of industries.

Since joining Accordion, Naseem has worked on a variety of projects including KPIs, Budgeting and Forecasting, Finance Organizational Design, Carve-out Planning and Execution, and Portfolio Monitoring. Across a variety of value-add engagements for clients,, he has worked in a variety of industries including Consumer Retail, Data and Analytics businesses, Software-as-a-Service, and Technology and worked with a variety of PE/VC sponsors including The Carlyle Group, Hellman and Friedman, Centerbridge Partners, New Mountain Capital, and Bain Capital Ventures.

Prior to joining Accordion, Naseem was an Associate in the Portfolio Team at Terra Firma Capital Partners in London where he monitored their portfolio (€10 billion AUM) and worked closely with businesses in the Aviation Leasing, Leisure & Consumer, Infrastructure, Real Estate, and Renewable Energy sectors. Notable projects included working with Four Seasons Health Care and The Garden Centre Group on strategic reviews, securing additional funding for capital expenditure, and improving board reporting.

Prior to working at Terra Firma, Naseem spent a year at Phoenix Equity Partners where he worked on operational projects with portfolio businesses (£1.2 billion AUM) and monitored the portfolio invested across the Business Services, Leisure & Consumer, Healthcare, Industrials, and Media sectors. Before Phoenix Equity Partners, Naseem worked at KPMG in their Transaction Services department helping businesses in the Financial Services sector acquire, merge, and divest businesses.

Naseem holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales.

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” - Socrates

Something You Should Know

  • Used to play the saxophone and is in the process of re-learning!
  • Has travelled to 30 countries and adding more to the list
  • Likes running (in plimsolls)

Noteworthy

  • Multi-national experience, working in the US, UK, and Europe
  • Was part of the Terra Firma Charity Committee, helping over 20 charities in London