Experts & Builders
We are Emerging Markets experts and builders. When the solutions are not there, we work with the local stakeholders to build them and unlock opportunities for our clients. From a syndicated loan in Uzbekistan, to a growth sukuk in Dubai and an issuance platform in Saudi Arabia, we solve the puzzles of the Emerging Markets.
We offer solutions across the Emerging Markets and tailor them to your fundraising and investment needs
News & Insights
YLP is a structured training and development initiative aimed at grooming recent graduates for leadership roles within EMRGO and includes a series of rotational assignments over one year in various departments (including investment banking, venture & growth banking, sales and trading, and research) across our offices in the Gulf and London. The program is designed to provide exposure to different aspects of the business, as well as develop a range of skills and competencies required for success in the industry. Alhassan will begin his first rotation in Venture & Growth Banking working on fundraising solutions (Sukuk, debt, credit, and equity) for scale-up companies from the MENA region.
We are pleased to announce our new brand EMRGO. This reflects the expansion of our offering beyond the Gulf to the broader Emerging Markets (EM). Our vision remains to connect the private side of the EM with the global markets and ‘unlock’ opportunities for our clients. Our range of solutions are tailored for the mid-sized EM firms seeking to access the global markets as well as the EM investment community which are underserved and over-charged by the global banks. These range from investment banking & markets, venture & growth banking, sales & trading, custody & securities services, and fintech & market infrastructure. Please take a moment to visit our revamped website at www.EMRGO.com, to explore our new identity, gain insights into our solutions, and stay updated on our latest news and developments.
Our new brand EMRGO (previously Wethaq)
Ruslan has an excellent track record in originating, structuring and executing M&A and private equity/ debt transactions at Goldman Sachs (Dubai, London and Moscow) where he joins from. He is heading our newly launched investment banking team for venture and growth-stage companies working with founders, management, existing shareholders and potential investors. The team will provide a range of services from strategic alternatives, M&A advisory, equity capital raise (ECM), debt capital raise (DCM) and derivatives from Series A stage companies to IPO readiness as well as post-IPO. This is an exciting time for the growth & venture markets in the MENA region and we are looking to support great companies disrupting industries and creating stakeholder value.
We are pleased to welcome Lee Adams to the senior management of EMRGO Group as Head of Product (Custody & Securities Services). Lee has 25+ years of technology, product and business domain experience having worked across the front, middle and back offices for leading global custodians (J.P. Morgan and Citibank) and various Fintechs. He has extensive experience in product management, product development and client account management gained within the securities industry. Lee is joining a growing team developing custody and securities services for private banks, asset managers, family offices, and broker-dealers in the Emerging Markets.
A well-regarded professional, he has 30+ years of work experience in market infrastructure and post-trade, including with Nasdaq Technology and Exchanges where he was responsible for accounts, prospects and high-level relationships across emerging markets (GCC, Central and Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America). His board experience includes Nasdaq OMX Armenia, Lithuanian CSD and Stock Exchange, and Latvian CSD. Henri also served as Advisor to the CEO and Head of Business Development at Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX). Henri will contribute with his valuable experience to our development of world-class market infrastructure solutions for the emerging markets.
Henri Bergstrom joins as Board Advisor
Thankful to the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority for the opportunity to participate in a lively discussion during the 4th Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) Conference themed 'Innovations for Sustainability and Regulation of Financial Services' in Qatar this week. Our CEO Mohammed Alsehli shared lessons learned from our engagements with regulators and other stakeholders across the GCC, our efforts to connect the private markets in the region, and the plan for Qatar as the next jurisdiction for our ecosystem.