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Tom Hodgson

Managing Director at Fajr Capital


Tom Hodgson has been with Fajr Capital since 2011.

Tom covers principal investments at Fajr Capital, primarily focused on consumer related sectors across MENA, Turkey and South East Asia.  Tom has led a number of private equity transactions at Fajr Capital, both minority and majority deals, including leading large-ticket transactions where co-investors were identified to participate on a consortium basis.  He is responsible for portfolio management on a number of investee companies including investee companies in the education sector, the waste management sector and the consumer food and retail sectors.

Tom sits on the board and committees of a number of portfolio companies and has also led portfolio level transactions in respect of debt financing / refinancing and M&A.

Prior to joining the firm, he worked as Director, Corporate Finance Advisory at Deloitte and successfully completed a number of buy-side and sell-side transactions in the education, hospitality, consumer entertainment and food & beverage sectors.  Prior to Deloitte he worked in M&A advisory in London in different capacities.  He has more than sixteen years of advisory experience in sell-side and buy–side M&A, IPO advisory, business and asset valuations and capital restructuring. He has worked on transactions in Europe, US, Asia and the Middle East and he has been based in the Middle East since 2007. Tom is a certified chartered accountant (ACA), has an Executive MBA from CASS Business School and an Islamic Finance Qualification from the Securities & Investment Institute (SII).