Dani Abdallah

Associate, London

Dani Abdallah

Associate, London

“The firm prides itself on providing an excellent service to a very high standard; from the most senior Partner to the most junior member of the team, each individual has an integral role to play in delivering a quality product”

Joined Arma in 2015 and has since worked on various transactions across the Software, Communications and Financial Technology verticals. Studied Computer Science at University College London, and MSc Finance at Imperial College London.

Why Arma

One of the main reasons I decided to join Arma is because of the firm’ focus on M&A and TMT, which coming from a computer science background, proved to be a key selling point for me. At a lot of the bigger banks, you often don’t end up working in your preferred industry group. Arma’s outstanding M&A track record and impressive deal flow ensured that I could gain a wealth of relevant transaction experience in a short space of time.

The Team

There is a very collegial, welcoming and supportive environment within the team. You really learn a lot and develop your skills every day, both from senior colleagues and by working closely with a wide range of companies within the technology ecosystem. Arma is also one of the most diverse firms I’ve worked at, with colleagues from many different nationalities and educational backgrounds, ensuring a rich culture on the floor. The firm prides itself on providing an excellent service to a very high standard; from the most senior Partner to the most junior member of the team, each individual has an integral role to play in delivering a quality product.

Standout moment

A key moment for me was working on the recapitalisation of IRIS Software by Hg and ICG, for an enterprise value of $1.7 billion, making it one of largest private equity backed software transactions in the UK. I was involved in all phases of the transaction, from helping prepare the marketing materials, company operating model, and supporting the company in all aspects of the diligence phase.