ZA Capital Advisory is a boutique Financial Advisory Firm based at Dhaka, Bangladesh and focused on both Money Market and Capital Market opportunities.
Established in 2015, ZA Capital Advisory is offering best in class strategic and financial solutions to corporate and institutional clients in Bangladesh. As a strategic partner for corporate and institutional clients, we offer advisory services in finance and investment, fundraising through both debt and equity instruments, corporate restructuring, financial planning and solutions.
Our core focus areas include Advisory for Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project, M&A and Corporate Advisory, fund raising through both Debt and Equity in various stages including Venture Capital, Valuation Advisory and Pre-IPO readiness Advisory.
Our team comprises of professionals with years of advisory and investment banking experience. Our team always thrive for the excellence through offering innovative financial solutions with the experiences of operating in diversified areas of investment banking.
We believe in building enduring relationships with our clients through cost effective and innovative solutions leveraging our strong transaction experience and in developing win-win strategies that create long term value for all stakeholders.
Comprehensive, yet nimble footed, we leverage on our wide network in the both local and international financial markets, exposure in various sectors and strong understanding of regulatory issues to offer optimum solutions to our valued clients.
As the Founder, Zahedul Arefin provides strategic leadership to advisory services. He has more than 17 years of experience in Project and Corporate Finance, PPP Advisory, Private Equity, Public Issue Management, M&A, Corporate Advisory, Financial Derivatives and Foreign Exchange Trading and Sales.
Among many onshore and cross-border deals, some of the notable transactions to his credit include; Bid Advisory and Corporate Advisory of Dhaka By-pass PPP Project, Demutualization of Dhaka Stock Exchange (official author of the Demutualization Scheme and leader of the team doing the official Valuation of the Exchange for potential investors), leader of the Financial Advisory team to the Dhaka Elevated Expressway Project (the first project under PPP rules and the largest commercial project in Bangladesh), lead the Issue Management of the largest ever Rights Issue in Bangladesh and First ever derivatives deals in Bangladesh in all three asset classes- FX, rates and commodity.
Prior to founding ZA Capital Advisory, he was the Director & Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking of BRAC EPL Investments Limited. He was holding various senior level positions in Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh in their Financial Markets business, his last position was the Head of CBMS, Bangladesh and Nepal.
The management of ZA Capital Advisory has extensive experience of numerous Capital Markets and Money Market Transactions involving stakeholders from various geographical jurisdiction in different products and sectors.
Corporate Advisory is one of the key areas of expertise of our Management team. Our Management team executed several notable advisory transactions in Bangladesh. Members of our Management team executed the advisory deals in the best conditions and within the minimum time frame by utilizing their extensive experience and professional networks. Our Management team has also quite a long history in executing M&A deals in Bangladesh.
Some of the notable advisory executed by our Management Team during their career:
There are few notable private equity transaction executed in Bangladesh and members of our Management team are active part of the execution team though Venture Capital and Private Equity investment is still new terms in Bangladesh financial markets. Our team members also have experience in executing several large IPO’s in Bangladesh. Some of the notable deals are:
Our Management team has experience in executing energy and infrastructure deals in Bangladesh. Members of the Management team have hands on experience in completing power plant deals from bid preparation to winning the competitive bidding to financial closer. Some of the major transactions where our members of our Management team were actively involved are:
Our Management team has a long history of raising capital through debt instruments. Team has arranged substantial amount of fund through local loan syndication, foreign loan and corporate bonds in their previous organizations. Our Management team has the reputation of arranging funds at the best possible rates and closing the deals within the shortest possible time period. Some of the milestone deals executed by our management team in their previous organizations are:
Treasury and Financial Derivatives
Our Management team has also got exposure in money market and structuring financial derivatives for Bangladeshi companies. Our Founder and CEO executed many “the First of its kind” derivatives deals in Bangladesh while he was serving at Financial Markets of Standard Chartered Bank. Some of the notable money market deals are: