John Porter joins Dalma Capital to lead its investment banking practice from Dubai

DUBAIWATER, September 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dalma Capital today announced that John Porter joined the firm to lead its Investment Banking Advisory practice.

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Porter spent his more than 25-year career at Morgan Stanley and Renaissance Capital, where he held several senior positions, including as Morgan Stanley’s Chief Financial Officer for the Middle East and Africa and establishing the Bombay Wall Street bank office. He also served as Chief Commercial Officer of Renaissance Capital, where he expanded the firm’s capital raising, capital markets, financial advisory, IPO and emerging markets capabilities.

At Dalma Capital, Porter will lead a growing investment banking team as the firm continues to focus on large-scale international financing transactions across all industries.

Mishal Kanoo, Board Member and Spokesperson of Dalma Capital, said: “Our investment banking practice is a strategic pillar for Dalma Capital and the group. This appointment will help Dalma leverage its global capabilities as a dubai increasingly becoming a hub of investment banking.”

About Dalma Capital:

Dalma Capital Management Limited is a global alternative investment management platform and advisor with strong investment banking and asset management capabilities. Founded in 2011 and based in the Dubai International Financial Centre, Dalma Capital is one of DIFC’s fastest growing independent financial services firms. Dalma Capital is authorized and supervised by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (the “DFSA”) under a category 3c prudential license.

About John Porter

John Porter worked at Morgan Stanley in London, New York and Asia between 1991 and 2008, holding various positions including Managing Director, Head of Financing Middle East and AfricaHead of UK Capital Markets, Deputy Head of UK Investment Banking, Head of Africa. He established the Morgan Stanley office in Bombay under the supervision of Vikram Pundit, later CEO of Morgan Stanley and then Citigroup.

John joined Renaissance Capital in 2008, then moved to Moscow between 2008 and 2017. He led the finance group, leading over 100 closed deals for the firm during the period. Most recently held the title of Chief Business Officer. He has also worked in several IPOs and secondary offerings such as Depa (DIFX) and Tabreed convertible bond, lasminute.com the first $1 billion of pre-revenue business on the LSE, Burbery and Carphone Warehouse on the LSE, and Safaricom which remains the largest locally listed IPO on Africa and the first history of “Fintech” capital markets on the back of a fledgling mPesa.

John has also been a board member and treasurer of Harm Reduction International since 2021, a leading UK public health and health policy NGO.

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