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Sara Abbasi

Associate, M&A and Corporate Governance Advisory, IHS Markit

Sara Abbasi is an Associate within the M&A and Corporate Governance Advisory team at IHS Markit, based in London.

Ms. Abbasi has worked on projects involving ESG and governance risk assessments, proxy solicitation and M&A campaigns for leading banks and companies mainly in (but not limited to) the French, German and UK markets, with an aim to maximise shareholder participation.

Ms. Abbasi has a strong background in journalism and communication, which she is able to use during proxy solicitation and M&A campaigns to create key communications materials for investors on behalf of clients. She has previously utilised communications strategies during contested campaigns to understand investor sentiment, convey key messages to the investor base, encourage shareholder engagement, thus increasing support for clients. Prior to joining the team, Ms. Abbasi worked in the proxy solicitation team at D.F. King Ltd, where the UK was her core market. She has worked on campaigns for Santander, Lloyds, Imperial Brands, L'Oreal, among others.

Ms. Abbasi has a Master's degree in Journalism, Media and Globalisation (University of Hamburg) and a Bacherlor's degree in English and German Literature (University of Warwick).

  • Financial Services
  • Corporate Governance
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

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