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Wharton School of Business
Director of Financial Research, Wharton Alternative Investments Initiative

Ziad Sarkis is the director of Financial Research at the Wharton Alternative Investments Initiative. Prior to his current role, he worked for Zouk Capital, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Deloitte in the U.S. and EMEA regions. He advised private equity funds, family offices, and corporate groups on mergers, acquisitions, and capital market transactions. Ziad is a U.S. certified public accountant and holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (summa cum laude) from Arizona State University. He is fluent in Arabic, French, and English.

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*Private Equity: Investing and Creating Value *

Gain exposure to the strategies that private equity firms use to structure and finance a deal and create value for their investors. Understand the key drivers in private equity and gain confidence in evaluating investment opportunities.

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