Serge Vidal has 15 years of experience in accounting and investment banking at leading firms and has delivered courses for global financial institutions in the City of London and around the world, in the areas of corporate finance, valuation (industrials and banks), financial modeling, M&A, LBO, financial accounting, capital markets, bank regulatory capital, financial risks, both in English and French. Serge began his career as a credit analyst at Banque Continentale in Luxembourg, where he conducted credit analyses for short and long-term credits and participations in loan syndications. He then worked as a senior auditor for Deloitte & Touche in Luxembourg, auditing and preparing financial statement for a variety of banks, insurance, investment funds, venture capital and commercial companies.

Serge continued his career in investment banking at Citigroup (ex-Salomon Smith Barney) in London and New York where he worked on variety of M&A, LBO and debt offerings, mainly for financial services clients. Serge was involved in the EUR 20 billion public offer of Crédit Lyonnais by Crédit Agricole, one of the largest European banking transactions. Serge then worked as a vice-president in the internal M&A Department of Barclays Bank in London where his experience included the acquisition of ABSA for US $5 billion, one of the leading South African banks, the purchase of ING Private Banking in France and the failed acquisition of Banco Atlantico in Spain.

Recently, Serge was a director in the Investment Banking Department of Commercial International Bank (CIB), the largest non-government bank in Egypt, where he has successfully completed several transactions including two sell-side M&A, one follow-on equity offering and a delisting. He worked extensively with leading sovereign wealth funds, private equity firms and prominent families in the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Serge has an MBA in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management in Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the International Management Institute of Paris. Serge also holds Series 7 and Series 63 US licenses.

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