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Olamide Ajibesin CPA, MBA Managing Director - Transaction Advisory Services
Lami Ajibesin, CPA, MBA is a Managing Director and Leader of Transaction Advisory Services at Anchin. Prior to joining Anchin, Lami was a Director at Duff & Phelps, and was in the deal advisory practice of KPMG LLP.
She has a passion for driving financial diligence and profitability in high functioning companies and serves as advisor to C-suite executives and their boards of directors. Lami’s transaction size experience ranges from middle-market to those exceeding $1B. She has a diversified deal portfolio, including both buy-side and sell-side M&A private equity deals, strategic investments for private and publicly traded companies, infrastructure finance and credit transactions.
Lami has executed more than 200 deals in a variety of industries, including consumer products (retail, beauty, food & beverage); technology, media, and telecom (TMT); energy (E&P/Oil and Gas, Power); industrials and financial services. She has advised on over $15 billion worth of private equity, strategic investments and secondary transactions including both LP-focused and GP-led mandates.
Lami is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She is passionate about community involvement and is a member of the board of trustees at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. She is also a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, International Society of Female Professionals and The Secured Finance Network.
Lami received her MBA in finance from the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business and her B.S. in accounting from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.
Lami is a recipient of numerous awards and accolades in the deal community. She was awarded a top USA women leader & dealmaker by Global M&A network and named a 2021 “Top 25 Most Influential Woman in Middle market M&A” by Mergers & Acquisitions’ MiddleMarket.com magazine and “40 under 40” Emerging Leader by the M&A Advisor. She was included on the list of Most Notable Woman in Accounting & Consulting by Crain’s New York Business for the last three consecutive years. She is a frequent speaker and has been featured as an expert on various topics such as IPOs, M&A and private equity investments on Yahoo Finance, Cheddar TV and other major US media outlets.