Dubai, UAE: deNovo Corporate Advisors LLC (“deNovo”), a leading independent corporate finance and M&A advisory firm in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) region, announced today a strategic alliance ("Strategic Alliance") with PJT Partners, a premier global advisory-focused investment bank.

deNovo and PJT Partners will collaborate to provide financial advisory services to large Middle East- based companies, sovereign wealth funds and family groups, including in connection with global firms looking to invest in the MENA region. In response to the growing international and global advisory needs of MENA-based clients, this Strategic Alliance will enable deNovo to expand its advisory capabilities internationally by providing access to PJT Partners’ leading global financial advisory capabilities across a variety of areas, including strategic advisory, liability management, shareholder advisory and restructuring services, while also connecting deNovo's clients to opportunities and sources of capital around the world.

May Nasrallah, Founder and Executive Chairman of deNovo, said, “We are excited to launch this strategic alliance with PJT Partners. This agreement will enable deNovo to broaden our global reach, better serve our clients’ growing international advisory needs, and expand our regional product services in areas such as restructuring. We pride ourselves on building long-term relationships with an unwavering commitment to deliver the highest quality professional service. PJT Partners share those values and together we look forward to providing enhanced services to clients regionwide.”

Paul J. Taubman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PJT Partners, said, “We are delighted to form this strategic alliance with deNovo as we look to expand our relationships with Middle Eastern companies, sovereign wealth funds and family offices. By aligning with deNovo, we will benefit from its strong regional presence, reputation for excellence and demonstrated track record of exceptional client service. We look forward to bringing our full suite of advisory capabilities and leading restructuring expertise to more clients in the region.”

About deNovo Corporate Advisors 

deNovo Corporate Advisors was founded in 2010 by May Nasrallah, a veteran global banker and previously the Head of Morgan Stanley Investment Banking in the Middle East and North Africa Region. Over the past ten years, deNovo has become a leading independent corporate finance and M&A advisory firm across the MENA region. The highly experienced senior team at deNovo have decades of world-class bulge-bracket pedigree and have been instrumental in the execution of a substantial number of transactions on behalf of our clients throughout the MENA region. We are proud to be a trusted advisor to numerous regional corporates, financial institutions, family groups and sovereign wealth funds in pursuing their strategic and financial advisory needs across the MENA region, and to international corporates and financial investors looking to acquire or invest in regional entities.

To learn more about deNovo, please visit our website at

About PJT Partners 

PJT Partners is a premier global advisory-focused investment bank. Our team of senior professionals delivers a wide array of strategic advisory, shareholder advisory, restructuring and special situations and private fund advisory and fundraising services to corporations, financial sponsors, institutional investors and governments around the world. We offer a unique portfolio of advisory services designed to help our clients achieve their strategic objectives. We also provide, through PJT Park Hill, private fund advisory and fundraising services for alternative investment managers, including private equity funds, real estate funds and hedge funds.

To learn more about PJT Partners, please visit our website at

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