Houssem Kheder

Co-founder, Managing Partner at Emergence Partners

Tunis, Tunisia


Investment professional with solid experience and track record in private equity and M&A across MENA region. Entrepreneurial mind coupled with strong analytical capabilities and leadership skills. Private investor.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 17 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Consumer Durables and Apparel Consumer Services Food, Beverage and Tobacco Health Care Household and Personal Products


Skilled in: Financial Due Diligence, Bolt-on acquisitions, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Buy-and-Build, Value Creation & Enhancement, Private Equity & Growth Capital, Sell-side M&A

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Bloomberg, Capital IQ

Languages: Arabic, English, French

Work Experience

Emergence Partners

Co-founder, Managing Partner



- Now

Emergence Partners is an M&A advisory firm with a special focus on MENA region • Successfully built a reputed and trusted firm (member of M&A Worldwide, a leading M&A firms network: w-a-worldwide.com) • Successfully sourced and executed several M&A deals, debt raising and strategic advisory assignments with total value exceeding USD 350m • Advising leading international PE funds investing in the region • Please see emergence-partners.com for references

M&A Worldwide




- Now

M&A Worldwide is a global network of 43 leading advisory firms present in 39 countries. Members have come together to work on client cross-border activities such as mergers, acquisitions, company sales and other corporate finance projects. At the end of 2017, the alliance registered and completed more than 339 successful deals that brought a total value of over 3.6 billion USD.


Investment Director- BoD member



- 30/6/2013

Advisor to CEO and Board of directors member - Promo Invest is a holding company with AUM of more than USD 300m controlling 26 companies active in several sectors (energy, construction, agri-business, logistics, real estate, etc.)


Private Equity Investment Manager



- 31/12/2011

USD 220m Consumer goods PE fund covering MENA region and Turkey. Sourced several investment opportunities in North Africa and co-led deal sourcing in Turkey Successfully completed four Private Equity transactions in MENA region, USD 80m invested Managed team of interns and analysts in assessing opportunities Led several internal initiatives: financial modeling guidelines, corporate brand building, cost-cutting plan reducing communication and travel costs by more than 30%, etc.





- 31/1/2007

Missions of Statement of Accounts, audit of: Total Petro Chemicals, AstraZeneca, Vinci, etc

UBS Investment Bank

Equity Research Intern



- 31/12/2004

Equity research team Performed equity research notes on french equities


emlyon business school



- 31/1/2004

University of Bradford



- 31/1/2005

IHEC Carthage




- 1/3/2003