Transactions Advisors Without Borders

Our transaction team adds experience from more than 100 countries.

Photo: Team members Kalba, Amyot and Olivier Alais with client in Burkina Faso

Kalba International has served as advisor on more than $35 billion of transactions across six continents, including direct M&A engagements and support of financial consultants, law firms and investment banking groups. Profiles of core members of our transaction team follow.

Dr. Kas Kalba  has advised on several multi-billion $ investments as well as numerous ones at the $ 10 million and above level, providing economic, competitive, regulatory, tendering and benchmarking inputs. He has also helped mobile operators win spectrum in Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States. Recently he led a PPP transaction advisory team in Africa.

Guylaine Amyot  is a media sector specialist, who has worked with broadcasters, cable TV and telecom operators, and governments on new ventures and initiatives in Canada, Comoros, France, Morocco, Senegal, Turkey and the United States. She holds degrees from HEC Paris and Boston University.

Steve Dujmovic  directs mobile and fixed network due diligence as well as operational projects involving LTE, 3G, IP Backbone, FTTx,  xDSL, WiMax and other technologies worldwide, including to date in Australia, Sweden, China, Myanmar, Jordan, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. He has also worked for Huawei and Nokia. 

John Kaufmam  has served in executive positions with mobile operators in Africa, Japan and the Middle East, filling operating and financial roles. He has dealt with mobile and fixed operator transactions in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. John holds an MBA (Finance) from New York University.

Frank Robert  brings extensive broadband network due diligence experience from Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. He has also advised telecom operators on operational strategy and technology planning, including assessing the tradeoffs between fiber-based and high-speed wireless networks.

Gabriel Solomon  specializes in the economic and fiscal effects of taxes on mobile equipment, services and devices. Until recently he served as VP Public Policy at GSMA, where he dealt with regulatory, policy and governance issues across Africa, Asia and the Americas. Gabriel holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Shaan Stevens  is an accountant and lawyer specializing in privatizations, corporatizations and Public Private Partnerships in telecom, banking and other sectors. His wide experience includes cases in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Samoa and Vanuatu as well as South Africa.

Avi Teitelman  adds experience in evaluating wireless and cable TV investments across Africa, Central America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Middle East. He has negotiated settlements with monopoly operators, led a TMT investment company, and brings extensive regulatory experience.

Our recent border crossings on transaction cases have involved Algeria, Argentina, Canada, Fiji, Germany, Ireland, Kenya, Malawi, Switzerland, Thailand and Timor-Leste.

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