WHO WE ARE
Specialists in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and advisory services.
AHV Associates is an award-winning boutique investment bank, with a proven track record of success spanning over 20 years of experience. We work as trusted advisors to help you overcome your challenges and achieve your strategic goals, through personalised guidance and bespoke financial services.
AHV was founded by Andrew Harrington and Hanif Virji in 2001, to support privately-owned businesses with expert guidance and advisory services.
Andrew and Hanif have been friends since working together at Barclays de Zoete Wedd in 1988. During that time, they accumulated great experience working at Barclays and other large investment banks such as Salomon Brothers, JP Morgan, and Lazard.
AHV was initially established as a sector-agnostic corporate finance firm. However, in 2013, AHV achieved great success with a 75.5% stake sale of Club La Costa’s resort management business to Interval Leisure Group (currently Marriott Vacations Worldwide, NYSE: VAC). Since then, our client base has been almost equally divided between hospitality and various other sectors.
HOW WE'LL SUPPORT YOU
By working with us here at AHV, you’ll gain the support of an experienced, dedicated team working tirelessly to help you meet your strategic goals.
This begins by getting to know each other, as we believe in building close long-term relationships with all our clients to ensure we achieve success. Ideally, we’ll begin working together from an early stage, usually several months or even years away from a transaction. This allows us to get to know your business prior to any formal engagement, understand your challenges and objectives, and offer preliminary guidance to help you make the best possible decisions.
Developing a deep and trusting relationship with you at such an early stage is crucial to securing the maximum value from your eventual transaction.
Our advisors will work with you closely, as an extension of your team, allowing you to focus on doing your job while we look after the future of your business. We’ll work together to develop a bespoke strategy designed to meet your specific requirements.
We pride ourselves on giving objective and honest advice, and will always recommend what’s best for you, even if that means advising against a transaction.
Testament to the effectiveness of this approach is the fact that many of our existing clients were brought to us on the recommendation of previous satisfied clients.
THE PERFECT PARTNER
Whether you need support with mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, or other advisory services, we’re here to help you turn your next business opportunity into a life-changing transaction.
Here’s why you should choose us:
Experience – We bring over 20 years of experience and success.
Expertise – We have a proven track record in the hospitality sector, as well as other industries.
Approach – We take a client-centric approach, prioritising your needs and only focusing on a small number of exclusive engagements at a time.
Market Insights – Our team works tirelessly to stay ahead of the latest market insights, trends, and events.
Network – We’ve built an extensive global network of contacts and partners, including businesses and private investment firms.
Trusted Services – All our relationships are built on trust, and we pride ourselves on serving as long-term financial advisors for most of our clients.