Ramy El-Batrawi

Ramy El-Batrawi (Founder)

Founder of X, LLC, highly accomplished enterpreneur offering 35 years of experience in spearheading substantial business transactions, both nationally and on a global scale.

  • Business Transformations & Turnarounds
  • Deal Structuring
  • Strategic Planning
  • High-Level Negotiations
  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Driving Business Growth
  • Executive Leadership

Profile

Highly accomplished entrepreneur offering 25 years of experience in spearheading substantial business transactions, both nationally and on a global scale.

Structured and negotiated transactions with countless high-net-worth individuals and private equity funds spanning Adnan Khashoggi, Carl Ichan, Marvin Davis and The Yucaipa Companies.

Exceptional talents in creating influential bidding strategies, acquiring and growing companies in diverse industries, and executing major transactions which result in win-win outcomes for all parties.

Able to forge and leverage cohesive relationships with high-net-worth individuals, investment banks and private equity firms to expeditiously close transactions.

Excellent track record of delivering extraordinary revenue results while fostering, nurturing and maintaining highly cooperative business relationships, vital to formulating and executing consistently optimal financial results from each deal.

Able to analyze competitive activity, emerging products and services, and market trends to fuel international business development.
Possess considerable strengths in multimillion dollar P&L management and cultivating strategic partnerships.

Selected and awarded as 2006 Humanitarian of the Year by the Donald T. Sterling Foundation.

Chosen in 2000 to participate on the entrepreneurial panel in The Graduate Business Conference hosted by UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

Selected Transaction Experience

Established, launched and currently operate a consulting firm to negotiate transactions for mergers and acquisitions of closely held and public companies.

Structured $18B in equity and debt financing to support a bid for Vivendi Universal; aligned high-net-worth individuals consitng of Marvin Davis, Texas Pacific Group, Apax, Alen & Co, Carlyle Group, Bain Capital, Blackstone and other private equity firms for a total equity of $10B and secured debt financing of $8B from JP Morgan, Fleet Bank and Deutsche Bank.

Acquired Global Leasure Travel the parent company of several travel-rated organizations producing $220M in annual gross sales, and held full-scope accountability for staffing, P&L, sales management, marketing, compliance and eventual sale to Carl Icahn.

Successfully negotiated with The Yucaipa Companies, LLC (holding company) on behalf of Piccadilly Restaurant Investment Group, LLC to acquire the assets and ongoing operations of Piccadilly Cafeterias, Inc. pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Formed Era Aviation Investment Group, LLC to negotiate and win a bid for Era Aviation Inc., who operates the largest regional airline in Alaska.

Sourced and purchased Aloha Airlines pursuant to a Plan of Reorganization through Aloha Aviation Investment Group, LLC for a substantial equity investment with The Yucaipa Companies, LLC .

Negotiated and structured the financing for Telecom Pacific Investment, LLC to invest in the telecommunications industry.Within seven months, led the value of the company to grow by 53.6% over the original investment figure, and once annualized, yielded return of approximately 90% on the total sum invested.

Sourced and negotiated the purchase of Neways International for $700M.

Arranged equity and financing to launch Conscious Enlightenment and subsequently sold to Gaim.

Exercised purchasing savvy to acquire Phenforum website and subsequently sold to partner.

Purchased Gigbucks, merged three other similar companies and achieved profitable sale within six months.

Joined forces with investors to purchase Angrybirdsnow.com which generated revenue though advertising.

Championed company acquisition and led efforts to drastically grow Xerveo, LLC by 200% in one year.

Structured, negotiated and won accepted offer for the Red Rover Mine in Southern California.

GenesisIntermedia Inc., Chief Executive Officer from 1993 to 2001

Demonstrated well-developed leadership expertise as Chief Executive Officer, Director and Chairman of the Board of GenesisIntermedia Inc..Steered company to initial public offering in 1999 with total market cap reaching as high as $450M.

Strategically partnered with renowned businessman, Adnan Khashoggi, in facilitating and negotiating significant transactions between major global industrial companies and international governments.

Extensively analyzed, communicated and negotiated lucrative deals among Fortune 500 companies such as Lockheed Corporation, Carnival Cruise Lines Inc., Lonrho, Inc., McDonalds Corporation and Eastern Airlines.

Instrumental in Structuring multiple large transactions including a $12B pipeline deal in Sudan.

Additional Experience:

Owner and Operator of Nationwide Van Centers, Mars and Venus Counseling Centers, Inc., Genesis Aviation, Inc., Genesis Aviation II, Inc., Genesis Diversified, Growth Strategy Investments, LLC, Diversified Investment Group, LLC, X Natural Products, LLC (Xlife)

Investments, Inc., Sentient, Inc.,

Conversations with Monique Guild-Ramy El-Batrawi

Jun 12, 2008