High Returns through Proactive Investment in Asymmetric Opportunities
Zafar Karim, Executive Chairman
Zafar Karim, Executive Chairman, brings over two decades of investment banking and financial experience, including growing companies, turning around companies, restructurings, financial strategy and investment and risk management to Legendary.
Zafar served as a board member and consultant for several companies, particularly in relation to their financial, investment and risk strategies. From 1994 to 2002, Zafar worked in the investment banking division of N M Rothschild. He started his career in 1990 with the investment banking division of Salomon Brothers.
Zafar has an M.A. from the University of Cambridge, UK.
Thomas Reuner, Executive Director
Thomas Reuner is an experienced strategy consultant. His deep understanding of the dynamics of the IT and telecommunications sectors comes from senior positions with IDC in Germany and with Gartner, NelsonHall and KPMG Consulting in the United Kingdom. Thomas’s expertise lies in investment research, evaluating and formulating business and IT strategy and analysing technology adoption.
Thomas has a PhD from the University of Göttingen in Germany.
Working together Zafar and Tom use their investment banking and management consultancy, contacts, experience and skills to source, make, grow and exit investments.
Legendary makes investments in all sectors including technology, energy and natural resources, specifically in businesses and opportunities with the potential for substantial asymmetric capital appreciation. The focus is primarily on high growth companies, although investments may be made in anticipation of receiving dividends.
Investments may be structured primarily using equity, although debt or derivatives may be used where appropriate. In cases in which leverage is used, it is expected to be limited to 100 percent of the gross asset value of Legendary at the time of the investment. Dependent on the nature and size of the investments, the Company may take a passive or active role in the investments. Typically, investments will be held for between two and seven years, but may be held for other periods as appropriate.
Legendary does not have an investment manager.