Principal, General Counsel
Mr. Khayat is General Counsel & Principal of the SAF Group and its related entities. In this capacity, Mr. Khayat oversees all legal matters pertaining to the SAF Group and its operations, and is involved in negotiating, structuring and executing transactions.
Mr. Khayat has over five years experience in investment banking and private equity, co-founding Trimaven Capital Advisors Inc (and affiliated entities) and primarily overseeing the firm’s private equity capital markets business. Prior to Trimaven, Mr. Khayat practiced law with McCarthy Tetreault (Toronto, Mergers & Acquisitions) and internationally with Norton Rose (Dubai, Debt Capital Markets). Prior to law, Mr. Khayat served in a Corporate Banking role, underwriting and managing credit products, with a global bulge bracket bank.
Mr. Khayat holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Distinction) from the University of Toronto, a Juris Doctor from University of Western Ontario, and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business (Dean’s List)