In a world increasingly defined by the tension between internationalism and nostalgic nationalism, it is imperative for companies to strike the right balance.

Mustafa Riffat


Mustafa advises clients on business critical and reputational situations, with extensive experience in complex cross-border M&A transactions, crisis, capital markets and international profile-raising matters. He is also a member of the firm’s global financial institutions group.

He joined Brunswick after a career in investment banking, most recently working in Fixed Income Sales at Nomura. Prior to this, he worked as a Debt Capital Markets banker within Citigroup’s Investment Banking Division. He received a BA with a major in Economics and concentration in Middle East and Asian Languages and Culture from Columbia University, as well as an MBA from Columbia Business School. He is a founding member of the next generation board of the Brookings Institution and a member of Chatham House. He was selected as a “Next America Fellow” by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and was named a 40 Under 40 Emerging Leader by M&A Advisor.

While at Brunswick, he has worked on major cross-border and domestic transactions including Alibaba Group’s $25 billion IPO, Dell and Silver Lake’s $67 billion combination with EMC and Actavis’ $70.5 billion acquisition of Allergan. He has also advised global companies including BNP Paribas, General Electric and Silver Lake, in addition to counseling on other event-driven engagements.