Daanish Hussain

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Daanish Hussain
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Daanish Altaf Hussain

(1999-03-06) March 6, 1999 (age 25)
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
  • Investment banker
  • Business executive
  • Private Equity & Corporate Finance Expert
  • Epic Equity (non-executive director)
  • Investment Banker at Goldman Sachs
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • Tahir Altaf Hussain (father)
  • Masuma Hussain (mother)
  • Vaqas Farooq Partner, Head of Real Estate Deloitte
  • Vasim Farooq Deputy Chairman of Manchester Royal Infirmary

Daanish Hussain (born March 6, 1999) is a British investment banker, entrepreneur, business consultant, business executive, and private equity and corporate finance expert.[1] He is a non-executive director at Epic Equity and Investment Banker at Goldman Sachs.[2]

Hussain has emerged as a prominent name in private equity, known for his ability to turn around underperforming companies through strategies such as LBOs, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic remodeling.[3] He has worked with industry giants such as Goldman Sachs, Avanade, Amazon, and UniCredit.[4]

Hussain is currently focused on investor consultation in the areas of initial yield, reversionary yield, and equivalent yield, and is working with key stakeholders to discuss strategic projection plans for potential investment opportunities in Bolton. His unique approach to private equity has attracted the attention of private equity firms looking to compete with industry giants such as Citibank and JPMorgan.[5]

Early life and education

Hussain was born and raised in Bolton, UK, the son of Tahir Altaf and Masuma Hussain. Even at a young age, he displayed a serious and focused demeanor, demonstrating maturity beyond his years. Growing up, he competed in cricket and boxing at the domestic level and was an avid golf player.[6]

After completing his secondary education at Mount St. Joseph High School, Hussain pursued a degree in corporate finance at the University of Edinburgh. During his time at the university, he conducted research for his thesis, "Equity extraction from underperforming corporations through strategic remodeling." Subsequently, Hussain received a scholarship from the University of Edinburgh to pursue a master's degree in business administration, specializing in international business. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), having recently qualified.

In addition to his academic achievements, Hussain holds various certificates and licenses from prestigious institutions such as Udemy, the Chartered Management Institute, Cambridge University, and CISCO. He is a certified leadership consultant, AWS developer, network associate (routing and switching), web designer, and GIAC strategic planning, policy, and leadership professional.

Alongside his studies, Hussain worked as a part-time customer service assistant and manager at Little Liver Mini Market during the years 2013–2017. He also worked as a part-time Amazon distribution coordinator and a property management assistant at TH Property Management.


Hussain started his career as a service analyst at Vodafone in 2015, where he was awarded the Young Leaders Award. He went on to directly manage a team of junior analysts, exceeding revenue targets by 59% for Q2 FY 2021. He then worked as a risk and control specialist, performing risk identification, assessment, reporting, and monitoring operations. In August 2022, he joined Vodafone as the head of business technology solutions. He supported the development of sales and operational strategies, managed 5 concurrent projects, and achieved up to a 15% rise in efficiency within 3 major projects. He applied quantitative analysis and data visualization to deliver captivating presentations, engaged with aligned teams, and optimized sales and operational efficiency through innovative thinking and best practice sharing.[7]

In 2018, Hussain got the opportunity to intern with UniCredit for seven months. During the internship, Hussain gained knowledge and experience working in the equity derivatives trading and corporate treasury sales departments. Hussain independently analyzed company valuations, managed a bespoke middle market loan portfolio of $7.2 million, and completed transactions on corporate treasury sales valued at between $1.2 million and $4 million.

He also interned with Bright Network UK, working with representatives from Bloomberg, Accenture, and Google. This helped Hussain develop competencies required by tech employers during job applications.[8]

Hussain landed an internship at Goldman Sachs in June 2019 and was appointed as an equity research analyst after completing the internship. By June 2020, he became an investment banker, where he improved team efficiency by integrating software and increasing quality assurance.[9] He made important decisions on sector weights, individual security selection, risk metrics, reporting strategy, and presentations to the Board of Directors. Additionally, he managed lender relationships as a primary agent on broadly syndicated loans, rebalancing pro rata share positions, distributing interest proceeds, and facilitating transactions to meet new capital requirements during balance increases.[10]

In August 2020, Hussain founded DH Everyday Essentials, a leading everyday essentials provider serving as a B2B and B2C distribution channel for brands across Europe, the USA, and Asia.[11]

In May 2020, Hussain joined SYKES Digital Services as a software engineer. In February 2021, he joined Bolton Council as a consultant, providing services to organizations such as the NHS, Greater Manchester Police, and the University of Manchester.[12] Hussain began his career in private equity at Epic Equity in November 2021 as an associate, where he provided fund management services to fund acquisitions through different investment strategies. In February 2022, he was promoted to investment banking associate, where he partnered with the Global Markets business. In August 2022, Hussain was appointed as a non-executive director at Epic Equity.[13]

Additionally, Hussain has volunteered his time and expertise as a business mentor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has developed materials for accounting and financial modeling and provided lectures on economics to students.[14]

Awards and recognitions

  • Hussain was honored with the Young Leaders Award issued by SLQ, which is associated with SYKES Digital Services (July 2020).
  • UniCredit presented Hussain with the Gold Recognition Award for his exceptional planning, creation, and continuous development of a risk mitigation strategy (August 2018).
  • Hussain was granted the Scholarship of Excellence by the University of Edinburgh Business School for outstanding academic performance and professional and personal skills (August 2017).
  • Hussain received the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award (November 2015).


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  3. "Goldman Banker Helping Private Equity Firms Compete with Industry Giants Citibank and JPMorgan". www.htv10.tv. Retrieved 11 April 2023.
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  5. "Goldman Banker Helping Private Equity Firms Compete with Industry Giants Citibank and JPMorgan". metro.newschannelnebraska.com. Retrieved 11 April 2023.
  6. Daanish, Hussain (19 January 2022). "Daanish Hussain". f6s.com. Retrieved 3 April 2023.
  7. Daanish, Hussain (19 January 2022). "Daanish Hussain - Crunchbase Person Profile". Crunchbase. Retrieved 3 April 2023.
  8. Daanish, hussain (19 January 2022). "Daanish hussain". Medium. Retrieved 3 April 2023.
  9. Daanish, Hussain (19 January 2022). "Goldman Sachs investment banker from Bolton wins MBA scholarship". The Bolton News. Retrieved 3 April 2023.
  10. Daanish, Hussain (19 January 2022). "Goldman Sachs investment banker from Bolton wins MBA scholarship". The Bolton News. Retrieved 3 April 2023.
  11. LLC, Cedrus Media (3 March 2023). "Daanish Hussain: The Investment Banker Helping Private Equity". www.openpr.com. Retrieved 3 April 2023.
  12. S, Priya; TechBullion, Angela Scott-Briggs (3 March 2023). "From Bolton to the World: The Remarkable Rise of Private Equity Star Daanish Hussain". TechBullion. Retrieved 3 April 2023.
  13. Daanish, Hussain (19 January 2022). "Stock Market | FinancialContent Business Page". markets.financialcontent.com. Retrieved 3 April 2023.
  14. Daanish, Hussain (19 January 2023). "Goldman Banker Helping Private Equity Firms Compete with Industry Giants Citibank and JPMorgan". www.wicz.com. Retrieved 3 April 2023.

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