Oriana Abela Director | Transaction Advisory Services Malta +356 20931808 +356 79617141

Oriana is a Director at Grant Thornton engaged in the Transaction Advisory Services, a department specialising in corporate finance. She holds an honours degree in Accountancy from the University of Malta and is also ACCA qualified. In 2013, Oriana graduated from the University of Wales with distinction obtaining a Master in Finance, specialising in Mergers and Acquisitions.

As a Director at Grant Thornton, Oriana leads capital markets and due diligences. Through Prospects MTF, a multi-trading facility of the Malta Stock Exchange, Oriana has raised a total of €31 million for Orion Finance p.l.c., Klikk Finance p.l.c., AST Group p.l.c., AgriHoldings p.l.c., Luxury Living Finance p.l.c., D Shopping Malls p.l.c., and FES Finance p.l.c. With respect to the due diligences, Oriana managed several buy-side and sell-side due diligence for clients operating in the telecommunications industry, banking/stock broking industry, real estate industry, automobile industry and transportation industry. Oriana has also managed cross-border due diligences, both when foreign companies acquired Maltese companies, as well as a foreign companies during her secondment in Milan.

Prior to joining Grant Thornton in 2015, Oriana worked at two leading Big 4 companies in Malta, whereby she was involved in a variety of corporate finance engagements, servicing clients mainly  in the real estate, telecommunications, utility, retail, gaming, insurance and beverage industry, both in the private and public sector in relation to a number of different assignments including but not limited to buy-side and vendor cross-border due diligence assignments, purchase price allocation assignments, raising of finance on the stock market, feasibility studies/financial projections, debt restructuring, strategic review, valuations of business and equity share capital, impairment review/assessment in relation to investment properties owned by various companies in Malta and review of the pension provision and assistance with any necessary settlement offers.

Oriana has also delivered several training sessions in corporate finance and securitisation to university students, excel at beginning, intermediate and advanced level as well as training on financial modelling, raising finance and due diligences.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting - University of Malta
  • ACCA
  • Masters in Finance, specialising in Mergers and Acquisitions – University of Wales