June 2020: Update on recent developments for investors across East Africa
Our M&A lawyers advise on the full spectrum of public and private transactions from complex cross-border deals to strategic alliances. We understand the importance of focusing on the key value drivers and jurisdictional issues in M&A transactions, and this is where we concentrate our time and resources.
We have handled transactions in 120 countries around the world. Our team prides itself on its ability to find solutions and achieve results in difficult and challenging markets, and particularly in new and emerging markets.
We provide clients with an integrated approach and our M&A team is supported on transactions by our colleagues in regulatory and compliance, IP and technology, employment, tax, commercial, and EU and international competition in particular.
Our extensive disputes capability gives us perspective when assessing risk and advising on potential transactional problem areas.
Advising a global telecommunications carrier and network integrator on its cross border acquisition of a fellow network integrator including significant network assets in North America, Europe and Asia
Acting for leading listed UK electrocomponents distributor on the USD 130 million multi-jurisdictional acquisition of a carve-out business from US multilateral
Advising Insurance Australia Group in relation to its acquisition of a 30% stake in AAA Assurance Corporation, a Vietnamese non-life insurer
Acting for a major pharmaceutical distribution company in its China M&A transactions and PRC regulatory work
Advising a Hong Kong based investment holding company in connection with various M&A related transactions in its investment in a commercial bank in China, consumer bank in Indonesia and Thailand and upstream oil and gas interests in Indonesia
Advising Mumbai based Lipi Data Systems on its acquisition of PBT International, the UK's largest independent manufacturer of printer cartridges
Advising the Danish listed company PANDORA and leading manufacturer and retailer of hand-finished jewellery, on the regional aspects of its strategic acquisition of Pan ME A/S, a distributor of PANDORA jewellery in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and UAE
Advising Pandora, the Danish listed company and leading manufacturer and retailer of hand-finished jewellery, on the regional aspects of its strategic acquisition of Pan ME A/S, a distributor of Pandora jewellery in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and UAE.
Advising HSBC Private Equity (now known as Havenvest Private Equity) on the complete acquisition of Byrne Equipment Rental Group in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar for AED 210 million
Assisting on a Pan Gulf Cooperation Council due diligence exercise in relation to a structured IPO on AIM; subsequently advising a company listed on AIM, the Alternative Investment Market operated by the London Stock Exchange plc, and its nominated adviser, on the reverse takeover of its Qatari...
Advising a prominent business operating throughout the Middle East. This instruction comprised a substantial due diligence exercise into the various operating companies and advice on the legal and regulatory regime of Qatar, four Emirates in the UAE, KSA and Oman for the implementation of the...
Advising an Australian-based asset manager and SME operator in its acquisition of a regional educational training facility in Malaysia and Thailand.
Advising Wajihat Industrial Investment Co on its 100% acquisition of Tanhat Mining Co
Advising LeBLANC International Pte Ltd on the sale of 49% of the share capital of KSA based company, Al Babtain LeBlanc Telecommunications Systems Ltd Company to Al Babtain Power and Telecommunications Company. Described by HSBC Saudi Arabia as a "landmark transaction involving the first...
Advising Lamprell plc on its USD 366 million acquisition of Maritime Industrial Services (a public company takeover funded by a rights issue) including its operations in KSA
Advising Hyder Consulting plc on its acquisition of a majority stake in the industrial building division of SAK-EC (a leading KSA multidisciplinary engineering company)
Advising ACWA Holding on the disposal of 50% of coating and piping divisions to Welspun (a USD 3 billion group listed on BSE and NSE). ACWA Holding is the largest private provider of water in KSA.
Advising SCA Personal Care, a leading global supplier of branded personal care goods, on a joint venture with a GCC based company which included the simultaneous acquisition of business in KSA, Egpyt, Jordan and the UAE.
Advising on procedural and regulatory issues arising from sale by multinational insurer of its interests in KSA, Bahrain, UAE and Oman
Assiting a KSA private equity company on acquisitions of GCC companies, including the USD 82 million acquisition and financing of a UAE-based construction company
Advising the private equity arm of a major international bank on the USD 60 million acquisition of a well-known equipment hire business with operations in the KSA, Qatar and the UAE.
Advising a KSA airline on the unique divestment and privatisation of one of its wholly owned service providers
Acting for French and German manufacturers on the USD 1 billion merger and joint disposal of their business to a leading private equity house
Acting for an Italian trading group on the USD 200 million disposal of their worldwide logistics business
Advising an international investment vehicle on acquisition of approx. 30% of shareholdings in a major Russian manufacturer of power plants equipment
The Hachette Group, which is one of the UK's largest publishers, acquired Quercus Publishing plc, the publicly traded publisher of the hugely successful Millennium series by Stieg Larsson. Clyde & Co has represented Hachette in a number of acquisitions over the last 10 years
Advising independent schools, Universities and Colleges on the establishment of international campuses, securing of investment from local partners, joint venture and licensing and operating structures across the world.
Advising a Swiss investment fund Jacobs Holding AG on its acquisition of the Cognita global private schools group from KKR and Bregal. The deal is Jacobs Holding’s biggest UK takeover to date and is one of the largest global education transactions.