June 2020: Update on recent developments for investors across East Africa
Our private equity team provides clients with advice across the lifetime of an investment, from making investment decisions through to developing post-investment growth strategies. We assist investee companies, management and private equity investors on investment transactions including venture capital, buy-outs and secondary buyouts.
Our experience means we are one step ahead, anticipating potential issues whilst helping our clients realise their business objectives.
We have close working relationships with a number of private equity providers, corporate finance advisors and other intermediaries, so we can provide balanced advice reflecting key concerns and objectives from each of the parties.
Our strong sector approach enhances our ability to give transactional advice, ensuring we achieve the best results for our clients and deliver excellent value for money.
Advising a private equity entity based in Canada on the Middle Eastern aspects of the global acquisition of Kodak’s health imaging business for USD 2.35 billion
Partner John Chrisman acted for Kotak Mahindra, Axis Capital, Citigroup Global Markets India, Morgan Stanley India, HDFC Bank, SBI Capital Markets, ICICI Securities and IDFC Securities in the USD181.5 million initial public offering of RBL Bank Limited including a Rule 144A offering in the...
Partner John Chrisman acted for Barclays Bank, Kotak Mahindra and Motilal Oswal in the USD130 million qualified institutional placement of Dewan Housing Finance including a private placement in the United States. (2015)
Advising HSBC Private Equity (now Havenvest Private Equity) on the complete acquisition of Byrne Equipment Rental Group in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar for AED 210 million
Advising Amwal AlKhaleej, a Saudi-based private equity firm on a number of investments including, the acquisition of two major investment banks and a media company
Assisting a KSA private equity company on numerous corporate transactions involving GCC companies, including the USD 82 million acquisition of a UAE-based construction company.Assisting a KSA private equity company on numerous corporate transactions involving GCC companies, including the USD 82...
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 leading KSA-based private equity fund on a USD 225 million acquisition of a 49% stake in a large GCC multi-use development
Advising on a USD 1 billion global review of the business interests of a high profile group operating in 10 jurisdictions and comprising over 70 companies across various industries including telecoms, banking, healthcare, hospitality, distribution and large scale property development. We also...
Advising a USD 550 million UAE venture capital fund in relation to several investment agreements. This included advice on the subscription agreements between the fund and various UAE based target companies, on issues relating to the management of the fund and on the formation of the fund...
Advising Rasmala Investment Bank Ltd in relation to the structure, establishment and implementation of two Shariah compliant private equity funds worth USD 350 million, which were established in a parallel fund structure
Advising M'Sharie and its controlling shareholder, Dubai Investments, on the successful private placement of 40% of its shares with selected institutional investors across the GCC Investments fund structure
Advising Onex Partners, a private equity entity based in Canada, on the Middle Eastern aspects of the glonal acquisition of Kodak's health imaging business for USD 2.35 billion
Head of Banking & Finance for Greater China