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Mergers & Acquisitions

Significant matters of the M&A practice include advising:

  • The Coca-Cola Company in the acquisition of half the stake in Aujan brands in 9 countries for USD 980 million, the largest ever inward investment by a multinational corporation into the Middle East consumer market.
  • Drake & Scull International PJSC in the acquisition of substantial equity in three group contracting companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait.
  • TVM Capital in the acquisition of a stake in an Abu Dhabi health care entity by a fund under management of TVM Capital.
  • Landmark Investments SARL in the acquisition of shares and certain assets of Awwal Fitness Ltd and assets of its branch in Bahrain.
  • Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC in the acquisition of a controlling interest of a financial house.
  • Dubai Financial Market PJSC in the acquisition of a controlling interest in NASDAQ Dubai, a stock exchange registered and operating in the Dubai International Financial Centre.
  • Ford  and  Jaguar  Land  Rover  in  connection  with  the  restructure  and implementation of the sale of its Middle Eastern assets to Tata Group.
  • Ithmar Capital in the acquisition of a substantial stake in a major healthcare operator in the UAE.
  • Qatar First Investment Bank in the acquisition of a controlling interest of Emirates National Plastic Group, a major UAE manufacturing conglomerate.