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									Middle East M&A and
Private Equity Practice




King & Spalding’s Middle East M&A and Private Equity Practice consists of              King & Spalding
more than 10 lawyers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh who are dedicated to               ranked among
understanding and achieving their clients’ objectives using a practical, problem-      the top 15 legal
solving approach. The Practice draws on the firm’s deep industry experience in         advisers for mergers
areas such as energy and infrastructure, real estate, healthcare and life sciences,
                                                                                       and acquisitions
business services and technology, telecommunications and Islamic finance. King
& Spalding is a leader in Islamic finance and investment.
                                                                                       in the Middle East
                                                                                       over the past three
King & Spalding is consistently ranked highly among law firms most involved in         years according to
mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions in the Middle East. Chambers       a report published
Global 2008, 2009 and 2010 recognize King & Spalding’s corporate practice as           in February 2009
among the best throughout the Middle East.                                             in Legal Week. The
                                                                                       report credits the
King & Spalding lawyers have been involved in many high-profile transactions in        firm with 18 deals
the GCC and throughout the MENASA region in the last three years. Our
                                                                                       totalling $4.834
lawyers in the region have led multi-office deal teams on major transactions from
our Middle East offices.                                                               billion in value.

Our clients include Islamic and conventional financial institutions, venture capital
and private equity funds, merchant and investment banks and family investment
companies.

Representative clients include:
   • Abraaj Capital
   • Addax Bank
   • Al Rajhi Capital
   • Arcapita Bank B.S.C.(c)
   • Eastgate Capital Group
   • First Energy Bank
   • HBG Management Partners
   • Jadwa Investment
   • Mubadala Infrastructure Partners Fund
   • Seera Investment Bank




Middle East M&A and Private Equity Practice                                            www.kslaw.com
                      Representative Private Equity/M&A Matters:
                          • Representation of Jadwa Investment in its acquisition of a substantial
                            minority interest in Gulf Union Foods Company, a Saudi based
                            manufacturer of juices and other beverages and in its acquisition of a
                            30% interest in Saudi Aramco Lubricating Refinery (awarded “the ‘Most
                            Innovative’ Deal of the Year” by Euromoney Islamic Finance Awards in
                            2009).
                          • Representation of First Energy Bank in its acquisition of a controlling
                            interest in Cosmos Industrial Investment Corporation B.S.C.(c), a
                            Bahraini based investment company and the co-developer of a polysilicon
                            project in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
                          • Representation of Arcapita Bank B.S.C.(c) and Al Rajhi Capital in
                            their acquisition from Savola Group of a grocery distribution warehouse
                            in Saudi Arabia, and in the related leaseback of the warehouse to Azizia
                            Panda.
                          • Representation of MI-SWACO in its acquisition of a controlling interest
                            in a Libyan-based oilfield services company.
                          • Representation of TAIB Bank B.S.C. (a Bahraini listed company) in
                            a sale of a controlling interest to Dubai Financial LLC (a subsidiary of
                            Dubai Holding).
                          • Representation of Fontera in its acquisition of all of SADAFCO’s shares
                            in Saudi New Zealand Milk LLC, a producer of dairy products in Saudi
                            Arabia.
                          • Representation of Gulf Cap in its US$450 buyout of Dalma Energy
                            L.L.C., a UAE-based operator of oil drilling rigs with operations
                            throughout the region and the associated US$320 million non-recourse
                            financing.
                          • Representation of Injaz Projects, the Al Hokair Group, the Al Fozan
                            Group and Newrest in their successful bid for and acquisition of an
                            interest in the Saudi Arabian Airlines catering business.
                          • Representation of Al Muhaidib and ACWA Power in their successful bid
                            for and acquisition of an interest in the Saudi Arabian Airlines cargo and
                            ground handling business.
                          • Representation of Eastgate Capital Group in its acquisition of
                            an interest in Sigma Pharmaceuticals, a manufacturer of generic
                            pharmaceuticals in Egypt and in its acquisition of an interest in Avendus
                            Capital, a financial-services company in India.
                          • Representation of a consortium led by the Al Romaizan Group
                            in the acquisition of a controlling interest in Cambodia Advance
                            Telecommunications Company, a Cambodia based operator of mobile
                            phones service.
                          • Representation of Seera Investment Bank (f/k/a United International
                            Bank) in its acquisition of a controlling interest in Kosan Crisplant
                            Holding A/S, a Denmark-based filler and distributor of liquefied propane
                            gas cylinders.
                          • Representation of Swicorp in its acquisition of a controlling interest
                            in Mosvold Middle East Jackup, a company with contracts for jack-up
Contacts                    drilling rigs to be deployed in the Arabian Gulf region.
Benjamin R. Newland
bnewland@kslaw.com
+971 4 377 9902

Wael M. Wahbeh
wwahbeh@kslaw.com
+971 4 377 9911
+971 2 652 3409


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