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									Middle East Private Equity &
Investment Funds Practice
A Global Practice

King & Spalding’s Private Equity Practice Group consists of more than 75 lawyers        King & Spalding’s
in offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh (affiliated office), London, Frankfurt,          Corporate Practice
New York, Houston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Atlanta who are                  in the Middle East
dedicated to understanding and achieving their clients’ objectives using a practical,   is ranked as one of
problem-solving approach.
                                                                                        the top practices
The practice draws on these lawyers’ extensive experience in fund formation,
                                                                                        by “Chambers
mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance, Islamic finance, corporate finance, tax    Global: The World’s
and restructuring, as well as the firm’s deep industry experience in areas such as      Leading Lawyers
energy and natural resources, real estate, technology, financial services,              for Business,” 2008
telecommunications, healthcare and life sciences.                                       edition.
Full Service
King & Spalding assists its clients through the complete life cycle of their
investment activities including:
    •	 Fund formation
    •	 Structuring, negotiation and execution of leveraged acquisitions and other
       investments, including on a Shari’ah-compliant basis
    •	 Ongoing portfolio company representation and support
    •	 Implementation of exit strategies such as divestitures, public offerings and

Regional Representation
King & Spalding’s clients include private equity and venture capital funds, hedge
funds, individual private investors and a variety of other sources of capital.
Representative regional clients include:
   •	 Abraaj Capital
   •	 Addax Bank B.S.C.(c)
   •	 Arcapita Bank B.S.C.(c)
   •	 Carlyle MENA Partners, L.P.
   •	 Dubai Capital Group
   •	 Dubai International Capital LLC
   •	 Eastgate Capital Group
   •	 Gulf Investment Corporation
   •	 Jadwa Investment Co.
   •	 SHUAA Capital Saudi Arabia

Private Equity & Investment Funds Practice
                     Representative Regional Matters

                        •	 Representation of Seera	in its acquisition of a controlling interest in Kosan
                           Crisplant Holding A/S, a Danish company and provider of liquefied propane
                           gas cylinders.
                        •	 Representation of Eastgate	Capital	Group in its acquisition of Avendus
                           Capital, an Indian financial services business.
                        •	 Representation of Swicorp	Joussour	Company in its acquisition of
                           Mosvold Middle East Jackup Ltd.
                        •	 Representation of Jadwa	Investment	Co. in its acquisition of ExxonMobil’s
                           30% interest in the Saudi Aramco Lubricating Oil Refinery.
                        •	 Representation of GulfCap	Group	Limited in its US$446 million leveraged
                           buyout of Dalma Energy LLC, a UAE-based operator of oil drilling rigs.
                        •	 Representation of a consortium led by	Arabian	Company	for	Water	and	
                           Power	Development	(ACWA) and Al	Muhaidib	Holdings in connection
                           with the US $660 million privatization of the cargo business of Saudi Arabian
                        •	 Representation of TAIB	Bank	B.S.C.(c) in its sale of a controlling interest
                           to Dubai Financial, a subsidiary of Dubai Holding.
                        •	 Representation of Injaz	Projects,	Al	Hokair	Group,	Al	Fozan	Group	and
                           Newrest	Group in the US$200 million privatization of the catering business
                           of Saudi Arabian Airlines.
                        •	 Representation of a Saudi	Arabian	investor in its acquisition of a
                           controlling interest in a Cambodia-based telecommunications company.

                     Investment Funds
                        •	 Representation of Gulf	Investment	Corporation in connection with the
                           formation of two investment funds, both domiciled in Gulf countries.
                        •	 Representation of Jadwa	Investment in the first Saudi Arabian fund
                           established to invest in a single unlisted asset.
                        •	 Representation of SHUAA	Capital	Saudi	Arabia	in its SR 2 billion
                           Shari’ah-compliant Saudi Hospitality Fund.
                        •	 Representation of HSBC	Amanah	Global	Properties	Income	Fund,
                           a Shari’ah-compliant open-ended global real estate investment fund with
                           US$1.85 billion in assets under management.
                        •	 Representation of	Kotak	Mahindra	(UK)	Ltd. in connection with the
                           establishment of its Shari’ah-compliant India Equities Fund.
                        •	 Representation of Wafra/Aref	European	Real	Property	Investment	
                           Company	S.C.A., a Shari’ah-compliant pan-European real estate
                           investment fund, in connection with the acquisition and financing of a
                           portfolio of commercial properties in England, Luxembourg, Poland,
                           Portugal, France, Dubai, Czech Republic and Turkey worth over ¤800
Jawad I. Ali
+971 4 305 0004

Benjamin Newland
+971 4 305 0002

Wael M. Wahbeh
+971 2 406 9718        Private Equity & Investment Funds Practice               0806200962554273

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