Mergers & Acquisitions

Advising General Electric Co. (with Slaughter and May) on the Egyptian Law aspects of its global acquisition of Alstom SA‘s power business, with an estimated value of USD 9.5 billion.

Advising Societe Générale on the sale of its entire stake in its listed Egyptian Subsidiary National Societe Générale Bank (“NSGB”) to Qatar National Bank. The value of the transaction amounted to USD 1.97 billion. Our role included advising on and negotiating the Egyptian law aspects of the share and purchase agreement, conducting vendor due diligence and supervising the legal due diligence process, and advising on the mandatory purchase offer requirements under the Capital Market Law.

Advising BNP Paribas S.A. on all matters related to the sale of all its shares in its Egyptian subsidiary, Bank BNP Paribas S.A.E., to Emirates NBD PJSC and advising BNP Paribas on selling its stake in another non-bank subsidiary in Egypt.

Advising Nestle S.A. and Nestle Egypt S.A.E. on the acquisition of Pfizer Nutrition business including drafting of the local assets sale and purchase documentation, advising on the regulatory requirements, collection of CPs and undertaking the local procedures for the transfer of assets.

Advising Nestlé in selling their chilled dairy business in Egypt to Best Cheese Company as part of Nestlé’s worldwide joint venture with Lactalis.

Advising a major regional industrial gases company in relation to the acquisition on an Egyptian industrial gases company. Our role assisting in the incorporation of an SPV to which the assets and employees of the target were transferred, advising on the process of assets, employees and licenses transfer and all of the Egyptian law aspects pertaining this acquisition.

Advising IMS Health, a leading global provider of information and technology services on the €385 million acquisition of Cegedim’s CRM and Strategic Data businesses. Our work included conducting a due diligence and advising the client regarding the acquisition, as well as responding to the various inquiries that arose throughout the course of the transaction.

Advising Kintetsu World Express, Inc. on the $1.2 Billion acquisition of APL Logistics Egypt.  Our work included conducting a due diligence over the Egyptian Subsidiary of Target Company in Singapore and advising on the legal regime governing business in Egypt.

Advising Tesco Corporation on the acquisition of Premiere Casing Services – Egypt S.A.E., a leading indigenous tubular services company in Egypt. The transaction marks the first major entry of Tesco Corporation into the Egyptian tubular services market.

Advising IFC on the acquisition of about 15% of National Printing Company, the parent company of El Shorouk Company, which is one of the key publishers in Egypt.

We have worked on a number of landmark acquisitions in the Oil and Gas section.

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