Investcorp’s Joint Venture with Aberdeen Standard Investments

Shearman & Sterling advised Investcorp on the launch of a joint venture with Aberdeen Standard Investments that will invest in infrastructure projects in Gulf Cooperation Council countries. The Firms plan to raise between $800 million and $1 billion. The new initiative will actively target greenfield and brownfield social and core essential infrastructure assets in sectors […]

Saudi Electricity Company’s SAR 15.2 Billion Murabaha Facility

Clifford Chance and Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm (AS&H) advised the financiers to Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), the Gulf’s largest utility provider and primary supplier to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on their SAR15.2 billion (approx. US$4 billion) murabaha syndication facility agreement. National Commercial Bank, Al-Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation, the Saudi British Bank, Banque […]

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank’s $114 Billion Merger With Union National Bank

Clifford Chance is advising Union National Bank (UNB) in relation to their merger with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) and their subsequent acquisition of Al Hilal Bank. This transaction will create the third largest financial institution in the UAE and the fifth largest in the GCC, with assets of AED420 billion (US$114 billion). It is […]

Resource Capital Fund VII L.P.’s Acquisition of 35 Percent Equity Stake in Kazakhstan Gold Mine

White & Case LLP has advised Resource Capital Fund VII L.P., a US-based private equity fund, in a 35 percent indirect equity acquisition of RG Gold, a gold mining company based in Kazakhstan. Resource Capital Funds VII L.P. is one of the leading global private equity funds focused on mining projects. Verny Capital, a major […]

Kazakhtelecom’s $446 Million Acquisition of Kcell

White & Case and Cleary advised Kazakhtelecom JSC, Kazakhstan’s state-controlled telecommunications company, on the acquisition of a 75 percent stake in Kcell JSC, the leading mobile operator in Kazakhstan which is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE). Kazakhtelecom has acquired Kcell from Telia Company and Fintur Holdings B.V., […]

Kazakhstan’s €1.050 Billion Euro-denominated Bonds Offering

White & Case LLP has advised Citigroup, Société Générale and BCC Invest on the update of the Republic of Kazakhstan’s US$10 billion global medium term note programme and issuance thereunder of €525 million 1.55 percent Notes due 2023 and €525 million 2.375 percent Notes due 2028. The dual-tranche issuance is the first ever issue of […]

DP World Posorja’s financing package of $377 million for the construction, operation and maintenance of the first phase of the Multipurpose Terminal of the Posorja Port

White & Case, Pérez Bustamante & Ponce, Clifford Chance and Flor & Hurtado Abogados advised on the transaction IDB Invest, the private sector institution of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, provides a financing package of $377 million for the construction, operation and maintenance of the first phase of the Multipurpose Terminal of the Posorja […]

Sharqiyah Independent Water Project (“IWP”) in the Sultanate of Oman

Hogan Lovells has advised JGC Corporation, United Infrastructure Development Company (part of Bahwan Engineering Group) and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, the successful bidder, on the Sharqiyah Independent Water Project (“IWP”) in the Sultanate of Oman. The Sharqiyah IWP is a reverse osmosis seawater desalination plant that will sell approximately 80,000m3 of desalinated water per […]

Farabi Yanbu Petrochemicals Company’s SAR2.15bn riyals Islamic financing

Farabi Yanbu Petrochemicals Company (FYPC), a subsidiary of Farabi Petrochemicals Company (FPC), has signed a 2.15bn riyals Islamic financing agreement for the construction of a new petrochemicals complex on the Red Sea coast in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. This follows the signing of a 1.2bn riyals loan agreement between FYPC and the Saudi Industrial Development Fund […]