Saudi Aramco’s $ 69.1 Billion Acquisition Of Shares In SABIC

Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm (AS&H) in co-operation with Clifford Chance advised Public Investment Fund (PIF), Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, on the sale of its 70% shareholding in Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) for US$ 69.1 Billion to Saudi Aramco. SABIC, with global operations in over 50 countries and consolidated production volume across its […]

Alpha Bank’s Disposal of Mixed Pool of Non-Performing Loans and Repossessed Real Estate Assets

White & Case LLP has advised Alpha Bank A.E. on its sale to a consortium of funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management and International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, of a mixed pool of non-performing loans (NPLs) to Greek SMEs and, together with Alpha Bank’s wholly-owned group company Alpha […]

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., […]