Qatar Investment Authority’s $200 Million Investment in Airtel Africa


White & Case LLP has advised the Qatar Investment Authority on the deal

Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar, executed a $200 million investment in Airtel Africa through a primary equity issuance in the company.

The proceeds will be used to further reduce Airtel Africa’s existing net debt. Airtel Africa Ltd is a pan-African telecommunications company with operations in 14 countries across Africa.

The White & Case team which advised on the transaction was led by partners Ian Bagshaw (Picture) and Emmie Jones (both London), with support from partners Hannah Field-Lowes, Gilles Teerlinck (both London), Genevra Forwood (Brussels) and Michiel Visser (New York), and associates Craig Fagan and Joseph Carroll (both London).

Involved fees earner: Ian Bagshaw – White & Case; Joseph Carroll – White & Case; Craig Fagan – White & Case; Hannah Field-Lowes – White & Case; Genevra Forwood – White & Case; Emmie Jones – White & Case; Gilles Teerlinck – White & Case; Michiel Visser – White & Case;

Law Firms: White & Case;

Clients: Qatar Investment Authority;