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Egypt M&A deal values soar during the first half of 2021 reflecting the global and Middle Eastern trends: Baker McKenzie Report

Despite the challenging global economic backdrop which varies in each country, M&A transactions in Egypt has been robust in the first half of 2021.

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Overview

As market leaders in mergers and acquisitions, project finance and capital markets, we advise clients on some of the most prominent transactions in the Middle East.

Our accomplishments include advising Arab Company for Projects and Urban Developments, a subsidiary of Talaat Moustafa Group Holding, on first sukuk issuance in Egypt with a value of EGP 2 billion with final maturity at the end of 2024 (“Deal of the Year 2020 by Islamic Finance News (IFN) Awards”). We also advised the Sovereign Fund of Egypt on its investment in an educational platform (Lighthouse) targeted at reinforcing school education in Egypt. We advised the National Service Projects Organization (NSPO) on a strategic joint venture with Grifols, one of the world’s leading producers of plasma-derived medicines. The collaboration is the first ever of its kind and is a significant opportunity to develop the plasma-derivatives program under the President’s Patronage to reach self-sufficiency.

Offices

Cairo

Nile City Building, North Tower
21st Floor 2005C, Cornich El Nil
Ramlet Beaulac
Cairo
Egypt
Tel: +20 2 2461 5520 Fax: +20 2 2461 9302

Local expertise

Our Cairo office offers a range of legal services with a specific focus on M&A, Banking & Finance and Capital Markets. We are ranked one of the best law firms in Egypt in these areas, and our practical, tech-savvy approach to working with clients is fundamental to our success.

With the recent rise in cross-border transactions in Africa, our Antitrust & Competition group has become even more crucial to clients as they apply for clearance for transactions across multiple jurisdictions and need help responding to dawn raids and cartel investigations.

With lawyers fluent in both English and Arabic, we prepare standard international commercial agreements in either language, including commercial leases and cooperation agreements. In addition to offering Intellectual Property registration and enforcement services, we understand the intricacies of Egypt’s market for counterfeit products and have strong relationships with the local police and customs agents to aid in enforcement.

The Legal 500 EMEA, Egypt

  • Tier 1 – Corporate, Commercial and M&A: 2008 to 2021
  • Tier 1 – Banking & Finance: 2008 to 2021
  • Tier 1 – Litigation: 2008 to 2021
  • Tier 1 – Energy: 2012 to 2021
  • Tier 1 – Projects & Infrastructure: 2008 to 2021
  • Tier 1 - Employment: 2017 to 2021

IFLR1000, Egypt

  • Tier 1 – Banking: 2008 to 2022
  • Tier 1 – Equity Capital Markets: 2008 to 2022
  • Tier 1 – M&A: 2008 to 2022
  • Tier 1 – Project Finance: 2008 to 2022
  • Tier 1 – Project Development: 2008 to 2022

Chambers Global, Egypt

  • Band 1 – Banking & Finance: 2008 to 2021
  • Band 1 – Corporate/M&A: 2008 to 2021
  • Band 1 – Projects & Energy: 2021

We support our lawyers’ professional growth through development programs designed to help them reach their highest potential. Our Development Framework offers our lawyers a roadmap to success by describing the legal skills and personal qualities they need to be successful at every stage of their careers. Our office also has a culture of friendship that extends throughout the Firm.

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