Our lawyers have extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. We have conducted numerous due diligence reviews in relation to acquisitions, corporate investments, and IPOs and have been involved in transactions of every size and scope in various industry sectors. We advise clients on public and private, domestic and cross-border transactions from the structuring phase through to completion. In addition to our transactional work, one of Afridi & Angell’s key strengths is advising on technical, stand-alone legal issues.
We also have substantial experience in venture capital and private equity transactions, including representation of domestic and offshore investments funds (including country funds) and advisers. The firm acts for clients on a broad variety of matters in respect of their inward and outward direct investment activities and joint ventures and ongoing general corporate, financial and commercial needs.
Our team prides itself on its problem-solving skills, which are informed by years of experience in the UAE together with our understanding of our clients’ needs and service expectations.
Advised a private equity fund based in Mauritius, on the acquisition of a 25 per cent interest in the business and assets of one of the largest sports sites in the world.
Advised a fund, which is primarily focused on making direct investments in the food and agribusiness sectors in the GCC and Japan, in its acquisition of an 87.5 per cent interest in a Dubai-based meat processing and frozen foods company.
Advised and integrated logistics solutions provider based in India on its AED 56 million acquisition of a logistics company in the UAE.
Advised an Italy based beverage group on its USD 82 million cross-border acquisition of a Singapore based beverage company, whose products and services are actively distributed in 15 different markets worldwide.
Advised a European high-tech company on local implementation of an overseas business acquisition.
Acted as UAE counsel for the global counsel to one of Europe’s leading lighting companies in connection with the purchase of the entire share capital of a German-based linear LED lighting manufacturer.
Acted as counsel for the shareholder in the sale of a 49 per cent interest for a hospital in Dubai for AED 110 million to a private equity investor.
Acted as legal counsel to the seller in the sale of three related schools in the Emirate of Sharjah for USD 100 million.
Advised the shareholders of a British curriculum private school based in Dubai in the sale of an 80 per cent stake to a GCC private equity firm for AED 200 million.
Represented the seller, the two owners of a bottled water company, in the AED 160 million sale of three entities which together produce and distribute bottled water products in the UAE and Oman.
Represented the seller in a USD 100+ million divestment of a majority stake in a wholesale and retail pharmaceutical distribution business in West Africa.
Represented the seller, a flexible packaging company with manufacturing facilities in India, the UAE and Africa, in the USD 150 million sale of 100 per cent of their share capital to the buyer, a global specialist in packaging for food and beverages based in Finland.