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4
Corporate/M&A
2 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Ahmed Abdelgawad

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Practice Areas

Corporate/M&A.

Career

Dr Ahmed Abdelgawad is a Co-Founder of ADSERO - Ragy Soliman & Partners and is Co-Heading the Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets practice area. In addition, Ahmed is simultaneously teaching at the Criminal Law Department at the Faculty of Law, Cairo University.

Ahmed has over 17 years of experience in the legal field, during which he focuses mainly on M&A and Capital Markets. In addition, Ahmed participated in several arbitrations and litigations in Egypt and represented his clients in numerous project finances and syndications.

Ahmed represented a multitude of private equities in high-profile transactions; including Gulf Capital, Chimera Capital, Abraaj and Euromena, and represented various national and multinational companies through a wide range of industries; including Telecom Egypt, Cairo 3A, Americana, Perma Pipes, Abou Zaabal Fertilizers, Alcazar Energy, Etisalat, Atos, Danone, Delivery Hero, Domty, LITAT Group, Symantec, Stream, Suez Steel, TCI Sanmar Chemicals and Techno Scan.

Professional Memberships

Egyptian Bar Association.

Criminal Law Association.

French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Egypt (CCIFE)

Egyptian Private Equity Association (EPEA)

Publications

Authored and Co-Authored the following publications:

- The Law on the Development of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises

- The Legal 500's “TMT Comparative Guide 2022”

Work Highlights

Assisted PIF Acquire 34% of B. Tech

Assisted The Sovereign Fund of Egypt, MOBICA and EFG Hermes to establish a partnership between leading education provider GEMS Egypt to establish two schools at the Universal Village accessible to the Egyptian middle class.

Assisted The Sovereign Fund of Egypt in establishing a partnership between CIRA and Elsewedy Capital to establish two schools at the Universal Village accessible to the Egyptian middle class.

Represented CIRA, a leading education service provider company in Egypt, and Elsewedy Capital, in the establishment of a JV for the management of schools in Egypt.

Assisted Chimera Capital in the acquisition of a significant minority stake of primary shares in Gemini Global Development Egypt, the owner of Ora Developments. The transaction value was USD 100 million.

 Assisted SolarizEgypt in selling 74% of its portfolio to Amarenco Group and establishing a joint venture to co-develop 300MW of assets at an estimated budget of USD 255 million over four years.

Represented EVA Pharma, a leading regional pharmaceutical player, in a joint venture with a regional medical aesthetic equipment and products distributor. The JV company was established in the UAE, and its geographical scope will cover Egypt and Africa.

Represented TAQA, a major energy company, in a joint venture with a regional heaters manufacturer.

Advised  Americana Group in the successful divestment of its stake in the Egyptian Starch and Glucose Company to Cairo Three  A  through a Mandatory Tender Offer (MTO) process. The MTO submitted by Cairo Three A was executed on the Egyptian Exchange at  an average price of 8.6 per share with a value of USD 26.75 million.

Advised the sellers of  Cairo West for Medical Services (owner of El Nada Hospital - Sheikh Zayed), a major healthcare provider in Egypt,  in the successful sale of most of its shares to  Al  Ahly  Capital  Holding, the investment arm of the National Bank of Egypt, in an OTC transaction on the Egyptian Exchange.

Assisted Telecom Egypt SAE (TE) sign six new commercial and strategic agreements with Etisalat Misr worth USD 911 million (EGP 17 billion).

Chambers Review

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Corporate/M&A - Egypt
4
Band 4

Co-head of ADSERO's M&A and capital markets group, Ahmed Abdelgawad is an adept lawyer who frequently represents big-name clients in M&A mandates and corporate restructurings.

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