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January 22, 2020

King & Spalding Advises on Islamic Finance News’ “Most Innovative Deal of the Year”

DUBAI, Jan. 22, 2020 — Islamic Finance News (IFN) has honored King & Spalding for its work representing NMG Workspace Solutions in a transaction that IFN named its “Most Innovative Deal of the Year” for 2019.

King & Spalding advised NMG on a Sukuk Mudarabah deal that was designed to give NMG, as a Sukuk investor, an economic interest to support Modern Era Management Co.’s acquisition of a 50% stake in Jeel Al Idara Al Hadeetha Tijara Co, a Saudi operating company, without having to hold shares in the company directly.  The unique structure provided NMG certain tax efficiencies and the ability to invest in a sector that is challenging for foreign investors in Saudi Arabia.   The King & Spalding team on the deal was led by partners Nabil Issa and Mike Rainey and were assisted by Bader Al-Ammar and Saud Aldawsari.

To read more about the deal and all of the winners, click here.

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