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October 22, 2018

King & Spalding Wins Two M&A Awards at IFLR Middle East Awards 2018

DUBAI, Oct. 22, 2018 — King & Spalding  was awarded both M&A Team of the Year and M&A Deal of the Year honors at the 2018 International Financial Law Review Middle East Awards dinner held in Dubai on Oct. 16.

The firm received the M&A Deal of the Year accolade for advising Dalma Energy on the combination of the business operations of Dalma Energy in Oman, Saudi Arabia and the Netherlands with the business operations of KCA Deutag. With a combined enterprise value of the enlarged group of $2.66 billion, the transaction represents one of the biggest deals of its type in the Middle East in recent years within the oil and gas sector.

King & Spalding was also shortlisted for the following categories:

  • Debt and equity-linked deal of the year  for the Dalma Energy high yield acquisition bond
  • M&A deal of the year for Investcorp / Reem Integrated Healthcare Holdings
  • Debt and equity-linked team of the year
  • Managing partner of the year – Jawad Ali
  • International firm of the year  

About King & Spalding
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