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Ilan Kotkis specializes in mergers and acquisitions. A partner in our Mergers & Acquisitions practice, Ilan works with a wide range of clients on a variety of domestic and cross-border M&A and corporate finance transactions.

Working with banks, financial services firms and companies across a range of industries, Ilan advises clients in corporate finance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, equity capital markets and joint ventures. He also provides clients with advice on general corporate legal issues.

Ilan is ranked in the 2016 edition of Legal 500 UK, which states that he shows “clarity of thought, great ability to elucidate very complex issues, and brilliant contract-negotiation skills.”

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Credentials

B.Com, LLB, University of the Witwatersrand

High Court of South Africa

Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Law Society of England and Wales

Law Society of the Northern Provinces (South Africa);

M&A: Upper Mid-Market and Premium Deals


Legal 500 UK, 2016 - 2018

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M&A: Upper Mid-Market and Premium Deals


Legal 500 UK, 2016 - 2018

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Advised Maslow Capital on the extension of its real estate investment joint venture with TPG

Advised Micromeritics Instrument Corporation on its acquisition of Freeman Technology

Advised the shareholders of Dalma Energy in connection with its US$2.66bn merger with KCA Deutag, in a transaction that represents one of the biggest mergers by value in the oil & gas services sector in the Middle East in recent years

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Advised Maslow Capital on the extension of its real estate investment joint venture with TPG

Advised Micromeritics Instrument Corporation on its acquisition of Freeman Technology

Advised the shareholders of Dalma Energy in connection with its US$2.66bn merger with KCA Deutag, in a transaction that represents one of the biggest mergers by value in the oil & gas services sector in the Middle East in recent years

Advised the Oman State General Reserve Fund, through a joint venture with a fund managed by The Rohatyn Group, in the US$105m acquisition of a majority interest in Nova S.A., representing the first investment by the Oman State General Reserve Fund in Argentina 

Advised Resurgens Technology Partners in its acquisition of the business continuity management and planning software division of Sungard Availability Services, LP

Advised the shareholders of Geidea on their SAR600m sale of a majority stake in Geidea to Gulf Capital, in one of the largest fintech transactions in the Middle East region.

Advised Delivery Hero on its US$589 million (£408m) acquisition of Yemeksepeti.

Advised DouglasBay Capital on its £280.8 million purchase of a majority holding in Eddie Stobart Logistics.

Advised ING Group N.V. on the US$1.66 billion (£1.1bn) auction sale of its South Korean insurance business.

Advised Aldersgate Investments Limited on its £2.4 billion sale of 49% of Global Switch

Advised KKR on its €225 million (£174m) acquisition of the Cementos Balboa cement business and Papresa paper business from Spanish industrial group Grupo Alfonso Gallardo as part of a restructuring.

Advised Tyco on the corporate restructuring for the US$1.66 billion (£1.1bn) spin-off of its healthcare and electronics businesses.

Advised Britannia Building Society on its merger with The Co-operative Banking Group in the creation of a £70 billion “super-mutual."

Advised TUI AG on the merger of £5.2 billion Thomson with First Choice to create Tui Travel plc.

Advised Delivery Hero on its €150 million (£116m) acquisition of Talabat.com.

Advised Malaysia’s Berjaya group on its £43.2 million cash offer for H.R. Owen and the subsequent delisting of H.R. Owen.

Advised IchorCoal on its A$24.5 million (£12.3m) investment in Universal Coal.

Advised IchorCoal on its A$80.9 million (£40.6m) cash offer for Universal Coal.

Advised UBS as global coordinator, book runner and joint lead manager in connection with the US$525 million (£363m) IPO and listing of Third Point on the LSE’s main market.

Advised Armour Group on its acquisition of an insurance company owned by BTG Pactual.

Advised Ghana National Petroleum Company on the corporate aspects of the TEMA LNG Project.

Advised a private equity firm on its investment in the COMB mobile fashion app.

Advised Metro Bank on its acquisition of SME Invoice Finance.

Advised Maslow Capital on a real estate investment joint venture with TPG.

Advised an affiliate of Roark Capital Group on the acquisition of LED Hut.

Advised Promethean Investments on its acquisition of Sofa Brands International.

Advised JP Morgan Asset Management on its competitive bid for Edinburgh airport.

Advised a consortium comprising MacquarieBarclays Infrastructure Funds and Mitsubishi on its multiple investments in the transmission assets of various offshore wind farms.

Advised Greif on its acquisition of Blagden Packaging.

Advised on the establishment and first investment of FlowStream Commodities, a company backed by KKR, Global Gate Capital and Anglo Pacific Group.

Advised Armour Group on its acquisition of Mitsui Sumitomo Reinsurance.

Matters

Advised Maslow Capital on the extension of its real estate investment joint venture with TPG

Advised Micromeritics Instrument Corporation on its acquisition of Freeman Technology

Advised the shareholders of Dalma Energy in connection with its US$2.66bn merger with KCA Deutag, in a transaction that represents one of the biggest mergers by value in the oil & gas services sector in the Middle East in recent years

See more
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Matters

Advised Maslow Capital on the extension of its real estate investment joint venture with TPG

Advised Micromeritics Instrument Corporation on its acquisition of Freeman Technology

Advised the shareholders of Dalma Energy in connection with its US$2.66bn merger with KCA Deutag, in a transaction that represents one of the biggest mergers by value in the oil & gas services sector in the Middle East in recent years

Advised the Oman State General Reserve Fund, through a joint venture with a fund managed by The Rohatyn Group, in the US$105m acquisition of a majority interest in Nova S.A., representing the first investment by the Oman State General Reserve Fund in Argentina 

Advised Resurgens Technology Partners in its acquisition of the business continuity management and planning software division of Sungard Availability Services, LP

Advised the shareholders of Geidea on their SAR600m sale of a majority stake in Geidea to Gulf Capital, in one of the largest fintech transactions in the Middle East region.

Advised Delivery Hero on its US$589 million (£408m) acquisition of Yemeksepeti.

Advised DouglasBay Capital on its £280.8 million purchase of a majority holding in Eddie Stobart Logistics.

Advised ING Group N.V. on the US$1.66 billion (£1.1bn) auction sale of its South Korean insurance business.

Advised Aldersgate Investments Limited on its £2.4 billion sale of 49% of Global Switch

Advised KKR on its €225 million (£174m) acquisition of the Cementos Balboa cement business and Papresa paper business from Spanish industrial group Grupo Alfonso Gallardo as part of a restructuring.

Advised Tyco on the corporate restructuring for the US$1.66 billion (£1.1bn) spin-off of its healthcare and electronics businesses.

Advised Britannia Building Society on its merger with The Co-operative Banking Group in the creation of a £70 billion “super-mutual."

Advised TUI AG on the merger of £5.2 billion Thomson with First Choice to create Tui Travel plc.

Advised Delivery Hero on its €150 million (£116m) acquisition of Talabat.com.

Advised Malaysia’s Berjaya group on its £43.2 million cash offer for H.R. Owen and the subsequent delisting of H.R. Owen.

Advised IchorCoal on its A$24.5 million (£12.3m) investment in Universal Coal.

Advised IchorCoal on its A$80.9 million (£40.6m) cash offer for Universal Coal.

Advised UBS as global coordinator, book runner and joint lead manager in connection with the US$525 million (£363m) IPO and listing of Third Point on the LSE’s main market.

Advised Armour Group on its acquisition of an insurance company owned by BTG Pactual.

Advised Ghana National Petroleum Company on the corporate aspects of the TEMA LNG Project.

Advised a private equity firm on its investment in the COMB mobile fashion app.

Advised Metro Bank on its acquisition of SME Invoice Finance.

Advised Maslow Capital on a real estate investment joint venture with TPG.

Advised an affiliate of Roark Capital Group on the acquisition of LED Hut.

Advised Promethean Investments on its acquisition of Sofa Brands International.

Advised JP Morgan Asset Management on its competitive bid for Edinburgh airport.

Advised a consortium comprising MacquarieBarclays Infrastructure Funds and Mitsubishi on its multiple investments in the transmission assets of various offshore wind farms.

Advised Greif on its acquisition of Blagden Packaging.

Advised on the establishment and first investment of FlowStream Commodities, a company backed by KKR, Global Gate Capital and Anglo Pacific Group.

Advised Armour Group on its acquisition of Mitsui Sumitomo Reinsurance.

Credentials

B.Com, LLB, University of the Witwatersrand

High Court of South Africa

Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Law Society of England and Wales

Law Society of the Northern Provinces (South Africa);

M&A: Upper Mid-Market and Premium Deals


Legal 500 UK, 2016 - 2018

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Recognition

M&A: Upper Mid-Market and Premium Deals


Legal 500 UK, 2016 - 2018