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Macky O’Sullivan is a Senior Associate in our Private Funds and Capital Markets practices.  Macky has represented and advised clients on a broad range of investment fund, corporate and venture capital matters, including capital raising transactions, seed rounds, venture capital, and corporate venture financings, and the formation of and investment in conventional and Shari’ah-compliant investment funds.  He also advises clients on securities laws and the corporate and regulatory aspects of structuring and establishing various fund structures.  In addition, Macky regularly advises clients on the establishment of asset management and advisory businesses, as well as the formation of carried interest plans and management arrangements among fund principals.

Prior to joining King & Spalding, Macky worked in the corporate department of a magic circle law firm and has spent a period on secondment with London Stock Exchange listed hedge fund Man Group plc advising on corporate and investment fund matters.  Macky also worked in the UK House of Lords for Rt. Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC (Commonwealth Secretary-General and former UK Attorney General) where he gained experience advising on UK-Africa trade relations and foreign direct investment issues.

Macky has been recognized by Who's Who Legal as a leading private funds practitioner.

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Investment Funds and Asset Management

Represented McKinley Capital Management LLC, on the launch of a US$ 8 billion fund investing in listed companies in the MEASA region, with the State Pension Fund of Alaska as the anchor investor.

Represented Mumtalakat on its US$ 2 billion co-investment program with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).

Represented Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Group on the establishment of a US$ 1 billion Shari’ah compliant Africa infrastructure financing fund.

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Investment Funds and Asset Management

Represented McKinley Capital Management LLC, on the launch of a US$ 8 billion fund investing in listed companies in the MEASA region, with the State Pension Fund of Alaska as the anchor investor.

Represented Mumtalakat on its US$ 2 billion co-investment program with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).

Represented Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Group on the establishment of a US$ 1 billion Shari’ah compliant Africa infrastructure financing fund.

Represented International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) on the launch of the first ever Islamic finance compatible sovereign energy fund.

Represented ICD on the establishment of a US$ 300 million fund to invest in banks and financial institutions in Islamic Development Bank (IDB) member countries.

Represented a Mauritius based asset manager on the launch of an investment fund focused on lending to small and medium sized-enterprises in Africa.

Represented Dalma Capital on the launch of Quencia Saudi Equity, the first investment fund established and regulated in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to be permitted to directly own and trade equities listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).

Represented Credit Suisse on the establishment of a long-only MENA investment fund.

Represented Gulf Finance House (GFH) on a series of investment funds focussing on investment into US real estate portfolios.

Represented SEDCO Capital and Wasatah Capital on the establishment of listed Saudi Arabian REITs, SEDCO Capital REIT Fund and Wasatah REIT, respectively, both of which were approved by the Saudi Arabian Capital Market Authority (CMA).

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Venture Capital

Represented Aviva on its GBP 5.6 billion acquisition of Friends Life.

Represented HSBC Private Equity Middle East Limited on the management buy-out of a 80.1% stake in HSBC Private Equity Middle East Limited.

Represented OCI NV on its US$ 9 billion public takeover offer for Egypt based Orascom Construction Industries SAE and simultaneous admission to listing and trading on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam.

Represented Emirates Group subsidiary dnata on the sale of a majority stake in Mercator to Warburg Pincus.

Represented Man Group plc on its GBP 220 million outsourcing arrangement with Citibank for a range of fund services for Man Group’s global network.

Represented Delivery Hero on its US$ 220 million acquisition of the Talabat on-line food ordering business including reorganization of the business in the GCC.

Represented Mohammed Bin Rashid Fund for SMEs (MBRF) and Riyad TAQNIA Fund (RTF) on their investment in Beehive Group Limited, the UAE's first online marketplace for peer to peer lending.

Represented Riyad TAQNIA Fund (RTF), on its investment in Souqalmal Holdings Limited a leading comparison site in the Middle East

Insights

Article · Source: The Private Equity Review - Eighth Edition

June 19, 2019
The Private Equity Review: Saudi Arabia

Article · Source: The Private Equity Review - Eighth Edition

June 19, 2019
The Private Equity Review: United Arab Emirates

Article · Source: The Property Chronicle

February 7, 2019
Ghana's Housing Deficit: An Opportunity for Foreign Direct Investment

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Matters

Investment Funds and Asset Management

Represented McKinley Capital Management LLC, on the launch of a US$ 8 billion fund investing in listed companies in the MEASA region, with the State Pension Fund of Alaska as the anchor investor.

Represented Mumtalakat on its US$ 2 billion co-investment program with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).

Represented Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Group on the establishment of a US$ 1 billion Shari’ah compliant Africa infrastructure financing fund.

See more
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Matters

Investment Funds and Asset Management

Represented McKinley Capital Management LLC, on the launch of a US$ 8 billion fund investing in listed companies in the MEASA region, with the State Pension Fund of Alaska as the anchor investor.

Represented Mumtalakat on its US$ 2 billion co-investment program with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).

Represented Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Group on the establishment of a US$ 1 billion Shari’ah compliant Africa infrastructure financing fund.

Represented International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) on the launch of the first ever Islamic finance compatible sovereign energy fund.

Represented ICD on the establishment of a US$ 300 million fund to invest in banks and financial institutions in Islamic Development Bank (IDB) member countries.

Represented a Mauritius based asset manager on the launch of an investment fund focused on lending to small and medium sized-enterprises in Africa.

Represented Dalma Capital on the launch of Quencia Saudi Equity, the first investment fund established and regulated in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) to be permitted to directly own and trade equities listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).

Represented Credit Suisse on the establishment of a long-only MENA investment fund.

Represented Gulf Finance House (GFH) on a series of investment funds focussing on investment into US real estate portfolios.

Represented SEDCO Capital and Wasatah Capital on the establishment of listed Saudi Arabian REITs, SEDCO Capital REIT Fund and Wasatah REIT, respectively, both of which were approved by the Saudi Arabian Capital Market Authority (CMA).

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Venture Capital

Represented Aviva on its GBP 5.6 billion acquisition of Friends Life.

Represented HSBC Private Equity Middle East Limited on the management buy-out of a 80.1% stake in HSBC Private Equity Middle East Limited.

Represented OCI NV on its US$ 9 billion public takeover offer for Egypt based Orascom Construction Industries SAE and simultaneous admission to listing and trading on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam.

Represented Emirates Group subsidiary dnata on the sale of a majority stake in Mercator to Warburg Pincus.

Represented Man Group plc on its GBP 220 million outsourcing arrangement with Citibank for a range of fund services for Man Group’s global network.

Represented Delivery Hero on its US$ 220 million acquisition of the Talabat on-line food ordering business including reorganization of the business in the GCC.

Represented Mohammed Bin Rashid Fund for SMEs (MBRF) and Riyad TAQNIA Fund (RTF) on their investment in Beehive Group Limited, the UAE's first online marketplace for peer to peer lending.

Represented Riyad TAQNIA Fund (RTF), on its investment in Souqalmal Holdings Limited a leading comparison site in the Middle East

Insights

Article · Source: The Private Equity Review - Eighth Edition

June 19, 2019
The Private Equity Review: Saudi Arabia

Article · Source: The Private Equity Review - Eighth Edition

June 19, 2019
The Private Equity Review: United Arab Emirates

Article · Source: The Property Chronicle

February 7, 2019
Ghana's Housing Deficit: An Opportunity for Foreign Direct Investment

View all

Ranked as a leading lawyer


Who's Who Legal: Private Funds 2018

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Recognition

Ranked as a leading lawyer


Who's Who Legal: Private Funds 2018