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Sayf Shuqair is an associate in the Corporate, Finance and Investment practice group of King & Spalding, based in the Dubai  office.

Sayf mainly advises regional and global clients on various asset management and investment structuring matters. He advises clients on the structuring, formation and governance of various types of public and private, listed and unlisted investment funds, including private equity, venture capital, real estate, equity and money market investment funds and also generally advises clients on innovative corporate and investment structures in the GCC region, with a particular focus on Saudi Arabia.

In addition, Sayf continues to advise global and regional asset managers and placement agents on securities laws and the corporate and regulatory aspects of structuring and establishing regulated asset management and advisory businesses in the region.

Prior to joining King & Spalding, Sayf was a member of a UK international law firm, based in Riyadh. 

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Credentials

LL.M., University of Sussex, UK

LL.B., University of Kent

Matters

M&A, Private Equity and Capital Markets

Advising Investcorp  Bank BSC on its acquisition of a minority interest in one of Saudi Arabia’s leading supermarket and hypermarket groups.

Advising L Capital Asia on the acquisition of a significant minority interest in Bateel Holding Ltd., a Middle East premium food retailer and café operator.

Advising Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Capital on the full acquisition of a top food and beverage distributor in Saudi Arabia.

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M&A, Private Equity and Capital Markets

Advising Investcorp  Bank BSC on its acquisition of a minority interest in one of Saudi Arabia’s leading supermarket and hypermarket groups.

Advising L Capital Asia on the acquisition of a significant minority interest in Bateel Holding Ltd., a Middle East premium food retailer and café operator.

Advising Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Capital on the full acquisition of a top food and beverage distributor in Saudi Arabia.

Advising Al Noor Hospital on the acquisition of various medical clinics across the UAE.

Advising Al Rajhi Company for Cooperative Insurance (Al Rajhi Takaful) on its increase of share capital from SAR 200,000,000 to SAR 400,000,000 through a rights offering.

Advising Arabia Insurance Cooperative Company on its increase of share capital from SAR 200,000,000 to SAR 400,000,000 through a rights offering.

Conducting various purchaser and vendor due diligence exercises related to companies operating in various sectors including healthcare, education and manufacturing.  

Investment Funds

Advising Jeddah Economic City on the creation of a Shari’ah-compliant US$2.23 billion fund to finance the completion of Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, which will be the world’s tallest tower.

Advising Riyad Capital and Saudi Technology Development and Investment Company (TAQNIA) on the structuring and formation of a venture capital fund to invest in early-stage companies globally.

Advising Leap Ventures in the structuring and offering of a Middle East focused venture capital fund.

Advising Malaz Capital on the formation of a venture capital and SME financing fund.

Advising SEDCO Capital on the formation of a Saudi Arabian income-producing real estate fund.

Advising Alistithmar Capital on the formation of a Saudi Arabian real estate fund established to develop a residential project in the Eastern Province.

Advising Riyad Capital on the formation of a Saudi Arabian income producing real estate fund and a Saudi Arabian real estate development fund.

Advising Muscat Capital and EFG Hermes on the formation of a Shari’ah-compliant Saudi Arabian IPO fund.

Advising NOMW Capital on the formation of a Saudi Arabian real estate development fund.

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: Lexis Middle East Law Alert

September 26, 2018
Having the REIT Approach

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Matters

M&A, Private Equity and Capital Markets

Advising Investcorp  Bank BSC on its acquisition of a minority interest in one of Saudi Arabia’s leading supermarket and hypermarket groups.

Advising L Capital Asia on the acquisition of a significant minority interest in Bateel Holding Ltd., a Middle East premium food retailer and café operator.

Advising Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Capital on the full acquisition of a top food and beverage distributor in Saudi Arabia.

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

M&A, Private Equity and Capital Markets

Advising Investcorp  Bank BSC on its acquisition of a minority interest in one of Saudi Arabia’s leading supermarket and hypermarket groups.

Advising L Capital Asia on the acquisition of a significant minority interest in Bateel Holding Ltd., a Middle East premium food retailer and café operator.

Advising Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Capital on the full acquisition of a top food and beverage distributor in Saudi Arabia.

Advising Al Noor Hospital on the acquisition of various medical clinics across the UAE.

Advising Al Rajhi Company for Cooperative Insurance (Al Rajhi Takaful) on its increase of share capital from SAR 200,000,000 to SAR 400,000,000 through a rights offering.

Advising Arabia Insurance Cooperative Company on its increase of share capital from SAR 200,000,000 to SAR 400,000,000 through a rights offering.

Conducting various purchaser and vendor due diligence exercises related to companies operating in various sectors including healthcare, education and manufacturing.  

Investment Funds

Advising Jeddah Economic City on the creation of a Shari’ah-compliant US$2.23 billion fund to finance the completion of Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, which will be the world’s tallest tower.

Advising Riyad Capital and Saudi Technology Development and Investment Company (TAQNIA) on the structuring and formation of a venture capital fund to invest in early-stage companies globally.

Advising Leap Ventures in the structuring and offering of a Middle East focused venture capital fund.

Advising Malaz Capital on the formation of a venture capital and SME financing fund.

Advising SEDCO Capital on the formation of a Saudi Arabian income-producing real estate fund.

Advising Alistithmar Capital on the formation of a Saudi Arabian real estate fund established to develop a residential project in the Eastern Province.

Advising Riyad Capital on the formation of a Saudi Arabian income producing real estate fund and a Saudi Arabian real estate development fund.

Advising Muscat Capital and EFG Hermes on the formation of a Shari’ah-compliant Saudi Arabian IPO fund.

Advising NOMW Capital on the formation of a Saudi Arabian real estate development fund.

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: Lexis Middle East Law Alert

September 26, 2018
Having the REIT Approach

View all

Credentials

LL.M., University of Sussex, UK

LL.B., University of Kent