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Simon Rahimzada specializes in cross-border acquisitions, equity capital markets (including IPOs and company listings), joint ventures and corporate restructurings. A partner in our Islamic Finance and Investment and Mergers & Acquisitions practices, Simon represents companies and institutions in a variety of business transactions.

Simon represents clients in an array of mergers and acquisitions in numerous sectors, including infrastructure, healthcare, hospitality, telecommunications and energy. He is experienced in joint ventures and corporate restructurings, advising clients on deals with parties within and beyond the Middle East. In addition, he works with clients on initial public offerings (IPOs), as well as bond and securities offerings.

 

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M&A

Advised Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) on its sale of a 20% interest in Shuweihat CMS International Power Company and a 50% interest in Shuweihat O&M Limited Partnership to Sumitomo Corporation.

Advised Mubadala Development Company PJSC in connection with the sale of interests in a ports operating company.

Advised TAQA on the sale of interests in Taweelah A2 to Marubeni Corporation.

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Advised Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) on its sale of a 20% interest in Shuweihat CMS International Power Company and a 50% interest in Shuweihat O&M Limited Partnership to Sumitomo Corporation.

Advised Mubadala Development Company PJSC in connection with the sale of interests in a ports operating company.

Advised TAQA on the sale of interests in Taweelah A2 to Marubeni Corporation.

Advised TAQA on its USD320 million acquisition of a 50% equity stake in the existing Caribbean portfolio of Marubeni Corporation.

Advised Gulf Investment Corporation on its acquisition of equity interests in a Saudi Arabian pharmaceutical company.

Advised Emirates Hospital Group in connection with a multitude of acquisitions including its acquisition of the iCare Group in Dubai.

Advised Arcapita on its contribution of interests in the Saadiyat Beach Apartments in Abu Dhabi to Residential Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), forming part of one of the largest REIT contribution transactions in the Middle East (with an aggregated transaction value of AED 772 million).

Advised Arcapita on its acquisition of interests in the Saadiyat Beach Apartments in Abu Dhabi from Mubadala Development Company.

Advised the KBBO Group in connection with its proposed joint venture with a cosmetic surgery facility in Los Angeles and acquisition of clinics in Switzerland.

Advised NBK Capital on its sale of Reach School in Qatar.

Advised BlueApple Healthcare on various corporate aspects (including joint venture arrangements) of a greenfield development healthcare project in Abu Dhabi.

Advised L Capital Asia  on its acquisition of a minority interest in the Bateel chain of restaurants.

Advised an international power company on its acquisition of a major power plant in Iraq.

Advised Al Noor Hospital on the acquisition of the Manchester Clinic and Al Madar Clinics across the UAE.

Advised a consortium of investment companies in Abu Dhabi on their proposed acquisition of a catering facility group.

Advised the shareholders of Emirates College of Technology on the sale of Emirates College of Technology, an education facility incorporated in Abu Dhabi, to Rashed Al Rashed, an investment company incorporated in Saudi Arabia.

Advised the shareholders of Dimensions Healthcare on their sale of 100% of the share capital of Dimensions Healthcare to IMS Health, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Advised a quasi-governmental private equity group on its proposed acquisition of interests in a proton cancer therapy center in Saudi Arabia.

Advised UPS on its 51% acquisition of a parcel services company in the Emirate of Dubai.

Advised Al Noor Hospitals Group PLC on its acquisition of various medical facilities across the UAE and the wider GCC region.

Advised International Schools Partnership on its corporate structuring arrangements and acquisition of various schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Advised the National Central Cooling Company PJSC on its acquisition of interests in district cooling plants.

Advised Pinebridge on a sale and leaseback transaction with GEMS Education.

Advised an entity in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on its proposed acquisition of a telecoms company in Cambodia.

Advised an international power company on its acquisition of international power plants in North America and Europe.

Advised TAQA on its acquisition of a 54% interest in the Fujairah 2 and Shuweihat 2 power projects.

Advised a major UAE based company on its acquisition of a recognised publishing company in Lebanon.

Advised a UAE based investment company on its proposed acquisition of an oil and gas pipe manufacturing company in the UAE.

Advised a major UAE based company on its acquisition of a chain of internationally recognised hotels in Turkey.

Advised an Omani based investment company on its proposed acquisition of a 5 star hotel in the UAE.

Joint Ventures and Restructuring

Advised Aabar Investments PJSC on its proposed joint venture with Arabtec Holding PJSC.

Advised Mubadala Development Company PJSC on its joint venture with Petrofac for the establishment of Petrofac Emirates LLC.

Advised on the joint venture between Waha Capital and Blenheim Capital for the establishment of Waha Financial Services, together with central bank regulatory approvals.

Advised National Central Cooling Company PJSC, generally, on district cooling projects in the UAE.

Advised an international oil & gas company on restructuring its international assets.

Advised Abu Dhabi Basic Industries Corporation PJSC on its joint venture with Gulf Extrusions Company LLC for the establishment of a project to manufacture aluminium extrusion and extrusion based products.

Advised an Abu Dhabi based government investment company on its joint venture with a Chinese based steel product manufacturing company for the establishment of a seamless steel tube production facility.

Capital Markets

Advised Al Noor Hospital in connection with its IPO of shares and listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Advised the sponsors of a UAE retail company on its proposed IPO of shares and listing on NASDAQ Dubai.

Advised the sponsors of an industrial company incorporated in Singapore on its proposed IPO and listing on NASDAQ Dubai.

Advised Axiom Telecom LLC on its initial public offering of shares and proposed listing on NASDAQ Dubai.

Advised Aabar Investments PJSC on its delisting of shares from ADX.

Advised an international power company on its initial public offering of shares and proposed listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Advised TAQA on its US$1.7 billion bond offering.

Advised TAQA on an AED4.15 billion convertible bond offering.

Matters

M&A

Advised Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) on its sale of a 20% interest in Shuweihat CMS International Power Company and a 50% interest in Shuweihat O&M Limited Partnership to Sumitomo Corporation.

Advised Mubadala Development Company PJSC in connection with the sale of interests in a ports operating company.

Advised TAQA on the sale of interests in Taweelah A2 to Marubeni Corporation.

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

M&A

Advised Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA) on its sale of a 20% interest in Shuweihat CMS International Power Company and a 50% interest in Shuweihat O&M Limited Partnership to Sumitomo Corporation.

Advised Mubadala Development Company PJSC in connection with the sale of interests in a ports operating company.

Advised TAQA on the sale of interests in Taweelah A2 to Marubeni Corporation.

Advised TAQA on its USD320 million acquisition of a 50% equity stake in the existing Caribbean portfolio of Marubeni Corporation.

Advised Gulf Investment Corporation on its acquisition of equity interests in a Saudi Arabian pharmaceutical company.

Advised Emirates Hospital Group in connection with a multitude of acquisitions including its acquisition of the iCare Group in Dubai.

Advised Arcapita on its contribution of interests in the Saadiyat Beach Apartments in Abu Dhabi to Residential Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), forming part of one of the largest REIT contribution transactions in the Middle East (with an aggregated transaction value of AED 772 million).

Advised Arcapita on its acquisition of interests in the Saadiyat Beach Apartments in Abu Dhabi from Mubadala Development Company.

Advised the KBBO Group in connection with its proposed joint venture with a cosmetic surgery facility in Los Angeles and acquisition of clinics in Switzerland.

Advised NBK Capital on its sale of Reach School in Qatar.

Advised BlueApple Healthcare on various corporate aspects (including joint venture arrangements) of a greenfield development healthcare project in Abu Dhabi.

Advised L Capital Asia  on its acquisition of a minority interest in the Bateel chain of restaurants.

Advised an international power company on its acquisition of a major power plant in Iraq.

Advised Al Noor Hospital on the acquisition of the Manchester Clinic and Al Madar Clinics across the UAE.

Advised a consortium of investment companies in Abu Dhabi on their proposed acquisition of a catering facility group.

Advised the shareholders of Emirates College of Technology on the sale of Emirates College of Technology, an education facility incorporated in Abu Dhabi, to Rashed Al Rashed, an investment company incorporated in Saudi Arabia.

Advised the shareholders of Dimensions Healthcare on their sale of 100% of the share capital of Dimensions Healthcare to IMS Health, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Advised a quasi-governmental private equity group on its proposed acquisition of interests in a proton cancer therapy center in Saudi Arabia.

Advised UPS on its 51% acquisition of a parcel services company in the Emirate of Dubai.

Advised Al Noor Hospitals Group PLC on its acquisition of various medical facilities across the UAE and the wider GCC region.

Advised International Schools Partnership on its corporate structuring arrangements and acquisition of various schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Advised the National Central Cooling Company PJSC on its acquisition of interests in district cooling plants.

Advised Pinebridge on a sale and leaseback transaction with GEMS Education.

Advised an entity in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on its proposed acquisition of a telecoms company in Cambodia.

Advised an international power company on its acquisition of international power plants in North America and Europe.

Advised TAQA on its acquisition of a 54% interest in the Fujairah 2 and Shuweihat 2 power projects.

Advised a major UAE based company on its acquisition of a recognised publishing company in Lebanon.

Advised a UAE based investment company on its proposed acquisition of an oil and gas pipe manufacturing company in the UAE.

Advised a major UAE based company on its acquisition of a chain of internationally recognised hotels in Turkey.

Advised an Omani based investment company on its proposed acquisition of a 5 star hotel in the UAE.

Joint Ventures and Restructuring

Advised Aabar Investments PJSC on its proposed joint venture with Arabtec Holding PJSC.

Advised Mubadala Development Company PJSC on its joint venture with Petrofac for the establishment of Petrofac Emirates LLC.

Advised on the joint venture between Waha Capital and Blenheim Capital for the establishment of Waha Financial Services, together with central bank regulatory approvals.

Advised National Central Cooling Company PJSC, generally, on district cooling projects in the UAE.

Advised an international oil & gas company on restructuring its international assets.

Advised Abu Dhabi Basic Industries Corporation PJSC on its joint venture with Gulf Extrusions Company LLC for the establishment of a project to manufacture aluminium extrusion and extrusion based products.

Advised an Abu Dhabi based government investment company on its joint venture with a Chinese based steel product manufacturing company for the establishment of a seamless steel tube production facility.

Capital Markets

Advised Al Noor Hospital in connection with its IPO of shares and listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Advised the sponsors of a UAE retail company on its proposed IPO of shares and listing on NASDAQ Dubai.

Advised the sponsors of an industrial company incorporated in Singapore on its proposed IPO and listing on NASDAQ Dubai.

Advised Axiom Telecom LLC on its initial public offering of shares and proposed listing on NASDAQ Dubai.

Advised Aabar Investments PJSC on its delisting of shares from ADX.

Advised an international power company on its initial public offering of shares and proposed listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Advised TAQA on its US$1.7 billion bond offering.

Advised TAQA on an AED4.15 billion convertible bond offering.

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