We advise Saudi Arabian and overseas companies and individuals operating in a wide variety of sectors on all aspects of corporate transactions. These include buying and selling companies and businesses (both publicly listed and privately owned), company and contractual joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and minority investments.
We are able to advise throughout the lifecycle of a transaction from initial discussions and due diligence through to drafting and negotiating documentation, obtaining governmental and regulatory approvals and post-completion integration. Our transactions team also has wide experience in both debt and equity capital markets including sukuk and conventional bond offerings, securitizations, structured instruments IPOs, rights issues, open offers and investment funds, including real estate funds.
As well as advising issuers and advisers on local offers, we have extensively counselled foreign issuers on the compliance requirements in order to market and sell securities to investors in Saudi Arabia, including on the basis of private placements.
Our strategic business advisory function also supports many of our clients in the management and structure of their overseas investments. In this respect, our firm’s close working relationship with international law firm Linklaters provides additional access for our clients to integrated legal services worldwide.
Yildiz Holding on its acquisition of United Biscuits in Saudi from private equity funds managed by Blackstone and PAI Partners.