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Private Equity

The CMS Oman office has represented a number of private equity and sovereign wealth funds in their acquisition and disposal strategies and general management of their portfolios across the Middle East.

The relative availability of debt together with significant levels of capital committed to the private equity industry, or held on corporate balance sheets, has strongly impacted the competition for assets and pricing levels. A cohesive private equity strategy will support you to ensure that you acquire the right assets and obtain maximum value from your portfolio. We are structured around your business sectors and that of your targets.

The whole team provide a service beyond anything that I have experienced in over 15 years of doing deals.

Private equity investor

Private equity funds and sovereign wealth funds and financial institutions look to CMS for our ability to mobilise large international specialist teams in a seamless and coordinated manner. Our team has a long-standing and close relationship with the private equity industry in the Middle East and around the world. You benefit from uniquely connected lawyers (both internationally and in their respective local markets) providing clients with access to the latest market information and opportunities as well as helpful introductions to industry contacts. With antitrust, tax, employment, banking, commercial and disputes expertise, we can also assist in the protection and growth of your funds and investments. Whether your deal is in the upper or mid private equity or venture market, our specialist lawyers can guide you towards the best business outcome in your home markets and across multiple jurisdictions.

Highlights of experience in Private Equity in Hungary
China CEE-Fund and CEE Equity Partners on a EUR 200 million acquisition of 99.9% of Magyar Telecom B.V.’s holdings in the Invitel Group by way of a secondary buy-out transaction and on a EUR 140 million...

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15/07/2024
CMS European Private Equity Study 2024
We are pleased to share with you the 2024 edition of the CMS European Private Equity Study, a comprehensive analysis of hundreds of private equity deals CMS advised on across Europe in 2023 and previous...
06/09/2023
Deadlock clauses
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The legal framework for sustainable family businesses in the Kingdom
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UAE Corporate Tax: Small Business Relief Criteria
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12/01/2022
CMS International Disputes Digest - 2021/22 Winter Edition
Welcome to the winter edition of the International Disputes Digest, a biannual publication that explores, analyses and provides commentary on the latest trends in the worldwide dis­pute-res­ol­u­tion market...
04/11/2021
Update: CMS Expert Guide to International Arbitration – Americas
We are pleased to announce that the fifth volume of the CMS Expert Guide to International Arbitration has been published, covering seven jurisdictions in the Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Chile...
03/06/2021
The introduction of VAT in the Sultanate of Oman: a brief legal guide
GCC member states all signed up to the GCC-Wide VAT Agreement in 2016, which serves as a guide for gulf council states to implement almost identical, domestic value added tax (VAT) laws in the supply...
01/02/2018
CMS in the MENA Region
The Middle East is one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Prospects for the region remain upbeat with businesses adjusting to the ‘new normal’ oil price, and growth in sectors such as Fintech...
11/08/2014
Changes to Omani Commercial Agencies Law aim to increase market competition
On 22 July 2014, Royal Decree No 34/2014 (the “Decree”) came into force, amending various provisions of the Omani Commercial Agencies Law (No 26/1977) (the “Law”). The Decree brings about major...
17/04/2014
Consumer Rights Shine Bright in the Sultanate of Oman
Consumer rights in Oman have recently received robust enhancement from the Government in the form of approved new amendments to its Consumer Protection Law. These amendments are set to completely overhaul...
20/03/2014
Oman Central Bank issues anti-corruption circular
In an effort to improve corporate governance across the Omani banking sector, the Central Bank has recently issued Circular BM 1119, instructing banks and licensed financial institutions to avoid conflicts...