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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.

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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 sale of a ma­jor part of the In­vi­tel Group to DIGI Group.Cin­ven on its ac­quis­i­tion of Part­ner in Pet Food (PPF), a lead­ing European pet food man­u­fac­turer, with nine man­u­fac­tur­ing op­er­a­tions across Europe, from Pamplona Cap­it­al Man­age­ment. This ac­quis­i­tion marks Cin­ven’s first in­vest­ment in the European pet food mar­ket.Ar­gus Cap­it­al on sev­er­al com­pleted and con­tem­plated ac­quis­i­tions and di­vest­ments across CEE, in­clud­ing the ac­quis­i­tion of a ma­jor­ity hold­ing in Calucem in Croa­tia, the ac­quis­i­tion of Po­lar­is, a ma­jor Ro­mani­an phar­ma­ceut­ic­als com­pany, the con­tem­plated ac­quis­i­tion of 100 % of shares of flex­ible pack­aging busi­ness of an in­ter­na­tion­al man­u­fac­turer in Croa­tia, the po­ten­tial ac­quis­i­tion of shares of a lead­ing man­u­fac­turer of com­mu­nic­a­tion equip­ment in Aus­tria, the pro­posed ac­quis­i­tion of ap­prox­im­ately 93.7% of the re­gistered cap­it­al in a lead­ing food and bever­ages com­pany in Slov­e­nia and on­go­ing trans­ac­tions.Syn­lab Group on an M&A trans­ac­tion and rep­res­en­ted the seller, where European private equity firm Cin­ven ac­quired the ma­jor­ity stake in the Syn­lab Group, a Ger­man headquartered pro­vider of hu­man and veter­in­ary labor­at­ory ser­vices and en­vir­on­ment­al ana­lys­is across Europe.Port­fo­Lion / Finext in vari­ous, in­de­pend­ent in­vest­ments with­in the frame­work of the so called Jeremie pro­gram of the EU and on re­lated share­hold­ers agree­ments as well as oth­er re­lated is­sues (cap­it­al in­creases, is­su­ance of new shares, grant­ing loans, etc.).Day One Cap­it­al on ven­ture cap­it­al in­vest­ment in a soft­ware com­pany and on re­lated share­hold­er agree­ment.Please down­load the print ver­sion be­low.


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1 February 2018
CMS in the MENA Re­gion