Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

Mergers and Acquisitions are a vital growth strategy for any business irrespective of whether the economy is expanding or contracting. However, due to the global economic crisis businesses have to be more creative as deals are more complex. We have one of the most respected Merger and Acquisition teams in Pakistan. Our lawyers due to their extensive experience and insight have excelled in providing original and creative solutions for complex, time-sensitive issues.

Our clients seek our services in every aspect of the transaction; from structuring, negotiating, and documenting to closing the deal.  We counsel both public and private acquirers and targets and have the requisite resources and experience to complete the largest and most complex national and cross-border transactions. We acknowledge that every transaction, irrespective of its size is of importance to our clients. On the one hand we advise the largest companies that are regularly engaged in such transactions, on the other we also represent numerous smaller clients and ensure that the quality of service that we provide is similar.

Our team comprises of the best-equipped M&A lawyers who are supported by professionals from the specific industry. Our lawyers are well-versed in the markets that our clients operate and thus work in a way that leads to effective and efficient deal execution. Our M&A work concerns companies in a diverse range of industries including:

  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Information technology
  • Insurance
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Oil and Gas
  • Publishing
  • Real Estate
  • Shipping
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation

We have a track record of providing original and creative solutions that have had a drastic impact on businesses. In a short period of less than one year our partners have already executed a transaction worth approximately US $ 100 million. In addition to this our partners have been involved in major national and international M &A Transactions. Some of these recent notable transactions are as follows:

  •  Acquisition of thirty percent shareholding of Warid Telecom (Private) Limited by SingTel, a telecommunication giant based in Singapore.

 

  •  Acquisition of hundred percent shareholding of Warid Telecom Uganda and Warid Telecom Congo by Airtel India; largest telecommunication operator in India and fastest growing telecommunication brand in Africa.

 

  • Sale of hundred percent shareholdings in Warid Telecom Bangladesh.

 

  • Sale of entire passive network infrastructure of Warid Telecom Uganda to Eaton Towers; one of the major passive infrastructure providers in Africa.

 

  •  A merger between Standard Bank by JSC Kor Bank Georgia, a group company of Dhabi Group, to provide comprehensive and quality banking services in Republic of Georgia.