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Jean-Jérôme Khodara

Jean-Jérôme Khodara

Partner, Corporate and M&A

Jean-Jérôme Khodara is a Partner at Matouk Bassiouny with the Corporate/ M&A practice group. Prior to joining Matouk Bassiouny, Jean-Jérôme has worked with the French international law firm Gide and with the group LafargeHolcim where is was in charge of M&A transactions in the Middle-East and Africa.

Practice Focus

Jean-Jérôme advises local and international clients on M&A transactions with a focus on complex cross-border deals. His expertise includes managing all phases of M&A transactions: structuring, due diligence, negotiation and transaction documents. Jean-Jérôme also handles other corporate transactions such as joint ventures and corporate restructurings. In parallel to his practice in Egypt, Jean-Jérôme has developed a specific expertise in advising investors in Algeria where he was based for more than a year. Jean-Jérôme is the head of our Country Desk for Algeria.

Select Recent Experience

  • Advising Meridian Investment (Russia) for the divestment of a majority stake in “TBE Egypt for Payment Solutions and Services” to affiliates of BPE Partners (formerly Beltone Private Equity);
  • Advising Alta Semper (a UK-based private equity firm) for the acquisition of a majority stake in ODM, Morocco’s leading oncology, radiology & diagnostics platform;
  • Advising Abraaj in relation to the acquisition of a minority stake in two Egyptian project companies each incorporated for the purposes of designing, constructing, building, testing and commissioning a 50MW solar power plant under Round 2 of the Feed-in Tariff program;
  • Advising Alta Semper Capital and Kingsway Capital (two UK-based private equity firms) on the acquisition of a majority equity stake in Macro Group, a leading cosmeceuticals business in Egypt;
  • Advising a leading FMCG company in Egypt (listed on the Egyptian stock exchange) for the acquisition of a majority stake in the leading bakery chain in Egypt;
  • Advising BPE Partners (formerly Beltone Private Equity) on the acquisition of a minority stake in three Egyptian companies (MMID 30, TAQA 50 & PHOENIX), qualified to participate in the second round of the solar Feed-in-Tariff Program;
  • Advising GE Power for the restructuring of its joint-venture company in Libya.

Education

Harvard University (US); Master in Public Administration
2004

Exeter University (UK); LLM – Master in European Law
1997

University of Rennes (France); LLM – Post-Graduate Degree in Business Law (DJCE – DESS)
1996

University of Paris II Assas (France); Master Degree in Business Law
1995

Language

English

French