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Jean-Jérôme Khodara

Jean-Jérôme Khodara

Partner, Corporate and M&A
Algiers – Cairo

Jean-Jérôme Khodara is a Partner at Matouk Bassiouny with the Corporate / M&A Regional Practice Group, and the head of our Algeria Practice. Prior to joining Matouk Bassiouny, Jean-Jérôme worked with the French international law firm Gide and with the group LafargeHolcim where he was in charge of M&A transactions in the Middle-East and Africa (MEA). Jean-Jérôme has been awarded for Single Deal Legal Advisor by Private Equity Africa Awards (2019).

Practice Focus

Jean-Jérôme’s practice spreads across the MEA region, with a focus on Algeria and Egypt. He advises local and international clients on M&A transactions with a specialization 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.

Select Recent Experience

Jean-Jérôme has advised:

  • LafargeHolcim on a USD 290 million joint-venture company with Algerian partners for the design, construction and operation of a 2.7 million tons per year capacity cement plant in Biskra (Algeria);
  • 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) (Egypt);
  • a leading US private investment firm for the acquisition of a majority stake in an Algerian pharma company (Algeria);
  • Alta Semper Capital (a UK-based private equity firm) for the acquisition of a majority stake in ODM, Morocco’s leading oncology, radiology & diagnostics platform (Morocco);
  • Hyundai in connection with the acquisition of Doosan Infracore (Algeria);
  • 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 (Egypt);
  • Yum, the owner of the KFC franchise, for the opening of a restaurant chain (Algeria);
  • GE Health Care on the structuring of its importation and distribution business (Algeria);
  • Kingsway Capital and Alta Semper Capital (two UK-based private equity firms) on the acquisition of a majority equity stake in Macro Group, a leading cosmeceuticals business in Egypt (Egypt);
  • A leading FMCG company (listed on the Egyptian stock exchange) for the acquisition of a majority stake in the leading bakery chain in Egypt (Egypt);
  • Ghabbour Auto for a corporate restructuring (Algeria);
  • 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 (Egypt);
  • GE Power for the restructuring of its joint-venture company in Libya (Libya).


  • Private Equity Africa Awards, 2019 – Award for Single Deal Legal Advisor –  in recognition of his work as lead counsel to Alta Semper Capital in their USD 50 million transaction with Oncologie et Diagnostic du Maroc “ODM”)


Harvard University (US); Master in Public Administration

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

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

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