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Mohamed Abdel Fattah

Mohamed Abdel Fattah

Partner & Head of Capital Markets

Mohamed Abdel Fattah is a Partner at Matouk Bassiouny and heads the Capital Markets group. Mohamed has worked as lead counsel to the issuer and/or underwriter on all initial public offerings (IPOs) on the Egyptian Stock Exchange as of 2006. Mohamed is also qualified to practice before the Cairo Court of Cassation, Egypt’s highest court.

For the past 17 years, Mohamed Abdel Fattah has acquired deep experience in the Capital Markets sector in Egypt leading him to be considered as one of the best Capital Markets lawyers in Egypt.

  • In 2018, Mohamed was registered as the first to register as the founding agent of companies in non-banking activities in Egypt by the Financial Regulatory Authority.
  • In 2011, Mohamed became a partner in Matouk Bassiouny.
  • From 2008 – 2010, Mohamed was a partner in Zaki Hashem Law firm.
  • From 1997 – 2007, Mohamed was an independent lawyer.
  • Completely embedded in the Egyptian market” – Chambers Global, 2021

Practice Focus

Mohamed is experienced in corporate matters, capital markets transactions and litigation issues. Mohamed’s skills are legal, tax advisory, legal documentation and financial close. He was the leader on developing the process of listing and issuance of shares in the Egyptian Exchange Market, thus transforming them from primary to secondary. He was also the first to implement the listed shares price stabilization account.

Recent Rankings

  • Mohamed Abdel Fattah ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Capital Markets – IFLR 1000, 2017-2022
  • Mohamed Abdel Fattah ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Capital Markets – Chambers & Partners, 2017-2022
  • He is efficient, responsive and has an unparalleled depth of knowledge about the market.” – Chambers Global, 2022
  • Mohamed is very professional and cares about his clients; he works hard to protect their interests.” – Chambers Global, 2022
  • Completely embedded in the Egyptian market” – Chambers Global, 2021
  • In 2013, Mohamed has received the below recognitions from IFLR1000:

“Mohamed Abdel Fattah is considered by some as the leading capital markets lawyer in the country.” “Mohamed Abdel Fattah has undertaken all IPOs in Egypt consecutively from 2005 until recent.

Select Recent Experience

  • Representation of Sarwa Capital in connection with an International public offering intended to finance a capital increase and partial exit of some of its major shareholders. Transaction value is EGP 2,172,456,580,15 (Closed in October 2018).
  • Representation of Egyptian investment bank CI Capital on the listing of 246.9 million ordinary shares on the Egyptian Stock Exchange, representing 43.6% of its capital. Transaction value: EGP 2,091,657,604 (closed in April 2018).
  • Representation of Raya Contact Center S.A.E. in the issuing of up to 48,994 existing ordinary shares representing 48.99% of the company’s outstanding share capital. Transaction Value: over EGP 800 million (closed in November 2017).
  • Representation of Egypt’s fastest-growing and second-largest distributor of pharmaceutical products Ibn Sina in an initial public offering of up to 269,381,625 ordinary shares. Offering represents approximately 40% of the total share capital of the company and is distributed in two tranches, to be followed by a capital increase of up to 50 million shares specified to shareholders who sold their shares in the first offering (closed in November 2017).
  • Representing Cleopatra Hospital – a leading hospital group in Egypt – in its capital increase of EGP 700 million through private placement to the existing shareholders, along with a fully tradable rights issue.
  • Representation of Arafa Holding and EFG-Hermes, the sole global coordinator and book-runner, on an IPO for a total valuation of USD 91,950,000.
  • Representation of Porto Group Holding SAE in connection with its demerger from Amer Group, a company listed on the Egyptian Exchange and on its public offering. Transaction value: EGP 455, 954,464 (closed October 2015).
  • Representation of Emaar Misr for development and EFG in connection with its initial public offering for a total valuation of EGP 2 billion and 280 million (closed July 2015).
  • Representation of GB Auto and Beltone Investment Banking, the global coordinator, lead manager and sole book-runner, on the IPO of GB Auto for a total valuation of USD 227,231,598.
  • Representation of EFG-Hermes, acting together with HSBC as joint global coordinators and book-runners, on the IPO of Talaat Mostafa Group Holding for a total valuation of USD 823,000,000.
  • Representation of EFG-Hermes, acting together with Goldman Sachs as joint global coordinators and book-runners, on the IPO of Palm Hills Developments for a total valuation of USD 343,000,000.
  • Representation of Palm Hills, EFG and Arab African Bank and Acanar Company, in connection with an Increase in the capital of the company with the circulation of the right of subscription – the value of one billion six hundred and forty-eight million Egyptian pounds.
  • Representation of EFG-Hermes, global coordinator and book-runner, on the IPO of Juhayna for a total valuation of USD 206,000,000.
  • Representation of Arabian Cement Company, as well as EFG-Hermes and CI Capital as Joint Global Coordinators, along with Norton Rose Fullbright, on the first IPO since the 2011 revolution, for a total valuation of EGP 766,819,800 (approximately USD 109,000,000).
  • Representation of Beltone Investment Banking, global coordinator and book-runner, on the IPO of Amer Group for a total valuation of around USD 200 million.
  • Representation of Edita Food Industries SAE and EFG in connection to its initial public offering for a total valuation of EGP 2,012,882,047.
  • Representation of Domty – Arabian Food Industries Co. in its initial public offering, the first IPO that took place in Egypt in 2016, for a total valuation of EGP 1 billion 127 million.
  • Representation of Obour Land, as well as CI Capital, for a total valuation of EGP 774400000
  • Representation of EFG and Maridive company in connection with an IPO, for a total valuation of 272,928,964 $ US. (Closed in May 2008).
  • Representation of Egyptian Gulf Bank in its capital increase by trading the right of the Egyptian Stock Exchange during the IPO in 2017.

Bond Issues

  • Representation of Ezz Steel Rebars and the Arab African International Bank on the bond issuance by Ezz Steel Rebars for a total valuation of EGP 1.1 billion.
  • Representation of GB Auto and the Arab African International Bank on the bond issuance by GB Auto for a total valuation of EGP 1 billion.

Companies

  • Incorporated hundreds of companies pursuant to Egyptian Law no.159 for year 1981, no.8 for year 1997 and no.95 for year 1992.
  • Managed to extract licences to start it’s activities from the money market companies such as holding companies, securities brokerage companies, fund management companies, securities portfolios, investment funds company.
  • In addition, Promoting companies, IPO coverage and venture capital.

Examples of companies Mr. Mohamed worked with includes:

  • Vodafone Egypt
  • Emmar Egypt
  • Beltone group and its subsidiaries
  • Sanita group and its subsidiaries

Examples of companies Mr. Mohamed worked on restructuring:

  • AIG for insurance
  • Allianze
  • Amer group and its subsidiaries
  • Porto group and its subsidiaries
  • Selling shares of Banque Misr with Romania Bank
  • A key party in ending the agreement between the Artok Group for Investments and Development and Emaar Misr
  • France Telecom agreement with Orascom as representative of France Telecom
  • Representative of Raya Holding as legal advisor against the tender offer submitted by Orascom to the entire shares of Raya Company.

Examples of companies, Mr. Mohamed is a member of the Board of Directors in includes:

  • Giza Tourism Development Company, the owner of Grand Rotana Resort & Spa Sharm El Sheikh.
  • Giza and Cairo Real Estate Development Company, one of the Saudi Diyar Consulting Engineers.
  • Holding Company for Construction and Development (since July 2106 until January 2018)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Amer Group Holding SAE since February 2018 till now

Examples of companies, Mr. Mohamed is a legal advisor to includes:

  • Amer Holding Group and its subsidiaries
  • Porto Holding Group and its subsidiaries
  • Al Arafa Investment Group and its subsidiaries
  • SABIC Africa Trading and Marketing Company is a subsidiary of SABIC Saudi Arabia.

Education

Cairo University – LL.B.
1994

Language

Arabic

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Egyptian Bar Association – Member
  • American Chamber of Commerce – Member
  • Egyptian Stock Exchange- Listing Agent