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Tamer El Hennawy

Tamer El Hennawy

Partner and Co-Head of Capital Markets and Corporate and M&A

Tamer El Hennawy is a Partner in Matouk Bassiouny & Hennawy and the co-head of the Corporate and M&A and Capital Markets practice groups. Tamer represents leading Egyptian corporations and has been working on most of the public offerings that occurred in the country in the past six years.

Tamer has helped execute high-value acquisitions, restructurings, and divestitures in Egypt for companies in the natural resources, manufacturing, construction, real estate, pharmaceutical and tourism industries. Tamer also worked on the sale of operating fields that were carried out by the Egyptian Petroleum Corporation. Legal periodicals noted:

Practice Focus

Tamer represents sellers, investors and purchasers in a significant number of acquisitions or joint ventures.

Recent Rankings

  • Tamer El Hennawy ranked as a Highly Regarded Lawyer – IFLR 1000, 2017-2021
  • Tamer El Hennawy ranked as a Leading Lawyer – Chambers & Partners, 2017-2020-2021-2022

Select Recent Experience

Advising:

  • Hassan Allam Holding in their acquisition of 60% of the shares of Power Generation Engineering and Services Company S.A.E being the largest consultancy firm in the region the field of power generation. The instructions included providing legal advices conducting legal due diligence and review the transaction documentation. The transaction value: EGP 420 million (closed in March 2018).
  • SEB Internationale SAS and Groupe SEB Egypt for Household Appliances in connection with their acquisition of 51% of Egyptian French Company for Households being a market leader in the field of cooking equipment. The acquisition is followed by a merger, which would in effect cause SEB Internationale SAS and Groupe SEB Egypt for Household Appliances ownership to reach 55%.
  • Transaction cash value is approximately EGP 400,000,000 yet the overall value including the merged entity values would be a multiple of that figure. The instructions included providing legal advices conducting legal due diligence and review the transaction documentation (signed in December 2017).
  • Obour Land for Food Industries, as sole local councils, in its initial public offering for a total valuation of EGP 774 million.
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Beltone Investment Banking, global coordinator and book-runner, on the IPO of Amer Group for a total valuation of around USD 200 million.
  • 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).
  • Edita Food Industries SAE in connection to its initial public offering for a total valuation of EGP 2,012,882,047.
  • DICE – a leading Egyptian manufacturer of sports, casual wear and ready-made garments – in a primary offering of up to 62.35% of its outstanding share capital listed on EGX, valued at EGP 25 million.
  • Palm Hills Development S.A.E in its initial public offering for a total valuation of USD 343,000,000.
  • EFG-Hermes, global coordinator and book-runner, on the IPO of Juhayna for a total valuation of USD 206,000,000.
  • Commercial International Bank (Egypt) S.A.E in the acquisition of the consumer banking business of Citibank in Egypt. Transaction value: Confidential.
  • Emaar Misr for Development in connection to its initial public offering for a total valuation of EGP 2.2 billion.
  • A company on its divestiture of interest in an entity having concessions over an Egyptian port. Transaction value: over USD 700 million.
  • A company in its divestiture of interest in two entities having concessions over an operating oil field. Transaction value: USD 2 billion.

Education

University of London: LL.M.
2000

Cairo University – LL.B.
1999

Language

Arabic

English

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Egyptian Bar AssociationMember
  • American Chamber of CommerceMember