Amethis, SPE Capital and EBRD’s Acquisition of a 95% Stake of GlobalCorp

Baker McKenzie advised a consortium of financial investors led by Amethis and included SPE AIF I (SPE Capital) and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Amethis, SPE AIF I (SPE Capital) and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), executed the acquisition of a 95% stake of GlobalCorp for Financial Services. 
 
The deal marks a key milestone for Amethis and SPE Capital as it aligns with their strategies to invest in Egypt, which is a key market for financial sponsors in North Africa. The transaction also presents the first investment by Amethis in Egypt and the second investment by SPE Capital in Egypt through SPE AIF I.

The Baker McKenzie team was led by Partner Hani Nassef (Picture) and Mohamed Barakat (M&A, Cairo) with support from Counsel Mostafa El Sakaa (Capital Markets, Cairo), Counsel Mohamed El Far (Anti-trust, Cairo), Senior Associates Sameh Dahroug (M&A, Cairo) and Ingy El Kady (M&A, Cairo), and Associates Mohamed Elhossamy (Corporate, Cairo), Peryhane Gawish (Corporate, Cairo), Hania Negm (Anti-trust, Cairo), Ahmed Shehata (Banking & Finance, Cairo). Specialist Dutch law advice was provided by Partner Koen Bos (M&A, Amsterdam) and Associates Willem Jan Treuren (Corporate, Amsterdam), Charlotte Van Rhee (Corporate, Amsterdam), and Suzanne van Balen (Corporate, Amsterdam). 

Involved fees earner: Mohamed Barakat – Baker McKenzie; Koen Bos – Baker McKenzie; Sameh Dahroug – Baker McKenzie; Mohamed El Far – Baker McKenzie; Mohamed El Hossamy – Baker McKenzie; Ingy El Kady – Baker McKenzie; Mostafa El Sakaa – Baker McKenzie; Peryhane GawishPeryhane Gawish – Baker McKenzie; Hani Nassef – Baker McKenzie; Willem Jan Treuren – Baker McKenzie; Suzanne van Balen – Baker McKenzie; Charlotte van Rhee – Baker McKenzie;

Law Firms: Baker McKenzie;

Clients: Amethis Finance; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; SPE Capital;