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Ahmed Abdelgawad
Partner

Dr Ahmed Abdelgawad is a Co-Founder of ADSERO - Ragy Soliman & Partners and is Co-Heading the Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets practice area. In addition, Ahmed is simultaneously teaching at the Criminal Law Department at the Faculty of Law, Cairo University. Furthermore, Ahmed obtained his PhD in “The General Theory for Capital Market Crimes” from Cairo University in 2015. 

Ahmed has over 17 years of experience in the legal field, during which he focuses mainly on M&A and Capital Markets. In addition, Ahmed participated in several arbitrations and litigations in Egypt and represented his clients in numerous project finances and syndications. 

Ahmed represented a multitude of private equities in high-profile transactions; including Gulf Capital, Chimera Capital, Abraaj and Euromena, and represented various national and multinational companies through a wide range of industries; including Telecom Egypt, Cairo 3A, Americana, Perma Pipes, Abou Zaabal Fertilizers, Alcazar Energy, Etisalat, Atos, Danone, Delivery Hero, Domty, LITAT Group, Symantec, Stream, Suez Steel, TCI Sanmar Chemicals and Techno Scan.

Assisted The Sovereign Fund of Egypt, MOBICA and EFG Hermes to establish a partnership between leading education provider GEMS Egypt to establish two schools at the Universal Village accessible to the Egyptian middle class. 

Assisted The Sovereign Fund of Egypt in establishing a partnership between CIRA and Elsewedy Capital to establish two schools at the Universal Village accessible to the Egyptian middle class.

Represented CIRA, a leading education service provider company in Egypt, and Elsewedy Capital, in the establishment of a JV for the management of schools in Egypt.

Assisted Chimera Capital in the acquisition of a significant minority stake of primary shares in Gemini Global Development Egypt, the owner of Ora Developments. The transaction value was USD 100 million.

Represented the shareholders of a leading manufacturer of cosmeceuticals in the divestment of a significant minority stake to one of the key regional private equity firms.

 Assisted SolarizEgypt in selling 74% of its portfolio to Amarenco Group and establishing a joint venture to co-develop 300MW of assets at an estimated budget of USD 255 million over four years. 

Represented EVA Pharma, a leading regional pharmaceutical player, in a joint venture with a regional medical aesthetic equipment and products distributor. The JV company was established in the UAE, and its geographical scope will cover Egypt and Africa. 

Represented TAQA, a major energy company, in a joint venture with a regional heaters manufacturer. 

Advised  Americana Group in the successful divestment of its stake in the Egyptian Starch and Glucose Company to Cairo Three  A  through a Mandatory Tender Offer (MTO) process. The MTO submitted by Cairo Three A was executed on the Egyptian Exchange at  an average price of 8.6 per share with a value of USD 26.75 million. 

Advised the sellers of  Cairo West for Medical Services (owner of El Nada Hospital - Sheikh Zayed), a major healthcare provider in Egypt,  in the successful sale of most of its shares to  Al  Ahly  Capital  Holding, the investment arm of the National Bank of Egypt, in an OTC transaction on the Egyptian Exchange.

Represented Cairo 3A in the acquisition of a majority stake in Al Ahram Poultry.

Represented Domty in its IPO at the Egyptian Exchange. The transaction involved undertaking due diligence on the group, assisting International Counsel (Baker McKenzie London) in drafting the international prospectus and drafting the PSN.​

Represented Cairo Three A in connection with the acquisition of  98% of the share capital of National Company for Maize Products, a listed company on the Egyptian Exchange.

Represented Gulf Capital in connection with the acquisition of a minority stake in Techno Group Holding. 

Represented a leading solar energy company in its negotiations to set up a joint venture for the purpose of establishing a solar power plant in Egypt under the Feed-in-Tariff program. 

Represented Gulf Capital, along with co-counsel Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in connection with the acquisition of a minority stake in Middle East Glass Manufacturing S.A.E. The transaction involved launching a Mandatory Public Tender Offer for the acquisition of up to 100% of the company's share capital and undertaking a capital increase. 

Represented Citadel Capital, Grandview Capital and Watanya Printing in relation to the divestment of a minority stake to International Finance Corporation through a right issue.  

Represented Emirates National Bank of Dubai (ENBD), along with co-counsel Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in connection with the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of BNP Paribas. 

Represented Dice in its initial public offering on EGX. The instructions included undertaking of due diligence on the company, reviewing the underwriting agreement and drafting the local prospectus.​

Represented KBBO, a UAE-based Investment Group, in its acquisition of 60% of Flying Elephant Lab, the owner and operator of Yaoota, an Egyptian search engine for products sold online in Egypt. 

Represented TCV in connection with the acquisition of 50% of Platform for Food Industries through primary issuance of shares. 

Represented Cedar Bridge on the acquisition of a minority stake in Shams Group, a leading provider in the medical laboratories industry.  

Represented BECO in connection with its investment in Vezeeta. 

Advised Dr Abdelwahab Family on the sale of their stake in Cairo Scan Radiology.

Assisted Telecom Egypt SAE (TE) sign six new commercial and strategic agreements with Etisalat Misr worth USD 911 million (EGP 17 billion).

Ranked in Chambers & Partners Global in 2022: Corporate/M&A practice area. 

Bar

Egyptian Bar Association 

Criminal Law Association

French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Egypt (CCIFE) 

Egyptian Private Equity Association (EPEA) 

British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA) 

2015 - PhD degree in General Theory for Capital Markets Crimes, Cairo University.  

2011 - Visiting Researcher, Queen Mary, University of London.  

2007 - Private Law Diploma, Cairo University.  

2006 - Criminal Law Diploma, Cairo University.  

2005 - LL.B, Cairo University.