Investment Banking

Mergers & Acquisitions

Kamco Invest advises on buy and sell side mandates for both acquisitions and divestitures, in addition to conducting due diligence in different sectors of the economy.

 

Whether you are looking to divest, sell your shares in a company or acquire a new company, our Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) practice coupled with market insight and strong relationship with regional brokers will provide you with value-added advice and promote the successful execution of the transaction.

 

Our team has a broad range of expertise ranging from handling medium-size to multi-billion-dollar mandates across several sectors including telecommunications, banking and finance, retail, real estate, as well as others.

 

Sell-side advisory

To achieve the best value for shareholders through the sale full or partial sale of a company, we developed a sell-side process that includes:

  • Understanding shareholders’ objectives
  • Short listing potential buyers
  • Preparing marketing documentations
    • Determining the value span of the business and considering synergies to be obtained by the potential acquirer
  • Determining the mode of sale:
    • Competitive Bidding
    • Negotiated Sale
  • Due-diligence support in terms of setting up the Data Room
  • Assisting the Seller in formulating a negotiation strategy aimed at maximizing shareholder value and minimizing the risks of the transaction
  • Agreement and documentation drafting, including representations and warranties

 

Buy-side advisory

  • To optimize conditions of the acquisition and mitigate risks, the buy-side process includes:
    • Understanding acquisition objectives
    • Screening targets based on agreed parameters
    • Selecting targets
    • Assessing and exploring the target’s shareholder(s) interest
    • Determining the value
    • Identify potential synergies
    • Assisting the buyer in formulating a negotiation strategy aimed at arriving to the ‘right’ price of the target
    • Organizing the due diligence and support for the buyer during the closing of the transaction
      • Carry out business and financial due-diligence
      • Assist in legal, accounting, technical due-diligence
  • Drafting of investor documentation including representations and warranties

 

Mergers & Acquisitions - Highlighted

Client: 
Kuwait Pipe Industries and Oil Services Company
Transaction: 

Restructuring of KWD130mn commercial debt

Company's Role: 
Financial Advisor
Client: 
Bharti Airtel
Transaction: 

Bharti Airtel's acquisition of Zain Africa for USD10.7bn

Company's Role: 
Regional Financial Advisor
Client: 
Agility Public Warehousing Company
Transaction: 

Secondary listing on Dubai Financial Market (DFM)

Company's Role: 
Listing Advisor