Adnan Bekdur

Associate, London, Dubai

Biography

Overview

Adnan Bekdur is an associate in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London. Adnan is a member of our EMEA Private Equity team.

Adnan advises private equity firms, other financial sponsors and alternative capital providers on a range of transactions including acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, equity investments and co-investments and other corporate matters.

Prior to joining White & Case, Adnan worked for a magic circle firm in London, where he also spent six months on secondment in Milan.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
GDL & LPC
University of Law
LLM
King's College London
BA (Hons)
University College Utrecht
Languages
English
Dutch
Turkish

Experience

Representation of Centerbridge Partners and Gallatin Point Capital on their acquisition of a 32.5 percent controlling stake in Phoenix Holdings Ltd, the largest insurance company in Israel, from Delek Group Ltd.

Representation of GSO Capital Partners LP, one of the world's largest credit-oriented alternative asset managers, in the sale of Alcontrol Group Limited and the structuring and upstreaming of proceeds.

Representation of GSO Capital Partners LP in the financing and the acquisition of a substantial minority stake (together with Blue Skies and others in a consortium) in a series of aircraft maintenance businesses in the United States.

Representation of Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investments on its investment in OutSystems, the global leader in low-code rapid application development.

Representation of Goldman Sachs International in its investment for a minority of stake in Modanisa Elektronik Mağazacılık ve Ticaret A.Ş., an e-commerce based retailer selling modern conservative clothing and accessories.

Representation of Harbour Energy Limited, the energy investment vehicle managed by EIG Global Energy Partners, on its agreement to lead the US$3 billion acquisition by Chrysaor Holdings Limited of North Sea oil & gas assets from Shell UK and its affiliates.

Representation of A15, a leading tech investment fund, on its sale of a 76 percent stake in its United Arab Emirates-based fintech company TPAY Mobile FZ-LLC (TPAY) to Africa's leading private investment firm Helios Investment Partners.

Representation of Anchorage Capital Group LLC, GIC and Davidson Kempner in the sale of their interests in Eir, the principal provider of fixed-line and mobile telecoms services in Ireland, to Toohil Telecom Holdings Limited (a company controlled by NJJ) for an enterprise value of €3.5 billion.

Representation of Blue Water Energy LLP, a leading London-based energy investment firm specializing in oil and gas, on the acquisition from Carlyle (and others) of Authentix, Inc.

Awards and Recognition

"The London offering focuses mainly on pan-European PE deals, US and Asian mandates are also common, as is emerging markets work."
Tier 3 Private Equity (high value deals) UK Legal 500 2020