Adnan Bekdur

Local Partner, Dubai



Adnan works between the Dubai and London offices and advises private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds, 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
University of Law
King's College London
BA (Hons)
University College Utrecht


Representative experience includes:

Representation of Kentech (an energy & industrial services support company based in the UAE), a portfolio company of Blue Water Energy, in its acquisition of the oil & gas and engineering & consulting business of SNC-Lavalin.

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 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 European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in its second round of subscription to the minority shares of Modanisa, the Turkish modest fashion e-commerce company, as part of the total funding of approximately US$19.5 million provided together with the other investors.

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

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 A15 Holding Netherlands B.V. in respect of the sale of 86% of its shares in Connect Ads DMCC ("Connect Ads"), a leading MENA provider of digital advertising.

Representation of the Industrialization and Energy Services Company (TAQA) in relation to its 100% acquisition of Al Mansoori Petroleum Services LLC (AMPS), a provider of oilfield services in the Middle East based in Abu Dhabi, for c. US$1 billion.

Representation of ADVANZ PHARMA Corp Limited, the global specialty pharmaceuticals company, and its controlling shareholders Blackstone Capital and Bybrook, on its formal sale process culminating in the public offer by Nordic Capital, a leading private equity investor, for an equity value of US$846 million.

Representation of Blackstone Credit on its debt and equity financing to support the acquisition of Datasite Global Corporation by CapVest Partners LLP. Unitranche was then partially retranched into a PIK financing, with the remaining unitranche financing taken out by a first lien syndicated financing.

Representation of Blackstone Credit on its three-tier financing package to support Advent International's approximately £4 billion acquisition of leading global technology and services innovator Cobham plc.

Representation of Blackstone Alternative Credit Advisors 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 Blackstone Credit on various other acquisitions and financings or refinancings, including KP1.

Representation of Saudi Aramco in the US$15.5 billion sale and a lease and leaseback arrangement involving its gas pipeline network with a consortium led by BlackRock Real Assets and Hassana Investment Company, the investment management arm of the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) in Saudi Arabia

Representation of FutureLife a.s., a pan-European provider of IVF and related services and a portfolio company of CVC Capital, on its acquisition of London IVF clinic The Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health (CRGH).

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

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 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 HgCapital and management of NetNames Group Limited in the disposal of NetNames, a leading provider of global brand protection and internet domain name management services, to Corporation Service Company.

Representation of GIC in its financing of an acquisition by CD&R of Epicor in the US.

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