Aleks is an associate in our Corporate and M&A practice. She has experience working on a broad range of corporate transactions, including private equity and M&A.
Prior to her experience in the UAE, Aleks has spent time in the Private Equity, Capital Markets and Banking departments in our London office.
Representative transactions include advising:
Goldman Sachs on its primary and secondary minority investment in Modanisa Elektronik Mağazacılık ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi, the Turkey-based online retailer of modest fashion for women in the Muslim world.
United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), the Dubai-headquartered container shipping business, and its majority shareholders Qatar Holding and Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia on its announced multi-billion dollar merger with German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd, one of the largest M&A deals ever in the MENA region.
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in connection with its strategic partnership with Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE:NYSE), in connection with ADNOC's subsidiary, ADNOC Drilling. The transaction also involved BHGE acquiring 5 percent of ADNOC Drilling for US$550 million.
The heirs of Abdul Latif Ibrahim Galadari in connection with their buyout of the remaining shareholders (the Investment Corporation of Dubai and the heirs of Abdul Rahim Ibrahim Galadari) in the Galadari Brothers group.
United Al Saqer Group LLC, a prominent investment family office in the UAE, in the joint venture with two Algerian partners in Luxury Motor Works, a business operating the only BMW car dealership in Algeria.
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.
CVC Capital Partners-led investment consortium on the acquisition of controlling stake in Alvogen, a pharmaceuticals company.
Rhône Capital LLC, a global private equity firm, on its acquisition of ASK Chemicals GmbH from Ashland Inc. and Clariant.
Ashmore GCC Education Fund on the acquisition of a substantial interest in a UAE-based school group.
HgCapital, a European private equity firm, on the acquisitions of Blick Rothenberg, the former BPO division of Visma and Baldwins (collectively to form the Cogital Group).
Montagu, a European private equity firm, on its acquisition of Open International, a provider of insurance software.
Citi, Standard Bank and Standard Chartered Bank on a USD denominated Reg S/144A notes offering by Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, a Nigerian oil and gas company.
Nord Stream AG, a consortium of Gazprom, Wintershall, E.ON, Gasunie and ENGIE, on the project bond in relation to Nord Stream 1, an offshore natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany.
GSO Capital Partners, the credit division of Blackstone, on the refinancing of ALcontrol, a European environment and food testing group.
Jefferies Group LLC and Rabobank in connection with the refinancing of LINPAC, a privately owned global packaging business.