Mahir Maini

Counsel, London



Mahir Maini is counsel in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London. Mahir is a member of the Private Equity team.

Mahir advises on a broad range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, disposals, joint ventures, corporate finance and equity capital markets. He also assists and advises sponsors of, and investors in, private investment funds, co-investment vehicles and separately managed accounts.

Mahir undertook a short secondment to NetNames in 2014 and was also seconded to a leading alternative asset manager for seven months. Recently, Mahir spent 12 months working in our New York office.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
BPP Law School
Graduate Diploma in Law
BPP Law School
Geography with Economics
London School of Economics


Representation of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners II in the US$1.212 billion sale of Gadus Holdings Corporation, the parent company of WCA Waste Corporation, to GFL Holdco (US), LLC, a subsidiary of GFL Environmental Inc.

Representation of DIC Corp., a Japanese fine chemicals company, and its US subsidiary Sun Chemical Corp., on DIC’s proposed acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business, known as BASF Colors & Effects (BCE)

Representation of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) on its US$3.59 billion sale of its Peruvian businesses including its 83.6 percent stake in Luz Del Sur to China Yangtze Power International (Hongkong) Co., Limited

Representation of Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Inc., a leading global infrastructure investment platform, in its acquisition of Seven Seas Water Corporation, AquaVenture Holdings Inc. and AquaVenture Holdings Curacao N.V., a multinational developer, owner and operator of water production and wastewater treatment plants and businesses, from AI Aqua (Luxembourg) S.a.r.l, a company owned by Advent International Corporation

Representation of Hg, the specialist private equity investor focused on software and service businesses, in its investment in Intelerad Medical Systems, a leading global provider of medical imaging software and enterprise workflow solutions

Representation of I Squared Capital, an infrastructure fund, in its acquisition of an indirect minority equity interest in Oleoducto Central, S.A. (OCENSA), operator of the largest crude oil pipeline in Colombia, from Advent International

Representation of BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC, a portfolio company of Dominus Capital and a leading provider of restoration services across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, on its acquisition of Har-Bro, LLC, a California-based mitigation, restoration and reconstruction provider for commercial properties damaged by water, fire, flood and other disasters

Representation of Infravia III Invest S.A. (a French infrastructure investor) and the founders on the disposal of Next Generation Data, a data center business in South Wales, comprising Europe's largest single site data center campus

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) in the tax-free spin-off and subsequent merger of its broadcast satellite service business, including nine satellites and certain real estate owned by EchoStar, with a subsidiary of DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ: DISH)

Representation of the diversified European Industrial group, Legris Industries, in connection with the acquisition of the Italian group MEP SpA, the leader company for the production of complete plants and machinery for the processing of steel in coil or bar used in reinforced concrete, which has operations in Italy, Canada, the US, Brazil and China

GSO Capital Partners LP in its acquisition of a minority interest in iAero Group Holdco LLC and the subsequent acquisitions by iAero Group of Miami Tech Aircraft Maintenance, Inc., the AeroThrust group of companies, and New Swift Air Holdings, L.L.C

Kobalt Music Group Limited, the largest independent music publisher in the world, on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of eight companies (one English company and seven Dutch companies) from Fintage House B.V. and Fintage Investments B.V. which are engaged in the business of administering music publishing, neighbouring rights and performance rights in master recordings on behalf of individual and corporate clients

VimpelCom, one of the world's largest integrated telecoms service providers, in connection with the merger of its subsidiary, Pakistan Mobile Communications Limited (Mobilink), a leading mobile network operator in Pakistan, with Warid Telecom (Warid), to create a combined entity serving over 50 million customers in Pakistan

Balderton Capital and the other shareholders in Livebookings Holdings Limited on the sale of the "Bookatable" business to Michelin

Anchorage Capital Group on its acquisition of a portfolio of assets in Sweden, Iceland and Finland by funds controlled by Anchorage Capital Europe from ALMC, hf

The owners of Miniclip, the mobile and online game publisher, on the sale of a majority stake to Tencent Holdings and the related shareholders' agreement 

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