Sami E. Al-Louzi
Sami E. Al-Louzi is a partner based in our Dubai Office. Sami has over 25 years' of experience advising global and regional clients in the financial services, securities, infrastructure, healthcare and telecommunications sectors on equity capital markets transactions in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the Middle East, as well as on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and privatizations.
Representative transactions include advising:
DEWA on its US$6.1b IPO on the DFM, the largest ever IPO in the UAE.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) on its SAR 111.0 billion/US$29.4 billion IPO—the world's largest IPO to date. The offering (excluding the over-allotment option) comprised three billion shares, representing 1.72 percent of Saudi Aramco's share capital, for gross proceeds of SAR 111.0 billion/US$29.4 billion.
Representation of Perfect Presentation (2P) in relation to its SAR 832.5 million (US$222 million) initial public offering and listing of its shares on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)
Representation of stc on a sell-down by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of a portion of PIF's shares in stc amounting to six percent of stc's share capital, through a Reg S/144A fully marketed secondary offering.
Representation of HSBC Saudi Arabia, SNB Capital Company as Financial Advisors and Co-underwriters, in relation to the SAR 5.1 billion (USD 1.36 billion) initial public offering (IPO) of Nahdi Medical Company on the Main Market of the Saudi Stock Exchange.
Represenation of Nayifat Finance Company (Nayifat) on its initial public offering (IPO) on the Saudi Stock Exchange, with the total IPO proceeds raising SAR 1.19 billion (US$317 million).
Representation of HSBC Saudi Arabia as Lead Manager, Financial Advisor, Bookrunner and Underwriter on the initial public offering (IPO) of Alamar Foods Company on the Main Market of the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).
Representation of Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, GIB Capital and NCB Capital Company as bookrunners and underwriters, in relation to the US$585 million global Reg S IPO of Bindawood Holding Company on the Saudi Stock Exchange.
Representation of the Underwriters and Bookrunners on the IPO of Arabian Contracting Services Company (Al Arabia) on Main Market of the Saudi Stock Exchange, with the total IPO proceeds raising SAR 1.5 billion (US$400 million).
"Sami Al-Louzi is well regarded for his capabilities in equity capital markets, most significantly in Saudi Arabia where he regularly advises sovereign entities and major oil and gas clients on a range of IPOs and rights issuances. He also acts for clients in the infrastructure, healthcare and telecommunications sectors."
Chambers & Partners 2020, Capital Markets – Saudi Arabia
Band 1 Lawyer
Capital Markets – Saudi Arabia
Band 1 Lawyer
Corporate/Commercial – Saudi Arabia
IFLR1000, M&A and Equity Capital Markets, 2020