Sami E. Al-Louzi
Sami E. Al-Louzi is a partner based in our Dubai Office. Sami has over 21 years' of experience advising global and regional clients in the financial services, securities, infrastructure, healthcare and telecommunications sectors on equity capital markets transactions in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and elsewhere in the Middle East, as well as on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and privatizations.
Representative transactions include advising:
Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) on its SAR 96.0 billion/US$25.6 billion IPO—the world's largest IPO to date. The offering (excluding the over-allotment option) comprised three billion shares, representing 1.5 percent of Saudi Aramco's share capital, for gross proceeds of SAR 96.0 billion/US$25.6 billion.
The shareholders of Ma'arif Holding Company for Education and Training (the largest owner and operator of private schools in Saudi Arabia) in relation to the sale of 100% of their shareholding to GEMS Education and Hassana Investment Company.
Alkhabeer Capital on its acquisition of Capital Schools in Dubai.
NMC Healthcare LLC (a major healthcare provider in the Middle East) on its approximately US$200 million acquisition of a UAE-based cosmetic surgery business from Emirates Hospitals Group LLC.
NMC Healthcare LLC (a major healthcare provider in the Middle East) of its acquisition of a hospital in Hayel, Saudi Arabia.
RIMCO in connection with the acquisition of iMENA Group Ltd, the leading operator of online businesses in the MENA region.
GCC based investors in connection with the establishment of a US$1 billion online retail platform in the Middle East.
The underwrites of Bank Aljazira's SAR 3 billion right issue.
Zahrat Alwaha in relation to its US$61 million IPO, and listing on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).*
Al Yamamah Steel Manufacturing Company in relation to its US$148 million IPO, and listing on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).*
Middle East Healthecare Company (Saudi German Hospitals) in relation to its US$480 million IPO, and the listing of its shares on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).*
Al Andalus Development Company in relation to its US$378 million IPO, and listing of its shares on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).*
Al-Hammadi Company for Development and Investment in connection with its SAR 650 million IPO, and listing its shares on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).*
Middle East Paper Manufacturing Company on its US$120 million IPO, and listing its shares on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).*
Saudi Mining Company (Ma'aden) on its US$1.5 billion rights issue.*
A UAE based investment company in connection with a US$ 2 billion acquisition and consolidation of an Egyptian healthcare company.*
Rashed Al Rashed & Sons Co, a KSA-based investment company, in (i) the sale of Sanad Healthcare to Aster DM Healthcare Limited, and (ii) the purchase of a minority interest in Aster DM Healthcare Limited.*
A US-based medical devices company in connection with the establishment of a joint venture company with a Saudi group to market and sell its products in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.*
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in connection with the rehabilitation, expansion and operation project of Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan and in connection with the US$380 million debt financing of the project.*
* This includes experience gained prior to joining White & Case.
"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