Mohamed Taha’s practice focuses on equity and debt capital markets, liability management transactions, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate practice.

Mohamed joined the firm in December 2014. Before joining Cleary, he worked with a leading Egyptian firm for two years, where he advised on various cross-border transactions. Mohamed is also a co-founder of 10BE5 Ltd, a legal tech start-up the develops capital markets-focused software solutions in collaboration with Cleary Gottlieb.

Notable Experiences

Equity Capital Markets

  • The spin-off and London premium listing of a major consumer healthcare business.

  • OCI N.V. as a majority shareholder in the IPO and Abu Dhabi listing of Fertiglobe plc.

  • GSK in the US$3.4 billion sale of its stake in Hindustan Unilever Limited on the BSE and National Stock Exchange of India following an accelerated bookbuilding process.

  • The underwriters in the IPO of SATS ASA and listing on Oslo Stock Exchange.

  • The underwriters in the £154 million IPO of the ordinary shares of Global Ports Holding PLC and standard listing on London Stock Exchange.

  • EFG International in a $295 million rights offering to finance part of its acquisition of BSISA from Banco BTG Pactual S.A.

  • The underwriters in the IPO of Tallinna Sadam AS, the Port of Tallinn in Estonia.

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Debt Capital Markets & Liability Management

  • The initial purchasers and dealer managers in the new money offerings of €500 million and $700 million Rule 144A/Reg S notes by Pershing Square Holdings, and the concurrent tender offer to purchase any and all of its 5.500% senior notes due 2022.

  • The dealer managers in the tender offer to purchase any and all of Veolia Environnement S.A.’s 6.750% Notes due 2038.

  • HSBC Holdings plc in a SEC-registered exchange offer and concurrent cash tender offer for subordinated notes.

  • HSBC Holdings plc and Barclays plc in several SEC-registered notes offerings.

  • The initial purchasers in the offering of $800 million 2.85% notes due 2023 and $800 million 3.2% notes due 2025 issued by Banco Bradesco, through its Grand Cayman branch, under a medium-term note program.

  • The Republic of Iraq in the offering of $1 billion senior notes, Iraq’s first-ever standalone “new money” international debt offering.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Casa Tarradellas in its acquisition of a 60% stake in the Herta charcuterie and dough business from Nestlé.

  • OCI N.V. in its strategic partnership with ADNOC, combining ADNOC Fertilizer with OCI’s MENA nitrogen fertilizer platform to form a new joint venture.

  • Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding S.A.E. (OTMT), in its €209.6 million sale of all shares and voting rights held directly or indirectly by OTMT in the Egyptian Company for Mobile Services S.A.E. to Orange Communications S.A.

  • A leading Middle East sovereign wealth fund in connection with its participation in a consortium with EQT Fund Management S.à.r.l. and other renowned institutional investors, in exclusive negotiations to acquire Nestlé Skin Health from Nestlé S.A. for an enterprise value of CHF 10.2 billion.

  • A leading Middle East sovereign wealth fund and TPG in a US$1.2 billion joint equity investment into UPL Corporation Limited (UPLC), a wholly owned subsidiary and the international arm of UPL Limited, a major Indian agrochemicals and crop protection company.

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Publications