Tihir Sarkar’s practice focuses on international cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

He has extensive experience acting for multinationals and sovereign wealth funds on their international investments and is widely recognised as a leading practitioner in the emerging markets.

Tihir joined the firm in 2003 from Slaughter and May and became a partner in 2007.

Notable Experience

  • A number of Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds on some of their most high-profile international investments.

  • Thales on the sale of GP HSM Business to Entrust Datacard.

  • Credit Suisse Asset Management with respect to asset management divestments and their emerging market asset management platform.

  • American Express in the formation of a 50/50 joint venture of its Global Business Travel (GBT) division with an investor group led by Certares and Qatar Holding and subsequently the takeover of GBT of Hogg Robinson plc in the UK.

  • TPG in its acquisition of the wholesale trading, institutional sales, and franchise businesses of Vishal Retail Limited, the first significant distressed asset buyout in India.

  • Warid Telecom in the merger of Warid and Mobilink, the largest merger in the mobile telecommunications sector in Pakistan.

  • Helios Investment Partners in connection with the formation of its private equity fund, Helios Investors II, and in connection with a number of investments in Africa.

  • SR Technics in its $1.67 billion leveraged buyout by a consortium of three investors from the United Arab Emirates made up of Mubadala Development, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, and Istithmar.

  • ArcelorMittal on a number of transactions including its $810 million acquisition of London Mining Brasil from London Mining plc.

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