Clifford Chance represented Lenders in Brookfield's recommended £2.2 Billion Offer for Network International
Clifford Chance, a prominent international law firm, provided advisory services to Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC (ADCB), First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), HSBC, and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) concerning Brookfield's recommended offer of £2.2 billion for Network International Holdings plc.
Network International is a renowned provider of technology-enabled payment solutions, catering to merchants and financial institutions across the Middle East and Africa. The recommended offer by Brookfield for Network International amounts to an approximate valuation of £2.2 billion, encompassing the issued share capital of the company.
Under the leadership of partner Graham Brewer, the Clifford Chance team, based in Dubai, played a crucial role in advising on the transaction. Counsel Jeremy Barker, senior associate Angad Chaturvedi, and trainee solicitor Tanvi Pahwa provided valuable support throughout the process. In London, partner Erik O'Connor and senior associate Catherine Freeman lent their expertise in corporate matters, ensuring comprehensive guidance. Additionally, partner Jemma Dick and lawyer Sarah Johnson, also based in London, provided specialised support in tax matters.
“It was a real privilege to advice on one of the first UK public to private acquisition financings involving local UAE-based banks providing certain funds financing alongside international lenders,” Brewer said.