Expertise

Joint Ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions & Private Equity

The firm has acted in a number of Mergers & Acquisition transactions not only as lead advisors but also as part of a team

Notable Transactions
  • Advising Kenya Ports Authority, as principal transaction advisors on a complex transaction relating to operations within the port of Mombasa. The transaction value in excess of US$650million.
  • Advising Kenya Ports Authority on the restructuring of Kenya National Shipping Line Limited, a State Corporation.
  • Advising Spanfreight Shipping Services Limited as its principal advisors on the sale of its feeder line and logistics business in the blue Indian Ocean Islands and Kenya. The transaction value in excess of US$25million.
  • Advising and acting as principal advisors for Menengai Oil Industries Limited on the sale of its palm oil business in Kenya through a share acquisition model. The transaction value in excess of US$70million based on both debt and equity.
  • On a disposal of shares transaction, acted for the shareholders of General Cargo Services Limited on sale of shares and business to a non-Kenyan logistics company. Provided the shareholders with transaction advisory services, compliance and regulatory guidance. The transaction value in excess of KShs. 700 million.
  • Advising Petrocity Limited on the first oil terminal in Kenya at Konza city.
  • Principal legal advisors to setting up a private game sanctuary in the north of Maasai Mara, having acted for Multi-Act Conservation on an inward investment into the hospitality industry and conservancy.
  • Principal legal advisors on the re-structuring of the business and shareholding of Kenfreight East Africa Limited in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Sudan.
  • Acted for M-Oriental Bank on share sales allotment of the bank to a foreign entity. Transaction value over US$15million.



Expertise

Private Equity

A.B. Patel & Patel advises and acts for a number private equity funds on inward investment into Kenya. Every fund has its investment criteria and at A.B. Patel & Patel, we are able to innovate and provide solutions that suit every investment criteria.

Generally, the funds require due diligence to be undertaken and obtain regulatory approvals. Such and all ancillary support is provided by the firm.

Notable Transactions
  • Advising Global Partnership Inc. a USA based Private Equity Fund on a number of investment projects relating to participation by the Fund in Kenyan entities. The transaction values ranging from US$3million to US$10million.
  • Advising and preparing commercial and loan documents for Ceniarth LLC, a UK based Private Equity Fund on investments into Kenyan entities. The transaction values ranging from US$1million to US$3million.
  • Advising responsAbility Energy Access Fund S.A, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Bonds S.A and Symbiotics SICAV (Lux.) being international Private Equity Funds, on (from Kenyan Law prospective) syndicated loan agreements and security documents on a loan facility involving securitisation by a Kenyan company for a borrowing by an affiliate of the Kenyan entity based in USA. The documentation was negotiated across several countries, USA, Hong Kong, India and Kenya. The transaction value in excess of US$85Million.

Expertise

Commercial Practice

Aviation

A.B. Patel & Patel has been advising on aircraft sales and leasebacks, finance, purchases and syndicated financing, registration of aircrafts in Kenya and...

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Banking & Finance

The firm has an established banking and finance practice. The changing landscape of doing business in Kenya and in the region, requires the banking...

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Competition Law

Every large Kenyan and cross-border commercial transaction, merger or acquisition transaction requires a firm to consider the implications and applicability of...

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Real Estate

A.B. Patel & Patel has in recent years undertaken complex property transactions. The firm offers its clients solutions to every transaction to suit the most tax efficient structure...

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Employment

A.B. Patel & Patel primarily advises employers. The legal services provided are broadly based on Employment Law issues (including drafting of contracts), contentious and non-contentious. We advise corporate clients on...

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Energy

A.B. Patel & Patel has developed its power and energy practice, having advised on projects covering hospitality & sharing facilities, upstream & downstream projects, renewable energy & LPG projects.

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Joint Ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions & Private Equity

The firm has acted in a number of Mergers & Acquisition transactions not only as lead advisors but also as part of a team...

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Private Client

The foundations of the firm are built on private client practice, which has since grown to represent high net worth individuals. The firm advices private clients on estate...

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Shipping & Logistics

A.B. Patel & Patel has for some time advised the principal port operator in Kenya on a host of commercial issues and transactions. The firm has been engaged on advising on...

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