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About Jasem

Jasem Alanizy focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and capital markets transactions in the UK and the Middle East. He has represented public and private companies, private equity houses, sovereign wealth funds and venture capital investors in connection with acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, investments and corporate reorganizations.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Jasem was an associate in the Dubai office of a global law firm. He also was a lawyer in the London office of a multinational law firm.


Recent Notable Matters

Investor — Yap Holding Limited’s $41 million pre-Series A funding round

Tamm Investments LLC — acquisition of Saudi fast-food chain Kudu Food and Catering Co., including advice on the successful Saudi competition filing in connection with the transaction

e& Group (formerly Etisalat) — acquisition of Smartworld from Dubai Aviation City Corporation

National Central Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed) — AED 963 million (US$262.2 million) purchase of Aldar Properties’ district cooling assets on Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island*

American major record label — investment in a leading Arab independent music label*

Prominent Saudi family-owned group office — acquisition of purpose-built student accommodation in London*

National Central Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed) — AED417 million (US$113.5 million) disposal of its stake in Qatar District Cooling Company (Qatar Cool) to United Development Company*

Gulf Capital — $40 million Series D round investment in Vezeeta, a leading digital healthcare platform in Middle East and Africa*

National Central Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed) — acquisition of Masdar City Cooling Company from Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company*

Liquid biopsy company — accelerated book-build and placing of shares to finance the company’s development of breakthrough liquid biopsy system used to treat women with metastatic breast cancer*

International sales, marketing and support services company — $835 million cash placing in the Premium Segment of the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market and the disposal of its waste management business*

CASS Investment Fund — venture capital investment in various SMEs*

Global private equity investment firm — $72 million acquisition of a major provider of energy metering and outsourcing services in the UK*

Mabey Holdings Limited — disposal of its modular bridging business and assets to Acrow Global Limited, a subsidiary of Acrow Corporation of America*

Independent infrastructure fund — $142 million acquisition of a leading international infrastructure group’s stake in the M25 highway in England*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell



University of Law,
Accelerated LPC
University of Reading,

Bar Admissions

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


Arabic — fluent