Mansur M. Nuruddin
Counsel Global Mergers & Acquisitions
Mr. Nuruddin also has extensive experience in the field of telecommunications. He holds a Masters Degree in Telecommunications from New York University, where he received the NSEP Graduate Enhancement Fellowship and the ITP Academic Excellence Award. In 1995, Mr. Nuruddin published “Models for the Development of Regional Telecommunications Networks in Africa” in Eli Noam (ed.) Telecommunications in Africa, London: Oxford University Press. Prior to law school, Mr. Nuruddin worked as a telecommunications analyst for Northern Business Information (NBI) where he researched and wrote reports on US telecommunications markets, e.g., “Competition in the Local Loop” and “US Long Distance Markets”. While at NBI, Mr. Nuruddin initiated NBI’s first report on the South African telecommunications market.
Mr. Nuruddin has a BA with honors from Columbia University in New York City, where he was the recipient of the Kluge Fellowship. Mr. Nuruddin received his Juris Doctorate from New York University School Law, where he was the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship. Mr. Nuruddin is admitted to the Bar in the State of New York, and is a member of the New York Bar Association; the American Bar Association; the Asia-Pacific Bar Association; and the International Bar Association.
A : GENERAL REPRESENTATIONS
Act as General Counsel for boutique investment bank in South Africa, duties include negotiating mandates, providing advice on litigation related issues, negotiation and advice on primary investment activities, legal analysis and advice on client transactions, etc.
Nile Investments LLC
Act as primary outside counsel to newly established US-based Private Equity firm in connection with its African investments.
Act as General Counsel for Singapore-based advisory firm which facilitates Asian investments in Africa as
well as commodity sales.
B : MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
Represented Fortune 200 US Company in connection with its expansion into Africa — projects included investments and joint ventures in Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, Libya, Algeria and Egypt (2011-2013)
Represented high net worth individual in connection with potential investment in platinum mine in
Represented China-based private equity client in connection with its proposed acquisition of
Singapore listed company.
Advised major Chinese SOE on US securities law issues related to its proposed acquisition of
Canadian-listed oil company.
Represented a private equity client in connection with the acquisition of privately-held company. (Closed, May 2007)
Represented a major international pharmaceutical company in connection with the proposed purchase of assets from another international pharmaceutical company. (Closed, May 2007)
Represented IBM in cash acquisition of Palisades Technology Partners, a previously privately-held NJ
limited liability company. (Closed November, 2006)
Schneider Electric SA/American Power Conversion Corporation
Represented Schneider Electric, a French publicly-traded company, in its $6.1 billion cash acquisition of
American Power Conversion, a US publicly-traded corporation. (Signed October, 2006)
WPS Resources/People Energy
Represented WPS Resources, a Wisconsin based publicly-traded utility company, in its $4.1 billion stock acquisition of Peoples Energy, an Illinois based publicly-traded utility company. (Closed July, 2006)
LS Power/Dynegy Inc.
Represented LS Power, a private equity firm, in its $4.1 billion business combination with Dynegy Inc., a
US publicly-traded energy company. (Signed September, 2006)
Represented Zales Inc., a US publicly-traded jewelry retailer, in connection with a proposed business combination with Signet Group, plc., a UK based publicly-traded jewelry retailer. (May-June, 2006)
RHJI/Commercial International Bank of Egypt
Represented RHJ International, SA, a Belgian publicly-traded private equity company, in its participation with a Ripplewood-led consortium’s purchase of 22% of Commercial International Bank of Egypt’s outstanding common stock. (Closed March, 2006)
Represented the management members of Aptuit LLC, a biotech private equity company co-owned by
Welsh, Carson, in connection with TLS Beta’s $30 million investment in Aptuit. (Closed December, 2005)
Royal Dutch Petroleum/Shell Transport and Trading Co.
Advised Royal Dutch Petroleum and Shell Transport in connection with their reorganization from a “dual listed” publicly-traded company structure into a single publicly-traded company structure. (Closed August, 2005)
Vivendi Universal/USA Networks
Represented Vivendi Universal in connection with its $10.3 billion purchase of USA Networks. (Closed
Marconi PLC/Philips Electronics
Represented Marconi, plc in connection with its $1.2 billion sale of Marconi Medical Systems to Philips
Electronics, N.V. (Closed October, 2001)
Represented UK publicly-traded defense company in connection with a proposed business combination with a US publicly-traded defense company. (June-August, 2001)
Represented the seller in connection with the attempted auction of all of the stock of a domestic medical devices manufacturer. (November-December, 2000)
C : SECURITIES
Represented Hong Kong listed company in connection with abandoned bond issue, which would have been the first investment grade bond issued by a Hong Kong listed company.
Represented RHJ International in connection with its offering of 13,000,000 ordinary shares. (Closed March,
Represented Goldman Sachs International and other initial purchasers in connection with the offering of
€375M of PIK Notes by the parent-holding company of Avio S.p.A, an Italian airplane engine manufacturer owned by the Carlyle Group. (Closed February, 2005)
Represented JPMorgan and the other initial purchasers in connection with the abandoned offering of PIK Notes by parent-holding company of European airplane engine manufacturer. (January-February, 2005)
Represented Citicorp and other underwriters in connection with Prudential, plc’s offering of $250 million in 6.75% Exchangeable Subordinated Capital Securities. (Closed August, 2004)
Represented Vivendi Universal in connection with its €2 billion debt tender offer. (Launched June, 2004)
Represented Goldman Sachs and other initial purchasers in connection with an abandoned offering of senior subordinated notes of parent holding company of Brenntag, AG, a German chemical distribution company owned by Bain Capital. (March-May, 2004)
MTU Aero Engines
Represented JPMorgan and the other initial purchasers in connection with the offering of €275 million of senior subordinated notes of parent holding company of MTU Aero Engines, a German airplane engines company owned by KKR. (Closed March, 2004)
Represent Hertz in connection with its offering of $600 million of Rental Car Asset Backed Notes. (Closed
Represented Nestle SA in connection with its $900 million tender offer for the outstanding debt of its subsidiary, Ralston Purina Petcare Company. (Launched March, 2003)
Represented Morgan Stanley and other underwriters in connection with the proposed initial public offering of a domestic paper company. (April-June, 2002)
D : ACQUISITION FINANCING
Represented Credit Suisse and other investment banks with respect to the subordinated financing for the acquisition of Debenhams PLC, formerly a UK based publicly-traded retailer, by a private equity consortium led by Texas Pacific Group. (Closed December, 2003)
MTU Aero Engines
Represented JPMorgan and other investment banks with respect to the subordinated financing for the acquisition of MTU Aero Engines, formerly a division of DaimlerChrysler, by a private equity consortium led by KKR. (Closed
Represented various investment banks in connection with commitment papers for financing leveraged buy-out transactions in the US and Europe.