We advised the Saudi Malaysian consortium in connection with their bid (including support from lenders) for the public-private partnership project at Prince Mohammed International Airport at Medinah. The winning bidder will upgrade and expand the airport to increase its passenger handling capacity to 14 million people a year, and thereafter manage the airport for a period of 25 years.

Value: Estimated at up to US$2.4 billion | Closed: 3rd quarter 2011

We advised Saudi Trade & Export Development Company (Tusdeer) in connection with the development, financing, operation and maintenance of a new 500,000 TEU terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port, including a US$374 million ijara facility.

Value: US$454 million | Closed: December 2007

We advised (together with Goldman Sachs) the Saudi Arabian Telecommunications and Information Technology Regulator in connection with the issuance of the second Saudi Arabian GSM licence. This was the first Saudi Arabian privatization/deregulation where competition to the incumbent service provider is allowed.

Value: US$3.2 billion | Closed: July 2004



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