Welcome to The Deal Pipeline's Deal of the Day. Shot on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, we bring you an in-depth look at the terms, advisers and vital information on a specific transaction from The Deal Pipeline's database.
For Thursday, Dec. 15, we look at private equity firm Carlyle Group's acquisition of a 42% stake in Saudi-based fast-food operator Alamar Foods, a master franchise operator of Domino's Pizza and Wendy's in the Middle East and North Africa, or MENA. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. Carlyle, which established its MENA investment operation in 2006, isn't the only global entity riding the consumer goods train in the region. Coca-Cola Co. on Wednesday announced a $980 million deal to acquire a 50% stake in Saudi beverage company Aujan Group Co. LLC, marking the largest ever investment made by a multinational in the MENA consumer goods sector. Aujan Group sought financial advice from Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc and legal counsel from a team at Clifford Chance LLP.
Below are links to key content from The Deal Pipeline regarding movements made in these transaction. - Sarah Hashim-Waris
The Deal Pipeline article: Carlyle buys stake in Alamar Foods
The Deal Pipeline article: Coca-Cola swallows Aujan stake
M&A page: Carlyle Group
Deal Memo: Coca-Cola - Aujan
M&A page: Coca-Cola