Jasem Alanizy focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions. He has represented corporate clients, private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds and venture capital investors in connection with acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and investments in various sectors.

Prior to joining Addleshaw Goddard, Jasem was a senior associate in the Dubai office of a US firm. He trained and practiced in the London office of a major international law firm.


  • Al Tahalof Al Tamm – acquisition of Kudu Food Company, a restaurant chain with over 200 outlets in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from private equity houses TPG and Actis
  • e& Group (formerly Etisalat) — acquisition of Smartworld from Dubai Aviation City Corporation
  • Investor — Yap Holding Limited's $41 million pre-Series A funding round
  • Warner Music Group — acquisition of Qanawat Music, a leading music distributor in the Middle East and North Africa
  • 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
  • Visiomed Group – acquisition of Smart Salem, the first digital medical analysis centre accredited by the Dubai Ministry of Health
  • Warner Music Group – investment in Rotana Music, the Arab world’s leading independent record label, part of the Rotana Group
  • 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
  • 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