Ani Kusheva focuses on corporate matters, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, public company takeovers, joint ventures and private equity transactions.

Bio

Ani Kusheva focuses on corporate matters, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, public company takeovers, joint ventures and private equity transactions.

Her recent experience includes advising, among others:

  • Ctrip.com International, Ltd. in its US$1.7 billion acquisition of Skyscanner Holdings Limited;
  • Ball Corporation in its US$8.4 billion acquisition of Rexam PLC and simultaneous divestiture of US$3.4 billion assets to Ardagh Group;
  • HellermannTyton Group PLC (a portfolio company of United Kingdom-based Doughty Hanson & Co.) in its US$1.7 billion acquisition by Delphi Automotive PLC;
  • Lightning Investors Limited, an entity jointly owned by FMR LLC and FIL Limited, in its US$2.7 billion acquisition of the remaining stake in Colt Group S.A.it did not already own;
  • CJSC Sibur Holding in the US$1 billion sale of its mineral fertilizer business to CJSC Holding Company Siberian Business Union;
  • International Paper Company in its creation of a 50/50 joint venture with Ilim Pulp via International Paper’s US$650 million acquisition of a 50 percent interest in Ilim Holding;
  • Unitech Corporate Parks plc in the US$349 million sale of the entire issued share capital of its subsidiary Candor Investments Ltd. to an affiliate of Brookfield Property Partners L.P.;
  • Capgemini S.A., a consulting company based in France, in its US$1.3 billion merger with Kanbay Inc.;
  • Gazit-Globe, Ltd. in its US$261 million acquisition of an additional 14 percent stake in Atrium European Real Estate Limited;
  • FMR LLC and FIL Limited in their US$164 million sale of KVH Co., Ltd. to Colt Group S.A.;
  • Lucid Markets Trading Limited in the US$176 million sale of a 51 percent stake to FXCM Inc.;
  • The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. in its sale of International Derivatives Clearing Group, LLC to LCH.Clearnet Group Ltd.;
  • Alpha Bank A.E., Greece’s second-largest bank, in connection with its proposed merger with EFG Eurobank A.E.;
  • Citigroup Inc. in:
    • its US$512 million sale of Citigroup Global Services Limited to Tata Consultancy Services Limited;
    • its US$127 million sale of Citi Technology Services Limited to Wipro Limited; and
    • CitiCapital’s sale of its vendor finance leasing business in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany and Italy to CIT Group Inc.;
  • CME Group, Inc. in its acquisition of Credit Market Analysis Limited;
  • Neochimiki LV Lavrentiadis S.A. in its €749 million sale of a 74 percent stake to The Carlyle Group;
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International in its US$392 million sale of certain subsidiaries in Western and Eastern Europe to Meda AB;
  • SCOR, the French reinsurance company, in relation to:
    • its US$775 million acquisition of Revios Rückversicherung AG;
    • the merger of its German and Italian subsidiaries to become a Societas Europaea (a European public company); and
    • its US$221 million acquisition of a 47 percent stake in Irish Reinsurance Partners Ltd. from Highfields Capital Management LP;
  • Fournier Pharma in its US$1.7 billion acquisition by Solvay Pharmaceuticals;
  • Citigroup Global Markets Limited as financial advisor to SAGEM SA in its US$7 billion merger with Snecma, which resulted in the privatization of Snecma; and
  • AOL Europe S.à.r.l., a subsidiary of AOL Inc., in its US$97 million acquisition of Goviral A/S.

Credentials

Education

  • D.E.S.S., University Francois Rabelais, Tours, 1999
  • MaĆ®trise, University Francois Rabelais, Tours, 1998

Admissions

  • Solicitor, England & Wales

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Bulgarian