Michelle Gitumbi

Michelle Gitumbi

Associate | ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna

Physical Address:

ALN House, Eldama Ravine Close, Off Eldama Ravine Road, Westlands, Nairobi

Postal Address:

P. O. Box 200-00606, Sarit Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone:

+254 (0) 703 032 000

Email Address:

  1. Background

    Michelle Gitumbi is an Associate at ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna and a member of the corporate department. She focuses on general corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, fintech and competition law.

    She regularly advises listed companies, market intermediaries, private equity firms, financial institutions and high net worth individuals in complex commercial transactions.
    Michelle is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from University of Nairobi.

  2. Professional Qualifications

    2021: Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law

    2019: LL.B, Bachelor of Laws, University of Nairobi

  3. Career Summary

    2022 – Date: Associate, Anjarwalla & Khanna, Advocates, Nairobi
    2022 – 2022: Legal Consultant, Dalbit Petroleum Limited
    2021 – 2022: Trainee Advocate, DLA Piper Africa – IKM Advocates
    2019 – 2021: In-house Legal Counsel, Janus Continental Group
    2017- 2018: In-House Legal Counsel, Synesis Capital Limited

  4. Top Matters

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    • Acting for one of the leading private equity funds in Africa in connection with its investment into a new Maritius-based catalytic fund including setting of the new fund, and reviewing, advising on and negotiating the constitutive document.
    • Acting for the Atraco Group in connection with its acquisition by the Gokaldas Group whose holding company is listed on the Indian Stock Exchange and is one of the largest apparel manufacturing companies.
    • Acting for a private equity fund in connection with its acquisition of a leading fintech company with operations in Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria including conducting due diligence on the company and advising on the structuring of the transaction.
    • Acting for Network International, a group providing payment processing services in connection with its takeover by a consortium comprising CVC Capital Partners Limited and Francisco Partners Funds in the capacity of local counsel.
    • Acting for the shareholders of Acme Containers Limited in the sale of their shares to Acsent Capital including conducting due diligence, reviewing and negotiating the transaction agreements and attending to completion matter.
    • Acting for the a high networth individial in his acquisition the shares and debt of an investee company owned by a private equity fund.
    • Acting for Kuramo Capital and advising Kuramo on the rights issue by Transcentury PLC.
    • Acting for a leading packaging manufacturer in Kenya in its acquisition of another packaging manufacturer.
    • Acting for a leading agribusiness company is conducting a vendor due diligence ahead of a proposed acquisition.

    Fintech

    • Acting for a private equity fund in its acquisition of a leading fintech company with operations in Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria including conducting due diligence on the company and advising on the structuring of the transaction.
    • Acting for Network International, a group providing payment processing services in connection with the sale of its entire share capital by a consortium comprising CVC Capital Partners Limited and Francisco Partners Funds in the capacity of local counsel including advising on required regulatory approvals.
    • Acting for a Kenyan fintech company that provides agricultural monitoring solutions in connection with an internal restructring.
    • Acting for a leading international payment service provider in setting up operations in Kenya including advising on regulatory requirements in the set up.
    • Acting for a fintech company in its application for a digital credit provider licence from the CBK.

    Competition Advisory

    • Acting for the Atraco Group, an established apparel company headquartered in the UAE, in connection with its acquisition by the Gokaldas Group, whose holding company is listed on the Indian Stock Exchange and is one of the largest apparel manufacturing companies including advising on required competition approvals in Kenya and COMESA and making the relevant competition filings in Kenya.
    • Acting for and advising AfricInvest Fund, a generalist pan-African fund in connection with the requirements of COMESA competition regime on the investments made by private equity funds.
    • Acting for Orange Pharma on various competition matters, including advising on required competition approvals in Kenya and COMESA and making the relevant competition filings in Kenya.
    • Acting for Equity Bank, a financial services provider headquartered in Kenya, in connection with its acquisition of Spire Bank including advising on required competition approvals in Kenya and COMESA and making the relevant competition filings in Kenya.

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