DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES--(Marketwire - July 17, 2008) - King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, advised Eastgate Capital Group in its acquisition of a significant minority interest in Avendus Capital Private Limited, a financial services company in India. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Eastgate, based in Dubai, is one of the largest private equity firms in the Middle East. It was established in 2006 as the private equity arm of NCB Capital, the investment banking, asset management and brokerage subsidiary of the National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia. Eastgate has US$ 800 million of commitments under management.

King & Spalding attorneys on the transaction were partner Benjamin Newland and associates Tamam Barhoush and James Stull, all resident in the firm's Dubai office.

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