Overview:

Our specialist lawyers have in‑depth experience in both public and private corporate mergers as well as international/cross‑border transactions.  Our approach is to “get the deal done” and we have assisted clients in take‑overs, reverse take‑overs, corporate mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, management/leveraged buy‑outs, private equity, hostile bids, privatisations and other corporate transactions including new listings (primary, secondary and inward), stock exchange compliance, offers to the public, corporate finance and structuring, delistings and the issue of shares and other securities.  All related areas of law such as banking and finance, capital markets, competition, employment, exchange control and tax are covered by our specialists in those areas.

On cross border transactions, our members collaborate closely to provide an integrated and customised “one stop” service with skilled and dedicated lawyers with the practical experience and expertise to identify and effectively manage risks and add value to the client.

Recent Matters:

Botswana: Legal advisor to China Machinery Engineering Corporation on the acquisition of unit 1-4 Morupule B Power Station.

Ghana:
Advising Ghana Amalgamated Trust Plc on its proposed equity investments in Prudential Bank Limited, Universal Merchant Bank Limited, Agricultural Development Bank Limited, National Investment Bank Limited and OmniBSIC Bank Ghana Limited.

Guinea: Counsel to High Power Exploration (HPX) in relation to its acquisition of 95 % of the shares of SMFG (the company holding the Nimba) iron ore mining project and on the negotiation of the amendment to the mining concession agreement one of the biggest M&A project in Guinea.

Kenya: Advising Gas Natural Fenosa on its divestiture of 100% of its equity interest in Iberafrica Power (E.A.) Limited to AEP Energy Africa Limited.

Morocco: Legal advice to Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in their partnership with OCP.

Mozambique: Merger Between Bank Institutions in Mozambique.

Nigeria: Advised a South African Holding company on its acquisition of 100% equity interests in three (3) Nigerian companies.

South Africa: Represented Blue Label Telecoms Limited in the subscription of 60% of the issued shares in and claims against Airvantage Proprietary Limited as well as the acquisition of 60% of the issued shares in and claims against Airvantage Limited (company incorporated in accordance of the laws of Mauritius).

Uganda: Conducted a due diligence on a Ugandan subsidiary of a solar energy company which a Japanese company intended to invest in. This included review of the transaction structure, potential red flags involved.

Zambia: Advisor to Copperbelt Energy Plc (“CEC”), a Zambian publicly traded power transmission, generation and distribution company and a major developer of energy infrastructure in Africa, on the disposal of its 50% shareholding in CEC Liquid Telecommunication Limited to Liquid Telecommunications Holdings Limited.

Zimbabwe: Advising a Zimbabwean company on the acquisition of a South African company.