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ZAR38-BILLION
restructure of the Distell Group, requiring approval from competition authorities in Botswana, COMESA, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania.
USD1.05-BILLION
acquisition by Sanlam Emerging Markets (Ireland) of Saham S.A. and Saham Finances S.A., with merger notifications in numerous countries, including Botswana, Cameroon, COMESA, Kenya and Morocco.
ACQUISITION
of FFT GmbH & Co. KGaA (Germany) and FFT Gesellschaft mbH (Austria) by Fosun International Holdings, with merger notifications in CEMAC, COMESA, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania.
TAX AND REGULATORY ADVICE
to a multinational insurance group which operates in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, eSwatini (Swaziland), Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
EUR10-BILLION
acquisition of Akzo Nobel N.V. by the Carlyle Group’s Starfruit Finco B.V., with merger notifications in COMESA, Kenya and South Africa.
USD4.2-BILLION
acquisition of Arysta Life Sciences by UPL, with merger notifications in CEMAC, COMESA, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania.
APPOINTMENT
of distributors in Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe by a manufacturing company, which required regulatory advice.
Construction and infrastructure
development projects in 26 African countries by a multinational construction company, which required advice regarding country risk profiles, tax efficient structuring and regulatory compliance requirements.