ZAR38-BILLIONrestructure of the Distell Group, requiring approval from competition authorities in Botswana, COMESA, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania.
USD1.05-BILLIONacquisition 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.
ACQUISITIONof 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 ADVICEto 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-BILLIONacquisition 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-BILLIONacquisition of Arysta Life Sciences by UPL, with merger notifications in CEMAC, COMESA, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania.
APPOINTMENTof 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 infrastructuredevelopment projects in 26 African countries by a multinational construction company, which required advice regarding country risk profiles, tax efficient structuring and regulatory compliance requirements.