African IP adviceprovided to financial media giant, Bloomberg L.P. (Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Niger, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Seychelles, Togo, Uganda.)
ZAR52-BILLIONdivestment of Absa from Barclays by Barclays Bank plc, involving Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Kingdom 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.
DISPOSALby a multinational bank of its subsidiaries in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, which required advice regarding tax implications and efficient structuring.
African IP adviceprovided to Advance Magazine Publishers / Condé Nast (publishers of GQ, Vanity Fair, Vogue, etc.) (Eswatini, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Seychelles.)
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), via a subsidiary joint venture with insurer Santam, of Moroccan financial services holding company Saham S.A. and Saham Finances S.A., which operates in 33 countries across Africa, Europe and the Middle East, with merger notifications in numerous countries.
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.