DEVELOPMENTand financing of a 15 MW solar power plant in Zimbabwe for an independent powerproducer in relation to EPC, O&M and Power Purchase agreements.
Worldwide IPportfolio management of Africa’s largest insurer, Sanlam. (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.)
NATIONAL WATER LAWScomparative assessment for Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe on behalf of the Zambezi Watercourse Commission and the World Bank.
ANTI-CORRUPTION DUE DILIGENCE(deep dive) on M&A targets in multiple countries in Africa, including Angola, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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.
Worldwide trade markportfolio management provided to mobile telecommunications company and Africa's most valuable brand, MTN.
DISTRIBUTION CHANNELSdeveloped for Tata Motors in Ghana, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
HIGHLY COMPLEX RESTRUCTURINGof the Edcon Group (with stores in Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe), involving South African banks, London-based lenders and New York-based financial creditors.
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.