USD4.8-billion acquisition by the Carlyle Group (through Matador Bidco S.à r.l.) of a controlling stake in Compañía Española de Petróleos, S.A.U. (Cepsa), Europe’s largest privately-owned integrated oil and gas company. This included competition law advice regarding COMESA
countries, Kenya, Morocco and South Africa.
USD4.6-billion acquisition by DSV A/S of Panalpina Welttransport Holding (PWT), creating one of the world’s largest cargo-handling and logistics companies. This included competition advice regarding Angola, Kenya and South Africa, as well as merger notifications in Kenya and South Africa.
USD4.2-billion acquisition by India multinational UPL of Arysta Life Science, with notifications to the competition authorities in COMESA
countries, Kenya and South Africa.
USD2.24-billion acquisition by Vivo Energy of Engen’s operations in nine sub-Saharan countries via the sale of its Mauritian subsidiary, with notifications to the competition authorities in COMESA
countries, Kenya, Mauritius and Tanzania.
USD1.05-billion acquisition by Sanlam Emerging Markets Ireland Limited (SEMIL) of Saham S.A and Saham Finances S.A., with merger notifications in Botswana, COMESA
countries and Kenya. We won the Competition and Regulatory Team of the Year Award for this deal at the 2018 African Legal Awards.
ZAR4.8-billion acquisition by Milco SA of the entire shareholding of Clover Industries, with merger filings in Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia and South Africa.
ZAR3.4-billion financial restructuring
ZAR3.4-billion financial restructuring of Edcon, with merger clearances in Bostwana, Eswatini, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe on an expedited basis.
ZAR800-million transaction between Consolidated Infrastructure Group and Canadian firm, Fairfax Africa, with notifications to the competition authorities in Botswana, COMESA
countries, Kenya, Namibia and Tanzania.
ZAR507-million acquisition by CNH Industrial SA of part of Invicta Holdings (part of the CEG division of Humulani Marketing), including multijurisdictional notifiability analysis for all of Africa and merger notifications to competition regulators in Botswana, Eswatini, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Successful opposition of an abuse of dominance complaint against PG Glass for price discrimination in Namibia.
Successful opposition to the collusion investigation into Astral Food and Tiger Chicks in Zambia.
Greenfield joint venture between Orange SA and MTN Group to create Mobile Wallet Interoperability (Mowali), providing African mobile money interoperability services. This triggered merger filings to three African regional bodies: COMESA
, and involved a large number of member states.
Cartel investigation into the supply of private healthcare insurance in Mauritius. We appeared for all insurance companies involved in the supply of private healthcare policies in Mauritius, as well as almost all healthcare insurers, healthcare administrators and provident fund associations.
Cartel investigation into 28 banks in South Africa who have been accused of collusion in respect of foreign exchange trading.
Cartel investigation into furniture removal firms in South Africa who have been accused of entering into a price-fixing agreement to charge customers for the cost of e-tolls occurred during moves.