M&A

To take advantage of merger & acquisition opportunities in Africa, it is important to understand the local environment, as well as the requirements and restrictions that apply. This category covers these elements and also provides an overview of what constitutes private M&A locally, which transactions are the most common, and what the current trends are in structuring M&A transactions. It also provides detailed information on what should and what should not be includes in the relevant contracts.

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Topics covered

The following topics are covered in detail under the M&A category for each country (click to expand):
Types of M&A
Trends and practice
Access to information
M&A

Practical Q&A format

This category contains detailed and up-to-date guidance, in an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, on how to deal with a merger or an acquisition, as well as all the intricacies that may be involved in a transaction in a particular African country. If you have a question that is not answered, we’ll source the response for you. Sample questions include:
Are there any current trends in the structuring of private Mergers & Acquisitions transactions?
Are there any restrictions on acquisitions of private companies by foreign buyers?
What documents are required for a sale of shares transaction?
Can sale of shares transactions in relation to shares in a parent company be taxed?
Is a set-off against claims for tax benefits common?
How are employees involved in or impacted by the process of a sale of assets or business?
What procedure must be followed for two companies to merge?

Benefits of the M&A category of Afriwise

Whether you are acquiring a company in a particular African country or divesting, the Afriwise platform, and this category in particular (as well as the Competition/Antitrust category), is a must. Afriwise is more powerful than any other solution as it provides accurate, up-to-date and plain-language guidance in relation to all your questions, is interactive, and also notifies you when there are legal updates you should be aware of.
Afriwise subscribers benefit from:
  • 24/7 access to our online platform
  • detailed practical guidance and insights on all aspects of this area of law
  • overviews of the applicable laws and upcoming changes, as well as alerts to important legal developments
  • downloadable copies of all relevant laws and regulations
  • direct access to vetted local M&A legal experts
  • valuable tools such as powerful search engine with relevant filters
  • country comparisons
  • a clarification-request tool
  • note-taking
  • ... and much more.
Gain full visibility across the local laws and regulations applicable to corporate transactions.

Afriwise connects organisations to outstanding quality and up-to-date legal, risk and business information and local expertise for African countries. We give you deep understanding about African markets, online, and help you proactively comply with local regulations.

Our award-winning solution offers an innovative way to source key information about transactions relating to M&A in a particular African country.

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