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Landmark transactions

Public market (ECM) work


  • Freeworld Coatings Limited (2007)
  • Adcock Ingram Holdings Limited (2008)
  • Acsion Limited (2016)

Consensual takeovers and delistings

  • Excel Medical Holdings Limited (1998)
  • Softline Limited (2002)
  • Pepkor Limited (2004)
  • MNet and Supersport (2004)
  • Digicore Holdings Limited (2015)
  • Cargo Carriers Limited (2018)

Hostile takeovers

  • Freeworld Coatings Limited – separate unsolicited takeover bids by a consortium led by Brait and by Kansai Paint Co., Ltd. (2010)
  • Adcock Ingram Holdings Limited – contested between the Bidvest Group Limited and CFR Pharmaceuticals S.A (2013-2014)

Recent transactions

  • advising on the acquisition by JSE-listed Metrofile of all the shares in G4S Secure Data Solutions (Kenya) Limited, the largest records management company in East Africa
  • advising a leading South African private equity firm on the listing on the Australian ASX of a pan-African engineering firm
  • advising Brait Fund IV and related entities in relation to their investment in broadcasting group Primedia, including the acquisition in 2007 and the disposal thereof in late 2017 to a consortium comprising Ethos Private Equity, Ethos Capital and MMI Group Limited
  • advising funds advised by Development Partners International on various transactions including the acquisition of a facilities management group headquartered in Mauritius with a presence in 7 African countries including Zimbabwe
  • advising a major JSE-listed company in relation to an unsolicited takeover approach
  • advising AECI Limited on a Scheme of Arrangement and acquisition of treasury shares

Forensic investigation work

  • Fortress REIT Limited
  • a major client in the construction industry

Competition law work

  • assisted clients subject to cartel and other prohibited practice investigations in the bitumen, liquified gas, fire extinguisher, shipping, pharmaceutical, automotive parts, automobile and hotel industries
  • assisted clients with merger filings in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa, including COMESA filings