Mergers & Acquisitions

We handle a variety of domestic and international transactional work: Mergers and acquisitions, demergers and restructurings, joint ventures, takeovers, equity financings, privatisations, initial public offerings and issues of share capital.

Related tax questions involve our lawyers advising on the most tax-efficient means of acquiring, divesting or restructuring assets, any relevant negotiations, and ensuring the smooth completion of the resulting deal, plus dealing with any queries from the tax authorities.

Whether conducting multi-jurisdictional due diligence on a global transaction or preparing a stand- alone local asset for sale to an international buyer, our team has the depth and breath of experience you need. We can mobilise experienced staff quickly to review large volumes of material in Data Rooms across the region and provide the detailed analysis and strategic thinking critical to getting the right result.

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Oil & gas acquisitions on the island

Served major energy company on large acquisition in Madagascar

John W Ffooks & Co assisted a world leader in downstream energy logistics, whose offerings include tank terminals, with its proposed... More

Our team can handle your due diligence needs

Due diligence on acquisitions in Ivory Coast

A Canadian financial institution needed a due diligence on an Ivorian target. They retained us for an intensive, detailed process. Our... More

Growing your mining corporation in Madagascar

Advised Australian mining junior on project development in Madagascar

Our team guided an Australian mining junior on its Malagasy project development. We: Oversaw an acquisition of two companies, including... More

Assisting with your corporate mining transactions in Madagascar

Guided Chinese titanium dioxide company on major transaction involving Madagascar

We assisted a Chinese titanium dioxide pigment supplier on the Malagasy elements of a proposed transaction with an Australian Securities... More

Investigating potential mining acquisitions in Guinea

Worked for mining major on potential acquisition in Guinea

A major mining company retained us for due diligence on a potential acquisition of mining assets in... More

Mining asset management made straightforward

Assisted Canadian mining junior with asset management in Guinea

Our lawyers guided a Toronto-listed mining junior on its Guinean assets. We: Prepared a thorough legal opinion on the nature and history... More

We've extensively reviewed Ivorian merger & acquisition law

Thorough analysis of Ivorian international merger & acquisition law

The team at John W Ffooks has immersed themselves in Ivory Coast's mergers-and-acquisitions regime, with particular strengths in issues... More

Divesting assets properly in Mauritania

Helped divest assets for American multinational in Mauritania

We provided extensive advice for an American multinational on: Divesting its Mauritian business units; Planning for an integration with... More

Digging into mining acquisitions in Gabon

Assisted Australian corp in majority stake acquisition in Gabonese mining company

John W Ffooks & Co was retained by an Australian mining junior on a majority stake acquisition in a Gabonese producer. Our... More

Mergers & acquisitions done right in Chad

Ensured legal compliance for major corporate acquisition in Chad

Our team was happy to help a Hong Kong company with its proposed minority equity purchase in a Chinese company. The target owns a Chadian... More

Need to do due diligence on a Burkinabe company? Ask us for help

Extensive due diligence for foreign acquisition of Burkinabe industrial company

Our lawyers provided due diligence, employment advice, real estate guidance, share transfer assistance, and registrations for a... More

Making mining investments work in Burkina Faso and Mali

Helped Canadian fund invest into mining in Burkina Faso and Mali

We guided a major Canadian fund on mining investments in Burkina Faso and Mali. We: Provided thorough due diligence on the target... More


We work on nine-figure mining acquisitions

Worked on US$157M acquisition of Malagasy assets for Thai mining corporation

Our counsel worked on a US$157M acquisition of a Canadian mining company's Malagasy assets for a major Thai miner. We provided our thorough... More

Getting the facts on private equity investments on the island nation

Advising private equity on agricultural acquisition in Madagascar

We are pleased to be working for a private equity firm regarding an acquisition financing matter in Africa, which concerns asset... More

Acquisition for oil & gas logistics company

Acquisition for global oil & gas logistics service provider, Madagascar

A major downstream Oil & Gas logistics company and the world’s second-largest independent logistics service provider of tank... More

Acquisition of assets oil & gas

Acquisition of assets international oil & gas company in Madagascar

A German downstream Oil & Gas logistics company sought advice on its proposed acquisition of the assets of an international downstream... More

Have a legal problem spanning nine countries? We can help you

Massive Telecommunications Tower-Sharing Across Nine Countries

Our client, a Gulf-based telecommunications provider, was investing in a massive tower-sharing enterprise across nine OHADA (Organisation... More

Multinational telecommunications is no problem for us

Chad, Congo, and Gabon - Buying Telecom Masts in Three Countries

A major international telecommunications corporation took us on for a major project: acquisition of telecom masts in Congo, Chad, and... More

Helping secure telecoms acquisitions

Chad, Congo - Communications Towers Acquisition

A multinational telecommunication corporation planned to acquire communications towers owned by another business in Congo and Chad. Our... More

Getting mobile telephony going in the Central African Republic

Central African Republic - Offshore Telephony Licensing

Our offshore client was interested in acquiring a company with a mobile telephony license. We protected their interests by •... More

Acquisition financing & security review offshore

Acquisition financing and security review offshore, Congo-Brazzaville

A London-based exploration and development company with a strong focus on new oil and gas finds located primarily in West African, required... More

Acquisition of uranium mining assets

Advice on acquisition of uranium mining assets in Madagascar

An investing company required advice on its acquisition of a company with uranium assets in the south of Madagascar. Working closely with... More

Graphite space & mining code advice

Graphite space advice & new mining code in Madagascar

A Johannesburg & London based PE house sought our expert advice on its bid of certain target companies in the graphite space in... More

Acquisition of shares for graphite company

Advice on acquisition of shares for CSE-listed graphite company

JWF team advised a CSE-listed Canadian graphite company on its acquisition of shares from a shareholding company, advising also on the... More