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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Insurance growth in Congo

Equity purchase - Congo

We advised a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance and other insurance products on the potential equity purchase in a Congolese... More

Mergers & acquisitions in African telecoms

Telecom facilities acquisition in Chad, Congo, & Gabon

We advised a telecommunications tower company on their proposed minimum security package in relation to our client's... More

Buying equity in Malagasy companies.

Buying equity in a Malagasy company

We advised an American retail chain of party supply stores on its acquisition of shares in a Malagasy clothing manufacturing company. This... More

Due diligence in mergers and acquisitions.

Mergers & acquisitions in Guinea's energy sector

Acting for two energy-and-commodities companies, we assisted on a transaction to acquire the African downstream assets of an international... More

Acquisition financing oil & gas assets

Acquisition financing of US$80m oil & gas assets - Ivory Coast

We acted for a major international bank on the US$80m financing of the acquisition of oil & gas assets in the Ivory Coast by a... More

Acquisition of hydrocarbon assets

Acquisition of hydrocarbon assets - Congo

We advised within the context of a lending agreement, an exploration, development and production of oil, gas and power company, on its... More

Acquisition of asset for mining company

Acquisition of producing asset in Gabon

We provided an Australian-listed mining junior with legal assistance regarding its acquisition of a majority stake in a producing asset in... More

Bidding on Toamasina port container terminal

Bid for port container terminal

We advised a Hong Kong based company on its bid for the container terminal in Madagascar’s largest port. We analysed large volumes of... More

Establishing a flow of control

Acquisition of security services company

We advised a world leading international security solutions group on its acquisition of a locally based security services company. Advice... More

Our regional experience helped French-based multi-national

On the ground multi-jurisdictional due diligence

We advised a French-based multi-national on the African assets of its target company. We reviewed the documentation available in the Data... More


We work on nine-figure mining acquisitions

US$157M acquisition of Malagasy assets

We advised a major Thai mining house on its US$157m acquisition of the Madagascar assets of a Canadian listed company. We reviewed a large... More

Getting the facts on private equity investments on the island nation

agricultural acquisition in Madagascar

We advised a private equity firm regarding an acquisition financing matter in Africa, which concerns asset acquisition from an... More

Looking to make major corporate acquisitions in Africa? Come to us for guidance

Telecommunications towers acquisition in Rwanda and Madagascar

We acted for a global leader in telecommunication tower operation in relation to its acquisition of telecommunication masts in Rwanda and... More

Acquisition for oil & gas logistics company

International Oil & Gas services logistics - Madagascar

We advised a major downstream oil & gas logistics company and the world’s second-largest independent logistics service provider... 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

Tower-sharing across nine countries

We acted for a Gulf-based telecoms provider in its investment into a tower-sharing business in nine jurisdictions across the OHADA region.... More

Multinational telecommunications is no problem for us

Telecommunications masts acquisition - Chad, Congo, and Gabon

We acted for a leading international telecommunications provider in relation to its acquisition of telecommunication masts in... More

Helping secure telecoms acquisitions

Telecommunications towers acquisition - Congo and Chad

We advised a telecommunication multinational with the financing of its acquisition of towers owned by another telecommunication group in... More

Getting mobile telephony going in the Central African Republic

Mobile Licence Acquisition - Central African Republic

We advised a client interested in acquiring a company with a mobile licence. We conducted a thorough due diligence on the target company... More

Acquisition financing & security review offshore

Acquisition financing - Congo-Brazzaville

We advised a London-based exploration and development company with a strong focus on new oil and gas finds located primarily in West... More

Acquisition of uranium mining assets

Acquisition of uranium assets

We advised an investing company on its acquisition of a company with uranium assets in the south of Madagascar. We completed extensive due... More

Graphite space & mining code advice

Graphite assets - Madagascar

We advised a Johannesbourg & London based PE house on its bid of certain target companies in the graphite space in Madagascar. We also... More