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

We provided legal opinion for wholesale financial corporation on equity purchase in Congo

We were retained by a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance and other insurance products on the potential equity purchase in a... More

Detailed due diligence for Ivorian acquisitions

Advised international bank on US$80m energy sector acquisition in Ivory Coast

The team at John W Ffooks & Co assisted a major international bank with its US$80M financing of an acquisition. The acquirer was a... More

Mergers & acquisitions in African telecoms

Acquiring telecoms facilities in Chad, Congo, & Gabon

We were happy to work for a telecommunications tower company on a proposed security package involving our client's... More

Buying equity in Malagasy companies.

Buying equity in Madagascar's companies

A major American retail chain of party supply stores retained us to acquire equity 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

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

Acquisition of hydrocarbon assets

Acquisition of hydrocarbon assets and security advice, 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 for mining company

An Australian-listed mining junior required assistance in its acquisition of a majority stake in a producing asset in Gabon.  We... More

Acquisition of uranium assets

Advising an Investing Company on Acquisition & Re-Admission

Advising an investing company on its acquisition of Tranomaro Mineral Development Corporation Ltd, a company with uranium assets in the... More

Bidding on Toamasina port container terminal

Advising on Bid for Port of Tamatave 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

Advised World Leading International Security Solutions Group on 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

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