13 June 2024

Ten important considerations when filing multi-jurisdictional mergers in Africa

In a recent DealMakers Africa article with Martin Versfeld and Lebohang Makhubedu of Webber Wentzel, RBB's Patrick Smith, Ricky Mann and Daniela Lamparelli discuss ten important considerations when filing multi-jurisdictional mergers in Africa.

Having recently advised on two multi-jurisdictional mergers involving over 20 jurisdictions, with each spanning over 18 months, Webber Wentzel and RBB Economics' experience with various African competition authorities makes for a worthy case study for companies that require merger filing across Africa. The first transaction involved Dutch brewer Heineken, Namibia Breweries and Distell, and the second transaction involved Dutch coatings manufacturer, Akzo Nobel, seeking to acquire the two African entities of Japan's Kansai Paint.

Read the full article on the DealMakers Africa website.

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