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Merger & Acquisitions: Why they fail?

15 April 2024,  Mark le Riche

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) are intricate commercial transactions that hold huge potential for economic growth, investment, job creation and increased... market competitiveness. Yet, their complexity can also be their undoing. In this article, we take a look at some of the main pitfalls and issues in South Africa that result in unsuccessful M&As or M&As that don’t live up to their expectations.

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Alignment or misalignment? The BEE Commission, the Competition Commission and M&A

15 April 2024,  Luhann Prinsloo

As much as M&A transactions are a part of our economic landscape and vital to economic growth and investment in... South Africa, there remains a vital balance been economic growth and addressing historical disparities and increasing the participation of previously disadvantaged in the economy. To regulate and align these objectives, the Competition Commission and BEE Commission play pivotal roles. But, do their functions complement each other? In this article, we investigate how their respective functions and mandates align (or not) in respect of the South African M&A environment.

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Relationship triangle between M&A, BEE and Foreign Entities

15 April 2024,  Johnny DavisMark le Riche

The Merger & Acquisition (M&A) landscape in South Africa does not only consider competition within the South African market but... also considers the impact M&A transactions may have on historically disadvantaged people as regulated by the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003 (“BEE Act”). In this article, we look at the relationship triangle between M&A transactions, the requirements of the BEE Act, and its impact on foreign entities wishing to invest in South Africa through an M&A.

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A how-to-guide for M&A transactions

15 April 2024,  Ahmed DhupliJohnny DavisSian Angus

A Merger or Acquisition (M&A) can be a complex transaction that can be effected in a number of ways depending... on the nature of the transaction as well as the scope and intent of the parties. In this article, we look at some of the most common methods for affecting an M&A. 

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Competition Commission guidelines for small mergers

28 January 2024,  Johnny DavisSian Angus

In previous articles, we have examined the different types of mergers and in particular looked at the notification requirements in... respect of intermediate and large mergers. In this article, we take a closer look at the Competition Commission guidelines in respect of small mergers.

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When do you notify the Competition Commission of your merger?

28 January 2024,  Armand VermeulenLuhann Prinsloo

Not all mergers are created equal with some mergers requiring notification to the Competition Commission and others not. In this... article, we elaborate on the mergers that will require notification as well as the consequences of failing to notify the Competition Commission.

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TRP approval: Essential for SA company transactions

28 January 2024,  Luhann PrinslooMillisanté de Wee

The Takeover Regulation Panel (“TRP”) is a key South African regulatory body responsible for regulating certain types of transactions undertaken... by companies in South Africa. In this article, we take a look at a few transactions that specifically need to be approved by the TRP and, in particular, the requirements to give notice of such transactions.

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An introduction to mergers and acquisitions in South Africa

24 January 2024,  Johnny DavisLuhann Prinsloo

Mergers and Acquisitions or ‘M&As’ have become integral components of South Africa’s corporate landscape and play a crucial role in... economic growth and development. In this article, we explore the legal framework and key considerations surrounding M&A transactions in South Africa by looking at the regulatory environment, competition law, due diligence, tax, and transaction structuring that accompanies M&A transactions.

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Takeover Regulation Panel and your M&A transaction

08 July 2022,  Johnny DavisMillisanté de Wee

When you talk about mergers and acquisitions and specifically the regulation thereof in South Africa, a number of regulators need... to be considered. Two examples of these regulators are the Competition Commission and the Takeover Regulation Panel. In this article, we tackle the second regulator, namely the Takeover Regulation Panel.  

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