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Private vs Listed Company M&A Transactions

15 April 2024,  Armand Vermeulen

Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) are a pivotal part of South Africa’s growing and developing corporate landscape. There are however some... unique differences when dealing with private or listed company M&As. In this article, we look at some of the more distinctive traits and considerations associated with M&A transactions in these two sectors in South Africa.

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The role of ‘control’ in M&A transactions

29 January 2024,  Mark le Riche

In an earlier article, we examined the requirements for notifying the Competition Commission about your merger. One of the aspects... touched on was the requirement of ‘control’ as an indicator of whether a transaction is reportable or not. In this article, we will delve deeper and examine the ‘control’ element as contemplated in the Competition Act 89 of 1998 (“Act”).

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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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