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Corporate M&A

Since 2008, the economic landscape has changed for most organisations, resulting, fewer M&A transactions being concluded. If this is the case, there should be increased focus on three particular aspects where a transaction is considered.

Corporate M&A

Since 2008, the economic landscape has changed for most organisations, resulting, fewer M&A transactions being concluded. If this is the case, there should be increased focus on three particular aspects where a transaction is considered and/or implemented: due diligence, relationship agreement content and post merger integration

Typically, organisations have difficulty processing acquisitions, divestures and joint ventures, or performing the necessary legal purchaser and vendor due diligence or dealing with the more complex Pan African transactions, national and cross-border mergers or post-merger integration activities. In these instances, a combined legal, tax and corporate finance team would most likely provide the most effective and efficient solution to transactional complications.

All corporate and M&A assistance needs to strike a balance between business needs and a secure legal position. It is important to ensure thorough and more in-depth due diligence to identify all risks that need to be considered pre transaction. Transaction documentation should be robust and comprehensive to ensure that the appropriate risks are mitigated through the chosen relationship document and post transition implementation steps and true integration need to ensure the extraction of value post the transaction.

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