Deal Detail


Phillip Morris International has entered into an agreement with Swedish Match AB to purchase its South African affiliate, Swedish Match South Africa (Pty) Ltd (SMSA). SMSA is the market leader in South African pipe tobacco and snuff categories.  Its principal brands include Boxer Best Blend and Taxi. The transaction is subject to approved by the Competition Commission. Deal Value: R 1.75 billion

Lawyers Involved:

Assisted By:

Jonathan Lang; Wally Horak; Annette Olivier; Sandra Gore, Emma Whitelaw; Vanashree David; Kara van de Pol; Siphiwe Nodwele



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