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HALLIBURTON COMPANY
Monday, November 17, 2014
We acted as South African legal advisor to Halliburton Company, an oil and gas multinational, in relation to competition approvals in various African jurisdictions, including DRC, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania and Cameroon, which are required to implement this transaction involving the acquisition by Halliburton Company of shares in Baker Hughes Inc.
Deal value: $34 600 000 000
Partners Involved: Derek Lotter , Gomolemo Kekesi


PLATFORM SPECIALITY PRODUCTS CORPORATION
Monday, October 20, 2014
We advised Platform Speciality Products Corporation with regard to the acquisition of 100% of the issued share capital of Arysta LifeScience Limited and the acquisition of its subsidiaries. Our involvement was related to a due diligence of South African documents, as well as considering and commenting on South African aspects in the Share Purchase Agreement and the Disclosure Letter. BGAG was instructed on the African competition law filings required. Merger notifications were submitted to the competition authorities in South Africa, COMESA, Tanzania and Namibia. An exemption from the merger filing obligation was obtained in Kenya. Clearances have been provided by the South African, Tanzanian and Namibian authorities.
Deal value: $3 510 000 000
Partners Involved: David Geral , Ineke Brink , Joyce Karanja-Ng'ang'a , Rudolph Labuschagne , Shelley Wilson , Stella Ndikimi , Tamara Dini


TRW AUTOMOTIVE HOLDINGS CORPORATION
Monday, September 15, 2014
We acted as South African legal advisor to TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation in relation to competition approvals which are required to implement this global transaction involving the disposal of the entire issued share capital of TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation to ZF Friedrichshafen AG (through ZF North America, Inc.).
Deal value: $11 700 000 000
Partners Involved: Derek Lotter


AFRICAN RAINBOW MINERALS LIMITED
Monday, August 18, 2014
We acted as South African legal advisor to African Rainbow Minerals Limited in relation to competition approvals in respect of the proposed acquisition by ARM of the entire issued share capital of Tamboti Proprietary Limited.
Deal value: R400 000 000
Partners Involved: Derek Lotter


MURRAY & ROBERTS
Thursday, August 07, 2014
We acted as legal advisor to Murray & Roberts in relation to competition approvals which are required in respect of the disposal of Murray & Roberts' shares in Tolcon Group.
Deal value: R1 325 000 000
Partners Involved: Rudolph Labuschagne


NAMPAK LIMITED
Friday, August 01, 2014
We acted as legal advisor to Nampak Limited in relation to competition approvals which are required in respect of the disposal of Nampak’s cartons and labels business to the Caxton Group.
Partners Involved: Rudolph Labuschagne


GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Thursday, June 19, 2014
We acted as South African legal advisor to GE in relation to competition approvals in respect of the proposed acquisition by GE of sole control over the Thermal Power, Renewable Power and Grid businesses (ALSTOM Energy) from the parent companies of the Alstom Group, ALSTOM (société anonyme) and Alstom Holdings.
Deal value: $15 094 327 500


SASOL OIL’S SALE OF ITS SHAREHOLDING IN TOSAS NOTIFIED IN SOUTH AFRICA, NAMIBIA AND BOTSWANA
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
We represented Sasol Oil in the sale by Sasol Oil of 100% of its shareholding in Tosas Holdings to Raubex Group. The transaction is a vertical merger involving an acquisition by a customer (Raubex) of a supplier (Tosas) of a key input, value-added bitumen, in its downstream road construction and rehabilitation operations. Unconditional approval was obtained from the Namibian competition authorities on 26 February 2013, the Botswana competition authorities on 15 March 2013, and the South African competition authorities on 9 April 2013.
Partners Involved: Gomolemo Kekesi , Jean Meijer


APOLLO TYRES LIMITED - ACQUISITION OF COOPER TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY
Thursday, August 15, 2013
We represented Apollo Tyres Limited in its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, which is listed on the New York stock exchange. The proposed transaction was notified to competition authorities in various jurisdictions, including COMESA, Namibia and Tanzania.
Deal value: $25 000 000
Partners Involved: Tamara Dini


JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN BERTELSMANN AND PEARSON INVOLVING THEIR RESPECTIVE TRADE-BOOK PUBLISHING BUSINESSES, RANDOM HOUSE AND PENGUIN.
Thursday, June 06, 2013
We represented Bertelsmann and Pearson in the notification to the South African Competition Commission of the combination of the activities of their respective trade-book publishing businesses, Random House and the Penguin Group into a new entity, Penguin Random House. Bertelsmann will own 53% of the joint venture and Pearson will own 47% of the joint venture. Unconditional approval was obtained from the South African Competition Commission on 28 May 2013.
Partners Involved: Gomolemo Kekesi , Jean Meijer


 
 
   

 

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