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Fica Compliance Questions and Answers

The Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001 (“the Act”) was proclaimed in order to combat money laundering activities and the financing of terrorist and related activities certain duties must be imposed on institutions and other persons who might be used for money laundering purposes and the financing of terrorist and related activities. Legal persons, [...]

Announcement – Dealmakers 2012

We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for your valued support and to proudly announce that we have just been ranked 5th for “Mergers and Acquisitions by deal flow” and 7th for “Mergers and Acquisitions by deal value” in the whole of South Africa by “Dealmakers” in their latest publication in [...]

Deadline for the Registration of MOI’s is looming!!!

The deadline for the registration of all pre-existing companies’ Memorandums of Incorporation (“MOI”) is 1 May 2013. A MOI is only valid and effective once it is registered at the Company and Intellectual Property Commission (“CIPC”), and it shall not be sufficient to have merely lodged the relevant documents by this date. The concern is [...]

The role of the Takeover Regulation Panel

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE AUTHORITY OF THE PANEL AND TAKEOVER REGULATIONS WITH REFERENCE TO AFFECTED TRANSACTIONS Background The “Panel” is the Takeover Regulation Panel established in terms of the Companies Act, 2008 (“the Companies Act”). The Panel is, inter alia, responsible to regulate “affected transactions” and “offers” to the extent provided for in the Companies Act [...]

Private Equity and Venture Capital Insight

"Lessons from Warren Hellman: Guilty until proven innocent. No investment theory, management hypothesis, or corporate strategy should be accepted simply on the face value. Test all relevant scenarios before acting. Always align interests. Ensure that you, company management, and investors are always working toward the same goal. Have skin in the game. Investors with meaningful [...]

Trading Shares for Beginners: Learn How to Make More out of Your Shares

In the corporate industry, you’ll often hear about businessmen, investors and other parties involved discuss about their Shares and shares. What are these all about, and why is it a big deal for the majority of corporations? To begin with, investing in the stock market is considered by most of the individuals as a great [...]

Shareholders Loan vs Preference Shares

Shareholders Loan vs Preference Shares: In the global market one would adopt the mantle of a created entity to converge into the sphere of corporate competition.  In this regard one would have to consider the objective of the proposed business entity before even taking into account the plethora of methods in which a business may [...]

Preparations for an Acquisition: Important Aspects that Should be Taken into Consideration

The environment for both acquisitions and mergers is continuously improving, most especially those businesses which belong to the small to mid-market brackets. These are the types of companies that you will usually see processing mergers – simply because the competition gets tighter as years pass by, and many business owners find it easier to catch [...]

Mergers and the Important Principles to Remember

Within the corporate and finance industry, mergers play a very essential role. This is the process where an establishment is purchased along with the specific objective on why two or more companies will be merged. This includes a change in name, a significant change with regard to the board of employees, directories and even the [...]

Joint Ventures: Things You Need to Know About It

A great number of small and huge businesses alike are getting involved in joint ventures. First and foremost, what is joint venture and how do businesses gain advantage over this strategic plan? To begin with, this is defined as a mechanism where two or even more entities or businesses can combine their businesses without even [...]

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