A Look at Due Diligence Investigations

One of the biggest components of a merger or even an acquisition has to do with the process known as due diligence investigations. This type of exploratory process is involved with looking into a variety [...]

For Whose Benefit Does a Company Exist?

  Like all things in life, the way we do business evolves, our roles change, we innovate and we transform constantly, sometimes without even realizing it. For more than a century company law was based [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]