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10 October 2015
Polity Focus
01 Apr 2011
BEE deals face squeeze from new Companies Act
Mergers & Acquisitions
Black economic-empowerment (BEE) players still recuperating from the effects of the recession may face another blow when the new Companies Act, No 71 of 2008, becomes law, as it could affect M&A...
Foreign investment in SA expected to dominate M&A activity
Mergers & Acquisitions
Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity involving foreign investment, particularly in the mining and resources sectors, is expected to dominate in 2011, reports South African law firm Edward Nathan &...
New Companies Act implementation date creates uncertainty
Mergers & Acquisitions
The indecision surrounding the implementation date of the new Companies Act, No 71 of 2008, has created uncertainty when undertaking mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions in South Africa,...
17 May 2010
A new era for mergers and amalgamations
The coming into effect of the new Companies Act 71 of 2008 ("the New Companies Act"), which is likely to be in September of this year, will unveil a new chapter in South African corporate law....
02 Apr 2010
Employment issues spur debate
Mergers and Acquisitions
Concerns about the Competition Commission’s investigations into the effect mergers have on employment, prolonging the merger process, is a hot topic among lawyers in the mergers and acquisitions...
New law may lead to increasing class-action lawsuits
Mergers and Acquisitions
With the new Companies Act, No 71 of 2008, which will change the way in which mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are dealt with in South Africa, coming into effect soon, Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys...
Public interest consideration best left to other agencies?
Mergers and Acquisitions
There are questions being raised on South African’s Competition Commission being tasked with investigations into the employment issues surrounding mergers, and there are those who believe that,...
Turnaround in market expected in 2011
Mergers and Acquisitions
The number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in South Africa decreased by 61% in value and 38% in volume in 2009, compared with 2008. Independent M&A intelligence service Mergermarket reports that...
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