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Mergers and Acquisitions

JLD & MB has notable Mergers & Acquisitions expertise, with significant experience advising on and negotiating complex transactions, carrying out extensive due diligence and securing approvals from regulatory bodies. As a full-service law-firm, JLD & MB is well positioned to advise on all aspects of M & A transactions, including labour and employment issues, advising on strategic realignment and risk management and providing comprehensive tax planning advice pre and post-merger or acquisition. The Firm’s breadth and depth of experience in M&A transactions is recognised both locally and internationally with the international rating agencies giving the Firm a top tier rating in mergers and acquisitions.

Our work includes advising on corporate and regulatory authorisations, engaging with regulators to obtain relevant approvals, advising on inter alia legal liability management, foreign exchange rules and Collective Bargaining Agreements and assistance with negotiating with Trade Unions.

Notable Transactions:

  • Provided transactional advice on the Ghanaian aspects of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts’s acquisition of Unilever's spreads business globally for €6.825 billion. The Firm continues to assist and to provide legal advice to the local entity.
  • Advised AngloGold Limited in respect of its USD 1.89 billion merger with Ashanti Goldfields Ltd, Ghana’s largest gold producer at the time.
  • Advised Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited in respect of its multimillion US Dollar acquisition of Kama Industries Limited.
  • Acted for the majority shareholder of Guinness Ghana Limited in its takeover of Ghana Breweries Limited.
  • Advised in a merger of the oil and gas businesses of two multinational conglomerates. The combined merger resulted in a world leading oilfield technology provider with a unique mix of service and equipment capabilities. JLD & MB provided transactional assistance and advice to the client to help navigate the regulatory landscape in Ghana.

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