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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 Government Ministries and other 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. 

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

Notable Transactions:

  • Advising AngloGold Limited in respect of its USD 1.89 billion merger with Ashanti Goldfields Ltd, Ghana’s largest gold producer at the time. 
  • Advising Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited in respect of its multimillion US Dollar acquisition of Kama Industries Limited.
  • Acting 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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