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Global South Africa Corporate/M&A: Private Equity

This section covers firms and lawyers providing mostly transactional advice for private equity clients, such as direct investments into private companies, buyouts of public companies (MBO, MBI, BIMBO), secondary transactions, take-privates, PIPEs and pre-IPO investments. Venture capital investments and transactions and work on behalf of funds, investors, venture capital firms, private equity firms and financial institutions are also featured.

All Lawyers profiles

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Band 1
  1. David Pinnock
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    David Pinnock
    Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
    Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr | Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 12 Years Ranked
    David Pinnock continues to be recognised for his deep understanding of the PE market in South Africa. He particularly impresses for his skilful handling of a range of transactions, including M&A, divestments, restructuring and rights offerings.
  2. John Bellew
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    John Bellew
    Bowmans
    Bowmans | Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    "John Bellew is one of the best transactional attorneys in South Africa." "He has an incredibly sharp legal mind, whilst remaining pragmatic and commercial in his approach."
  3. Sally Hutton
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    Sally Hutton
    Webber Wentzel
    Webber Wentzel | Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Sally Hutton is rated as one of South Africa's foremost PE experts and is considered go-to counsel by many domestic and international private investors. She mainly advises on acquisitions and the deployment of capital, as well as fund structuring, empowerment transactions and reorganisations.
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Band 2
  1. Lydia Shadrach-Razzino
    ENSafrica | Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
    Global 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Gary Felthun
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    Gary Felthun
    White & Case LLP
    White & Case LLP | Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Gary Felthun has an impressively broad skill set, with experience covering investments, ECM and distressed M&A. Among his diverse client portfolio are household names in financial services and pharmaceuticals, as well as notable private equity houses and mining entities.
  2. Willem Jacobs
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    Willem Jacobs
    Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
    Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr | Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Willem Jacobs is recognised for his skill in a range of corporate deals, including M&A, investments and BEE transactions. His formidable client roster features prominent telecoms players as well as notable PE houses.
  3. Jeff Buckland
    Lawtons Africa | Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
    Global 2022 | Band 3
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Up and Coming
  1. James Westgate
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    James Westgate
    Bowmans
    Bowmans | Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
    Global 2022 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    James Westgate acts for a number of major PE and investment management clients, with expertise covering both domestic and cross-border transactions. He is based in the firm's Johannesburg office.