Lexis® Practical Guidance: Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions

Practical Guidance Mergers and Acquisitions is a how-to resource for corporate attorneys, legal advisors, directors and trustees, providing step-by-step guidance on how to deal with complex transactions. This practice area offers crucial insights on how to deal with a merger or an acquisition as well as all the intricacies that may be involved. The content covers all requirements in terms of the Companies Act 71 of 2008, Competition Act 89 of 1998, JSE listings and takeover regulations. Lexis® Practical Guidance Mergers & Acquisitions provides guidance on numerous topics such as: due diligence exercises, transactions relating to shares, mergers vs amalgamations and related approvals, as well as competition and exchange control approvals. It also includes high-level discussions on tax consequences as well as the different methods in which property can be valued.

  • How to conduct due diligence
  • Valuation methods
  • Founding documents and resolutions
  • Sale of shares
  • Issue of shares
  • Buyback of shares
  • Amalgamation or merger
  • New management
  • Sale of business
  • Required approvals
  • Restructuring in business rescue
  • Restructuring for BEE ownership
  • 28 Topic Overviews
  • Over 85 guidance notes,
    including practical process aids
  • Up-to-date judgements for reference
  • Over 90 customisable forms,
    precedents, checklists
  • Confidentiality agreement
  • Sample due diligence clauses
  • Due diligence checklist
  • Items to look out for in an MOI
  • Template board resolutions and minutes
  • Template shareholder resolutions and minutes
  • Trust agreement
  • Sale of share agreement
  • Subscription agreement
  • Share buyback agreement
  • Sale of business agreement