Strategies for success, value and growth
Mergers and acquisitions are the cornerstone of the RSM legal service offering. RSM understands the need for businesses to merge or to acquire other businesses, as a mechanism to gain market share, to enter new markets or to invest in new technologies. These transactions become complex where cross-jurisdictional deals are concerned.
At RSM, our legal advisers can assist you through each stage of the transaction. From deal inception to business integration, we are there to help turn your business growth ambitions into a reality.
How can we assist you
- Deal execution and delivery
- Post merger integration
- Deal structuring
- Negotiating and drafting all agreements relating to a merger and acquisition, including sale and purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, nondisclosure agreements, funding and investment agreements and providing extensive support to the seller or the purchaser on the transaction
- Carrying out legal due diligence in respect of the target entity
Client success story
Mergers & Acquisitions require a multi-disciplinary approach.
We advised a well-known multinational professional engineering firm on all aspects relating to the merger with a Canadian multinational, including the mechanics of the proposed transactions, the financial modelling and valuation, the tax consequences and sensitive negotiations with all stakeholders. We drafted all commercial agreements, attended to the financial modelling and provided detailed tax advice. We also provided detailed advice on the B-BBEE aspects of the transaction, the complex funding arrangements and escrow accounts. The transaction involved complex exchange control, competition commission aspects and PI aspects.
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