Rupert Weber advises clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, initial public offerings, corporate finance, and general company and commercial matters, generally with a cross-border element. He acts for family offices, private equity investors, individuals, privately owned businesses and public companies.
Rupert has significant recent African-related experience both on inward investments into Africa as well as on transactions by African clients internationally. He has particular knowledge and interest in the mining, consumer goods, energy and financial services sectors. He has spent most of his career to date in London, but has also worked in Germany and has experience acting for German clients on international transactions and international clients investing in Germany.
Advised Stonehage on its merger (by way of scheme of arrangement) with Fleming Family & Partners to form Stonehage Fleming Family and Partners, the largest independent multi-family office in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Advised Mondi Group on its EUR 365 million acquisition of Finnish company Powerflute Group Holdings Oy from Nordic Packaging and Container Holdings
Advised Tana Africa Capital and Plexus Investments on the USD 532 million sale of interests in the Promasidor group – a pan African foods business – to Ajinomoto of Japan
Advised the Oppenheimer family office in relation to the $5.1 billion sale of interests in De Beers to Anglo American, as well as in relation to the $1 billion rights issue of De Beers and associated bank facilities two years previously
Advised Tana Africa Capital (an Africa-focused investment company founded by the Oppenheimer family and Temasek) in relation to a number of investments in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector in various African countries, including its investments in the Promasidor group
Advised New Europe Property Investments plc (a property investment company whose major investors are South African and which focuses on Romania and eastern Europe) on its AIM listing and subsequent fundraisings
Advised Rio Tinto plc on its dual listed company merger