The countries of Africa offer tremendous potential for domestic and foreign businesses and investors. In the past ten years, the continent has experienced unprecedented growth rates, with more than two-thirds of the top ten fastest-growing economies in the world being those of key African countries. However, each African country brings its own mix of geopolitical forces, resources, and cultural, business and legal systems. Companies seeking to enter, grow within or expand beyond the region need legal advisors with a broad perspective and in-depth, cross-border experience.

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  • A family office in relation to a multibillion-dollar disposal of a stake in an Africa-focused business
  • Olam International Limited on its US$1.3 billion acquisition of Archer Daniels Midland Company’s global cocoa business with operations and processing facilities in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Cameroon
  • The shareholders of Alucan Investments, the BVI-registered holding company of Alucan Packaging Limited, a leading aluminum packaging manufacturing business in Nigeria, in its sale to Nampak Limited for an aggregate purchase price of US$301 million

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