Experts shed light on global merger trends
International experts focusing on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) at the M&A Academy in Lagos have shed light on global merger trends to update West African professionals on contemporary mergers and acquisitions processes and practices.
Participants at the event were also exposed to opportunities around risk sharing, early stage growth and the availability of financing.
The one-day event organised by DLA Piper Africa, in conjunction with Olajide Oyewole LLP, provided participants with an overview of the key stages of mergers and acquisitions process, as well as covered areas such as preliminary agreements, warranties, indemnities and insurance and due diligence.
The workshop also focused on the different technical skillset required for professionals in the Africa mergers and acquisitions market in comparison to the global one.
At the event, participants agreed that while the majority of the transactions in Africa relate to buyouts, there is significant investment mergers and acquisitions, as well such as share subscriptions, minority investments or acquisitions, joint ventures and combinations of share sale and subscription transactions.