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10 stumbling blocks in a business exit

Every business exit is different and a seller’s requirements will vary depending on the nature of their target business, the parties involved and the wider commercial climate. Even so, common issues crop up regularly.


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A&O and ENSafrica lead on South African Airways rescue

South African firm ENSafrica and Allen & Overy are leading on the business recovery of one of Africa’s largest airlines, South African Airways, saving it from collapse. ENSafrica’s chairman Michael Katz is leading for the airline on behalf of the National Treasury of South Africa, which manages its national economic policy. South African Airways is […]

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A&O debuts legal services centre with South Africa foray

Allen & Overy (A&O) is set to open a new legal services centre in South Africa in the first part of 2020, building on the capabilities of its existing Belfast outpost. The new centre, located in Johannesburg, will contribute efforts in providing cost-effective resources for transactions, a service that the firm has been offering in […]

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Magic circle duo advise as South African company makes £5bn play for Just Eat

Allen & Overy, Ashurst and Linklaters have all landed roles on South African company Naspers’ bid for Just Eat. Prosus, the international internet assets division of Naspers, made a £4.9bn all-cash offer to acquire Just Eat today, a deal which would thwart the UK company’s merger with Dutch rival Linklaters is acting for longstanding […]

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