Exit Transactions

Exit Transactions

Closing any exit transaction (not to mention high value deals) requires careful, strategic negotiation.  Our team are hard bitten, proven over 20 years of experience in various capacities as bankers and lawyers in live deals spanning the globe. Our collaborative approach combined with hard fought goals personifies the iron fist in silk glove.

Ambitious exit transactions are frequently multi-faceted.  Commonly the end goal requires preliminary restructuring. This may be as simple as packaging valuable assets and spinning out business divisions that are not desired by acquirers. Or it may imply urgent capital or operational restructuring to support the target transaction price.  Our tax and capital structuring solutions work hand in glove with practical deal structuring.

  • The sale of Yuppiechef to Mr Price in 2021 was a culmination of our journey with this company spanning early stage commercial support, capital restructuring to introduce material investors, Covid 19 operational requirements and then the realisation of the founders’ value through negotiation, structuring and closing the sale.
  • Yuppiechef acquisition by Mr Price
  • Zoona’s sale in 2022 was the destination in a legal journey that commenced in 2012 with one of South Africa’s first Series A transactions. Over the next 10 years we assisted the company in growth across Africa, wholesale restructure of its debt and equity capital structure and finally the negotiation and closing of the sale to Chipper Cash (who closed Africa’s largest fund raising transaction prior to 2021).
  • Zoona acquisition by Chipper Cash

We represented Snapscan in one of the earliest exits by a South African tech company, and this transaction saw the company become ubiquitous as a means of digital payments in South Africa.

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