Mergers and Aquisitions

Investors and sellers alike can depend on our support and advice throughout the entire M&A cycle. From negotiations, due diligence, legal opinions and representation, through to structuring of the deal and drafting of appropriate instruments, we’ll be there until you peak at the successful merger, sale or acquisition of your business.

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novolegal’s advocates have been involved in a number of local and international mergers and acquisitions, assisting in negotiations, corporate re/structuring, drafting of agreements and the preparation of legal due diligence and legal opinions, representing buyers and sellers, in connection with various types of acquisition transactions.

novolegal’s practice areas within its M&A arm include:

  • Mergers by acquisition;
  • Mergers by formation of a new company
  • Division of companies
  • Cross border transactions

How can novolegal assist?

In addition to our advocates’ specialised M&A drafting skills, novolegal’s advocates from other practice areas liaise closely in M&A transactions, advising clients on related issues including employment, tax and other regulatory matters. novolegal’s collective experience in corporate law and governance, securities regulation and capital markets, makes novolegal well placed to see clients through to the successful completion of any transaction, meeting the particular needs of each client, be it a corporate buyer, whether small or multinational, or a private investor, and irrespective of the industry. Particularly, novolegal can assist in the following areas:

  • Legal due diligence reports;
  • Capital Markets;
  • Debt and equity offerings;
  • Share purchase agreements;
  • Pledging of shares;
  • Memoranda of understanding;
  • Protection of minority interests;
  • Joint-venture agreements;
  • Share option agreements;
  • Shareholders’ agreements;
  • Corporate governance practices and procedures.
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