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Private Equity In South Africa – Changes For Growth?
Investors globally are constantly searching for growth investments and in South Africa, changing political conditions have sparked a renewed optimism in this area.
South Africa
31 May 2018
Regulators Join Forces To Ensure B-BBEE Compliance
On 15 December 2017, the South African Department of Trade and Industry (the "DTI") published a memorandum of understanding entered into between the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission...
South Africa
2 Feb 2018
South African Merger Filing Fees And Intermediate Merger Thresholds To Increase From 1 October
On 15 September 2017, the South African Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, published Government Notices no. 1003 and 1005, which announced increases to the intermediate merger thresholds...
South Africa
27 Sep 2017
Long-Awaited B-BBEE Thresholds Published
In terms of the Regulations, all parties to a "major B-BBEE transaction" are required to register the transaction with the B-BBEE Commission.
South Africa
18 Nov 2016
Chinese-African Cooperation: The Devil Is In The Detail
African companies are often very stringent when it comes to legal compliance (particularly in respect of joint ventures).
South Africa
11 May 2016
Bitter Pill For Hospital Groups As Tribunal Imposes Record Fine For Missed Merger Filing
The Competition Tribunal has imposed a record penalty of R10-million for failure to notify the competition authorities of a merger.
South Africa
27 Apr 2016
The Commission's View On Public Interest
In the guidelines, the Commission outlined a broad 5-step analysis which it will undertake in respect of all proposed transactions with a public interest dimension.
South Africa
10 Jun 2015
Good News For Businesses In Africa: Comesa Merger Regime Monetary Thresholds Established And Filing Fees Lowered
Prior to the Amendment the monetary thresholds for merger notifications for transactions in the Common Market are set at zero.
South Africa
11 May 2015
Amendments To The Practitioner Updates In Respect Of The Application Of Merger Provisions Of The Competition Act To Risk Mitigation Financial Transactions And Asset Securitisation Schemes
Practitioner Updates provide guidance on the Commission’s likely approach to policy matters, but are not binding on it or other competition authorities.
South Africa
15 Apr 2015
Welcome Boost For Smaller Private Equity Investments
The Venture Capital Company tax regime is regulated by section 12J of the Income Tax Act, 58 of 1962 which was first introduced 2009 in order to encourage investments into privately owned businesses.
South Africa
11 Mar 2015
COMESA Competition Commission Clarifies Approaches – Merger Assessment Guidelines Published
The much anticipated COMESA Merger Assessment Guidelines were published by the COMESA Competition Commission on 31 October 2014.
South Africa
10 Feb 2015
Competition Commission Publishes Draft Public Interest Guidelines For Public Comment
On Friday 23 January 2015, the Competition Commission published its Draft Guidelines on the Assessment of Public Interest Provisions in Merger Regulation under the Competition Act.
South Africa
6 Feb 2015
Small Or Large Merger? A Question Of Control
There is a tension between the interests of the Competition Commission and commercial entities involved in merger transactions.
South Africa
17 Sep 2014
Have The Competition Authorities Correctly Applied The Public Interest Test In The Competition Act?
Under South African competition law, public interest factors can be used to permit an anti-competitive merger, or to prohibit a pro-competitive merger.
South Africa
14 Feb 2014
Fastest Competition Approval – Competition Tribunal Approves A Merger On Public Interest Grounds
The Competition Tribunal has recently heard and approved an acquisition by Stefanutti Stocks Proprietary Limited of all the assets which comprise the business carried out by Energotec, a division of First Strut Limited t/a the First Tech Group.
South Africa
30 Aug 2013
Intellectual Property In Mergers And Acquisitions: Nestlé And Pfizer
Intellectual property rights are becoming a central issue in many mergers and acquisitions, driven by the increased importance that intangible assets play in many modern businesses.
South Africa
15 Aug 2013
The Merger Control Review - South Africa (Third Edition)
South African merger control has developed in leaps and bounds in sophistication, and international trends and norms are very closely ascribed to by the South African competition regulators.
South Africa
14 Dec 2012
Supplier Development Fund Condition Finalised
Judge Dennis Davis, President of the Competition Appeal Court (the "CAC"), today handed down judgment detailing the final condition applicable to the Massmart Holdings Limited ("Massmart") and Walmart Stores Inc. ("Walmart") merger (namely the condition relating to the establishment of a supplier development programme).
South Africa
11 Oct 2012
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