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Mergers and Acquisitions

Our Team has handled some of the most innovative and sophisticated Mergers and Acquisitions transactions in the region.
One of the Partners, Bernard Musyoka has been ranked by the International Law Review (IFLR) as “Highly Regarded” Lawyer in Kenya in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 with respect to, among others, Mergers and Acquisitions.

Representative matters handled by our team include:

✎ Acting for Qwetu Media Services Limited, the proprietors of Qwetu Radio, in a subscription transaction by Trace Global, a leading international communications company in the world.

✎ Acting for E3 Energy DMCC, a leading MiddleEast energy trading company, in an acquisition transaction of a petroleum trading company in East Africa.

✎ Advising a buyer in connection with the sell of assets of Midland Energy Limited, the proprietors of the Midgas brand in East Africa.

✎ Advising a leading Cable Infrastructure Company in Africa in a Joint Venture with a leading telecommunications company in connection with the provision of bandwidth connectivity in one of the countries in East Africa.

✎ Advising a company in the coastal region of Kenyan in the proposed acquisition of 100% stake in a company in the business of manufacturing edible oil.

✎ Advising Enviroserv Kenya Limited in the acquisition of a majority stake in the company by Enviroserv Waste Management Limited, a large company with operations in several countries in Africa and Middle East involved in the business of providing hazardous waste management solutions.

✎ Acting for Polytanks & Containers Kenya Limited in acquisition of a manufacturing enterprise dealing in the business of importing, designing, manufacturing, producing, developing, installing, maintaining, repairing, exporting and dealing in all kinds of tanks, goods, articles and products, including in particular tanks, goods, articles and products made from plastic using roto moulding technology.

✎ Acting for Bandwidth and Cloud Services Group, a wholesale provider of internet and point to point services to telecommunication operators and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) operating in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda with over 35 million end user in a proposed equity transaction.

✎ Acting for Bandwidth and Cloud Services Limited, a Kenyan company licensed by the Communications Authority of Kenya in its sale of 267kilometres of fibre optic cable to Safaricom Limited.

✎ Advising Overseas Renewable Energy Development Corporation (OREDC) in an acquisition of a geothermal power generation company.

✎ Advising Orana A/S, a Danish multinational specialising in fruit processing and packaging on entering various agreements with third party producers in Kenya generally and in its intended acquisition of a Kenyan company operating within the export processing zone (EPZ).

✎ Advising a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) company in its intended acquisition of two established hotels situated in the Kenyan tourism hub of Mombasa, a transaction that involves a share purchase and an asset purchase respectively of the two proprietor companies.

✎ Advising the existing shareholders of a midtier Kenyan bank in the intended disposal of 65% stake in the bank to a group of international Private Equity Funds.

✎ Advising the shareholders of a Ugandan midtier bank in the proposed joint acquisition of 86.001% stake in the bank by a Kenyan listed company and a stateowned overseas developmental finance institution based in the United Kingdom.

✎ Advising an integrated media agency with several affiliate companies in its proposed merger and acquisition of 30% stake in two digital marketing agencies in consideration of allotment of its shares to both marketing agencies in a share swap transaction.

✎ Advising Yehu Microfinance Trust and Yehu Microfinance Services Limited in an internal reorganization and restructuring which involved the transfer of the microfinance business and assets from the trust to the companies in a share swap transaction.

For more information on MWC’s expertise on Mergers & Acquisitions, please contact Bernard Musyoka at bmusyoka@mwc.legal.