John specialises in Mergers and Acquisitions and advises on all aspects relating to Mergers and Acquisitions in the private and listed space. John has acted for and advised various companies in the financial, hospitality and gaming, and the mining industry in relation to acquisition and disposal transactions, including restructures and giving corporate and commercial advice on such transactions.


Engagements

  • The disposal by a listed company of its wholly owned subsidiary which manufactures and supplies electrolytic manganese dioxide

  • The restructure of a listed mining company and the disposal by it of its non-core assets, comprising of its coal mining and prospecting rights

  • The drafting of a non-renounceable rights offer circular for a private company with interests in the gaming industry

  • An offer by a listed hospitality company to acquire the entire issued share capital of a listed company involved in the gaming industry

  • A due diligence investigation on an asset for share transaction between two listed companies in the hospitality and leisure industry, in terms of which the one disposed of various hotel properties to the other in return for additional shares and a cash consideration

  • Assisted in a due diligence investigation on behalf of a listed retail company desirous to acquire, pursuant to an invitation to bid, another retail company in financial distress


Education

  • LLB, University of South Africa (2011)

  • Admitted as an attorney of the High Court in 2015

  • LLM (Corporate Law), University of South Africa (2017)


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