Along with globalization, mergers and acquisitions have become not only a method of external corporate growth, but also a strategic choice for companies to further strengthen their core competencies. At our firm, we provide support from the inception stage of a transaction through to the structuring, execution and completion stages.
It should be appreciated at the outset that mergers and acquisitions are affected by a number of influences that are very much specific to the individual country where they take place. Typical regional factors we advise our clients on, with a direct impact on mergers and acquisitions include: the intricacies of Nigerian Law; Company Law; Employment Law; Community Law; Regulations and Regulatory Policies; Professional Codes of Practice and Standards; Customary Laws and Practices; Protectionism.
Several financing options are also associated with takeover activities that are generally specific to the acquisitions. The main difference between a merger and an acquisition lies in the way the combination of the two companies is brought about. This is where our firm comes in; we give legal and adequate advice to companies exploring the options of mergers or acquisitions.