Business Roundtable - African companies and Covid-19: facing legal challenges

Closing deals during the Covid-19 period: what can we foresee in the pipeline?

Thu 28 May
14:00 - 15:15 UTC
In partnership with ASAFO & CO

With figures down 40 percent by value in the first quarter of 2020, global M&A is expected to have a very difficult year, with the Covid-19 pandemic causing both legal blockages and strong economic uncertainties. But the current period can also be a source of business opportunity for companies with deep pockets.

Acquisition of a troubled competitor, diversification in new promising sectors, accelerated digital transformation, defensive merger : the reasons for pursuing M&A opportunities are there. But how and when? 

Key points

  • Pricing a target in an uncertain period
  • How to initiate, conduct and complete an acquisition and with what funding?
  • Sectors and geographies: where to invest  and what did the Covid change?

This webinar is part of a series of 6 webinars dedicated solely to business leaders operating in Africa and organized by the AFRICA CEO FORUM in partnership with the international law firm Asafo & Co.

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Who should attend?

This webinar is primarily intended for CEOs, members of executive committees, legal directors and financial directors of large African companies. (more than 30 million euros in turnover).


ASAFO & CO. is an innovative law firm launched to dedicate its resources to Africa. Our multilingual and multi-jurisdictional teams have been advising for many years on a broad range of Africa-related transactions and dispute resolution issues for our clients around the world, which include prominent corporations, private investors, governments and public bodies, parastatals, banks, development finance institutions and investment funds alike. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality advice in the core sectors for Africa’s economic and industrial development. 


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