Private Equity - Africa Legal Network

Increasing numbers of private equity funds have diversified their portfolios to include investment in Africa.

Private equity offers an alternative for companies looking for affordable capital and strategic investors.  ALN member firms offer end to end advice to regional and sector focused funds, strategic acquirers and target companies on all aspects of acquisition, disposal, investment and divestment.

Our lawyers have experience in advising investors in technology, manufacturing, agro-processing, services, construction, retail, power, infrastructure and financial service sectors on start ups and early stage investments, buy-outs, due diligence, recapitalisations, debt restructuring and exits through IPOs or trade acquisitions.

ALN member firms have helped clients:

  • Establish funds
  • Purchase minority and majority stakes in target companies
  • Manage portfolio diversification and exit strategies
  • Develop tax efficient structures
  • Negotiate and draft consortium agreements, shareholder agreements, management agreements, investment agreements
  • Secure debt financing

For more information on our services and a list of representative private equity transactions relevant to your needs, please contact