10/08/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/08/2019 12:47
The Baker McKenzie M&A team was led by partners Morne van der Merwe, Marc Yudaken (both of Johannesburg) and Greg McNab (Toronto) with assistance from associates Tanya Seitz and Bryce Bartlett (both of Johannesburg) and Braden Schnarr (Toronto). The Baker McKenzie finance team was led by partners Wildu du Plessis (Johannesburg), Haden Henderson and Nick O'Grady (both of London) with assistance from associates Samantha Greer, Nick Cusack, AJ Brown, Conor Lovie, Sonali Maulik (all of London) and Chantel Van Zyl (Johannesburg). The Baker McKenzie tax team was led by partners Stephan Spamer (Johannesburg) and Peter Clark (Toronto) with assistance from senior executive, Arnaaz Camay (Johannesburg). The Baker McKenzie antitrust team was led by Nancy Hamzo (Toronto).
Morne van der Merwe, transaction team leader and Managing Partner in Johannesburg said: 'This is an exciting transaction for Implats as it allows them to strengthen their competitive position in the market and diversify across jurisdictions. It is also a very rewarding transaction for the Baker McKenzie team and we were thrilled to be able to utilise our ability to work fluently across numerous practices and multiple global jurisdictions as one cohesive team, to deliver expert legal advice to Implats.'
Commenting on the financing aspects of the transaction, Haden Henderson, Partner at Baker McKenzie in London, added: 'It has been a great opportunity for us to work on this high profile transaction with Implats and its financial advisors. This transaction demonstrates the strength of the Baker McKenzie network and the seamless integration of our newly expanded leveraged finance offering in London.'
Greg McNab, Head of Baker McKenzie's Canadian Mining Group, added: 'We look forward to working with Implats to reach closing on this transaction which will assist Implats in achieving its strategic objectives. Working with Implats, Macquarie and NAP, we were able to find creative solutions to several complex issues. Having strong teams in South Africa, London and Canada who are already closely integrated makes it easier to coordinate and execute advice for Implats.'