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Webber Wentzel


Webber Wentzel provides specialised legal and tax services to the private equity industry in Africa.

Our private equity team consists of over 30 lawyers and tax advisers with expertise in fund formation, acquisitions and disposals (including bolt-on acquisitions) and management, shareholder and BEE arrangements. They advise on all aspects of private equity fund formation and transactional matters.

We have been consistently involved in the highest profile transactions in South Africa and have extensive experience in the rest of Africa. Our experienced platform is enhanced by our collaborative alliance with Linklaters, and our network of best friend law firms across the African continent.

We have been described by the market as a traditional leader in private equity with deep expertise in fund formation, tax and listings. We are consistently ranked in the top bands of a number of international legal directories, including Chambers Global and Legal 500.