In corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are transactions in which the ownership of companies, other business organizations, or their operating units are transferred or consolidated with other entities. As an aspect of strategic management, M&A can allow enterprises to grow or downsize, and change the nature of their business or competitive position.
Technically, a merger is a legal consolidation of two entities into one, whereas an acquisition occurs when one entity takes ownership of another entity’s share capital, equity interests or assets. From a commercial and economic point of view, both types of transactions generally result in the consolidation of assets and liabilities under one entity, and the distinction between a “merger” and an “acquisition” is less clear. A transaction legally structured as an acquisition may have the effect of placing one party’s business under the indirect ownership of the other party’s shareholders, while a transaction legally structured as a merger may give each party’s shareholders partial ownership and control of the combined enterprise.
Undertaking all activities related to company (limited and public) and representative office establishment, and assisting entities to obtain and renew all investment, business, tax, capital importation and industry specific licences and approvals
Registering foreign contractors with concession projects
Advising on government licensing regulations and requirements
Advising on business plans as part of the company registration process
Advising on regulatory matters, and financing, liability and exit considerations
Preparing corporate governance documents including Share Certificates and Shareholder Register Books, Director Register Books and complex Articles of Association