Tag: Baker & Mckenzie
Mergers and acquisitions have decreased across Africa in the first half of 2020, in both volume and value, with some exceptions in Nigeria. Going forward, dark clouds remain over the M&A market in Africa in the short-term, with a possible silver lining for medium-term recovery. Wildu du Plessis, Partner at Baker McKenzie joins CNBC Africa for more.
In the era of COVID-19, it is business unusual? Covid-19 has resulted in mass production shutdowns and supply chain disruptions. It is also having implications for private equity. Joining CNBC Africa to give insight are Kieran Whyte, Partner, Head of the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Practice at Baker McKenzie and Graham Stokoe, Africa Private Capital Leader at EY Africa.
With the coronavirus outbreak sending shudders around the world, the workplace is also a place that has concerns about the outbreak. Employers have begun implementing strategies to protect their workforce, taking into account their obligation to provide a safe working environment for all employees. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss what roles employers have to play is Johan Botes, Partner and Head of the Employment Practice at Baker McKenzie.
China and United States are battling for influence in African infrastructure lending. This is according to a new research by Baker McKenzie. This report shows that development finance lending from state-backed institutions is the most important component of infrastructure funding in the sub-Saharan. Most interesting from this research titled 'A Changing World: New trends in emerging market infrastructure', is that African economies will come out the big winner in all this. Jen Stolp, Head of Project Finance at Baker McKenzie joins CNBC Africa for more.
Mergers and acquisitions activity falls in Africa in the first half of 2018 but intraregional trade is up.