Adele De Jager

Adele De Jager

Executive - Tax
Johannesburg, South Africa
T: +27 11 669 9310
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Adele de Jager is an executive in the Corporate department and a member of the Johannesburg office Tax practice.

Adele specialises in general corporate tax, M&A and mining-related tax.  She is a Chartered Accountant (SA) with tax experience in excess of 20 years.  She has a specific interest in the mining sector and have advised, amongst others, African Rainbow Minerals, South32, Harmony, Royal Bafokeng Resources, Northam Platinum Limited, United Manganese of Kalahari, Anglo American Operations and Goldfields. She specialises in corporate tax, due diligence reviewed, royalty tax, diesel rebates and disputes as well as the development of renewable energy projects. She has extensive knowledge on alternative financing transactions within the mining sector and advises on the tax and exchange control aspects of these on a regular basis.

In the corporate and financial sectors, she has advised Tsebo Solutions Group, Carlyle, Atlas Copco, Weir Minerals, Amecor and African Rainbow Capital, amongst others.

Adéle also advises on the tax implications of Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment transactions, which includes the use of vendor financing transactions.

Adele has a BCom Accounting Honours and a M Com Taxation degree from the University of Pretoria.  She is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and is a registered tax practitioner.

Specialist Services

Relevant Experience

  • Advised Tsebo Solutions Group in relation to the acquisition of Tsebo by Wendel and CIPEF, which entailed vendor due diligence assistance, deal structuring, post deal implementation and management incentive schemes, amongst others.
  • Assisted Carlyle with buy-side due diligence assistance and tax structuring advice in relation to the acquisition of Tiger Wheel and Tyre in 2015.
  • Assisted Carlyle with buy-side due diligence assistance and tax structuring advice in relation to the acquisition of Amrod in 2016 and Wizard in 2017.
  • Advised Atlas Copco in relation to their Group restructuring.
  • Provided United Manganese of Kalahari (“UMK”) with royalty tax assistance, which included inter alia assistance with the declaratory application to SARS.
  • Advised a confidential client in relation to various matters relating to the restructure of businesses which included restructuring of unit trusts, private equity assets, calculation of funds flow, etc.
  • Provided vendor tax assistance to Anglo American Operations in relation to the anticipated disposal of its coal mines.
  • Advised Anglo American Operations with regards to obtaining access to rehabilitation trust funds to conduct rehabilitation.
  • Advised African Rainbow Capital on various matters relating to restructure transactions.
  • Advised Harmony Gold in relation to the acquisition of assets from Anglo Gold Ashanti;
  • Provided buy-side assistance to Carlyle with the acquisition of the Amecor Group from Stellar Capital;
  • Advised African Rainbow Minerals with the acquisition of the Bokoni Mine from Anglo American and Atlatsa Resources Corporation;
  • Provided sell-side assistance to South32 with the disposal of its coal assets to Seriti Power;
  • Assisted Northam Platinum Limited with the winding up of its Zambezi Platinum Black Economic Empowerment transaction;
  • Assisted Weir Minerals with the implementation of a black economic empowerment transaction; and
  • Advised Orion Resources on a number of alternative financing transactions in the mining sector in South Africa.

Publications & Insights