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Charissa Beyers

Senior Associate | Johannesburg

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Overview

Charissa Beyers is a senior associate in our Corporate Department of our Johannesburg Office and a member of the M&A Practice.

Charissa is specialising in general corporate and commercial law, regulated and negotiated mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, equity capital markets, corporate governance and empowerment transactions. She has gained experience in, inter alia, a wide range of corporate and securities transactions, including public takeovers, schemes of arrangement and delistings, private acquisitions and disposals and continuous JSE obligations.

Experience

  • Heineken International B.V. in respect of its proposed acquisition of South African wine and spirits maker Distell Group Holdings Limited (Distell), valued at c.ZAR 40 billion, in terms of a scheme arrangement. Heineken’s acquisition of Distell was shortlisted for the Brunswick Deal of the Year 2021.
  • MTN Zakhele Futhi (RF) Limited, on the successful listing of its ordinary shares on the empowerment segment of the main board of the JSE.
  • Phuthuma Nathi Investments (RF) Limited and Phuthuma Nathi Investments 2 (RF) Limited (PN2) in respect of their merger by way of scheme of arrangement, and the subsequent delisting of PN2 from the Equities Express Securities Exchange.
  • Assore Limited in respect of its group and B-BBEE shareholding restructure, valued at c.ZAR 45 billion.
  • Assore Limited in respect of its ‘take-private’ offer to the minority (‘free-float’) shareholders and subsequent delisting from the JSE, by way of scheme of arrangement, valued at c.ZAR 7.7 billion.
  • Omnia Holdings Limited in respect of its ZAR 2 billion underwritten, renounceable rights offer.
  • Liberty Holdings Limited in respect of the ‘buy-out’ private offer by Standard Bank Group Limited to the minority shareholders and the subsequent delisting from the JSE, by way of scheme of arrangement, valued at c.ZAR 1.72 billion.
  • Capitalworks Private Equity Advisory Proprietary Limited in respect of the restructuring of its direct and indirect shareholding in JSE-listed RFG Holdings Limited, valued at c.ZAR 1.25 billion.
  • Accelerate Property Fund Limited on various aspects of its acquisition of a 50% undividedshare in Fourways Mall, valued at c.ZAR 900 million.
  • Media24 Holdings Proprietary Limited (Media24)/Welkom Yizani Investments (RF) Limited (Welkom) in respect of ongoing corporate advice and Media24’s offer to acquire all shares held by Welkom shareholders and Welkom’s subsequent delisting from the Equities Express Securities Exchange, by way of scheme of arrangement, valued at c.ZAR 230 million.
  • Hulisani Limited in respect of its ‘take-private’ offer by Reatile Solar Power 2 Proprietary Limited to the eligible shareholders and subsequent delisting from the JSE, by way of scheme of arrangement, valued at c.ZAR 215 million.
  • Bauba Resources Limited in respect of the ‘take-private’ offer by Raubex Proprietary Limited to the eligible shareholders and subsequent delisting from the JSE, by way of general offer, valued at c.ZAR 120 million.
  • Bauba Resources Limited in respect of the mandatory offer to its eligible shareholders by Raubex Proprietary Limited (acting in concert with Pelagic Resources PTE LTD), valued at c.ZAR 84 million.
  • Kerzner International Limited, One & Only Cape Town FZE (UAE) (OOCT FZE) and One & Only Cape Town Holdings (RF) Proprietary Limited in respect of the ‘buy-out’ private offer by OOCT FZE to the minority shareholders, by way of scheme of arrangement, valued at c.USD 2 million.
  • ELB Group Limited in respect of its ‘take-private’ offer to the minority (‘free-float’) shareholders and subsequent delisting from the JSE, by way of scheme of arrangement, valued at c.ZAR 25 million.
  • Liberty Holdings Limited in respect of the ‘buy-out’ private offer by Standard Bank Group Limited to the preference shareholders and the subsequent delisting of the Liberty preference shares from the JSE, by way of scheme of arrangement, valued at c.ZAR 22.5 million.
  • Afristrat Investment Holdings Limited in respect of the related party acquisition of MHMK Financial Services Limited, share consolidation and implementation of employee share scheme valued at c.ZAR 17 million.

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Qualifications

  • LLB (summa cum laude) from the University of KwaZulu Natal.
  • Certificate (with distinction) in Advanced Corporate and Securities Law from the University of South Africa.

Overview

Charissa Beyers is a senior associate in our Corporate Department of our Johannesburg Office and a member of the M&A Practice.

Charissa is specialising in general corporate and commercial law, regulated and negotiated mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, equity capital markets, corporate governance and empowerment transactions. She has gained experience in, inter alia, a wide range of corporate and securities transactions, including public takeovers, schemes of arrangement and delistings, private acquisitions and disposals and continuous JSE obligations.

Experience

  • Heineken International B.V. in respect of its proposed acquisition of South African wine and spirits maker Distell Group Holdings Limited (Distell), valued at c.ZAR 40 billion, in terms of a scheme arrangement. Heineken’s acquisition of Distell was shortlisted for the Brunswick Deal of the Year 2021.
  • MTN Zakhele Futhi (RF) Limited, on the successful listing of its ordinary shares on the empowerment segment of the main board of the JSE.
  • Phuthuma Nathi Investments (RF) Limited and Phuthuma Nathi Investments 2 (RF) Limited (PN2) in respect of their merger by way of scheme of arrangement, and the subsequent delisting of PN2 from the Equities Express Securities Exchange.
  • Assore Limited in respect of its group and B-BBEE shareholding restructure, valued at c.ZAR 45 billion.
  • Assore Limited in respect of its ‘take-private’ offer to the minority (‘free-float’) shareholders and subsequent delisting from the JSE, by way of scheme of arrangement, valued at c.ZAR 7.7 billion.
  • Omnia Holdings Limited in respect of its ZAR 2 billion underwritten, renounceable rights offer.
  • Liberty Holdings Limited in respect of the ‘buy-out’ private offer by Standard Bank Group Limited to the minority shareholders and the subsequent delisting from the JSE, by way of scheme of arrangement, valued at c.ZAR 1.72 billion.
  • Capitalworks Private Equity Advisory Proprietary Limited in respect of the restructuring of its direct and indirect shareholding in JSE-listed RFG Holdings Limited, valued at c.ZAR 1.25 billion.
  • Accelerate Property Fund Limited on various aspects of its acquisition of a 50% undividedshare in Fourways Mall, valued at c.ZAR 900 million.
  • Media24 Holdings Proprietary Limited (Media24)/Welkom Yizani Investments (RF) Limited (Welkom) in respect of ongoing corporate advice and Media24’s offer to acquire all shares held by Welkom shareholders and Welkom’s subsequent delisting from the Equities Express Securities Exchange, by way of scheme of arrangement, valued at c.ZAR 230 million.
  • Hulisani Limited in respect of its ‘take-private’ offer by Reatile Solar Power 2 Proprietary Limited to the eligible shareholders and subsequent delisting from the JSE, by way of scheme of arrangement, valued at c.ZAR 215 million.
  • Bauba Resources Limited in respect of the ‘take-private’ offer by Raubex Proprietary Limited to the eligible shareholders and subsequent delisting from the JSE, by way of general offer, valued at c.ZAR 120 million.
  • Bauba Resources Limited in respect of the mandatory offer to its eligible shareholders by Raubex Proprietary Limited (acting in concert with Pelagic Resources PTE LTD), valued at c.ZAR 84 million.
  • Kerzner International Limited, One & Only Cape Town FZE (UAE) (OOCT FZE) and One & Only Cape Town Holdings (RF) Proprietary Limited in respect of the ‘buy-out’ private offer by OOCT FZE to the minority shareholders, by way of scheme of arrangement, valued at c.USD 2 million.
  • ELB Group Limited in respect of its ‘take-private’ offer to the minority (‘free-float’) shareholders and subsequent delisting from the JSE, by way of scheme of arrangement, valued at c.ZAR 25 million.
  • Liberty Holdings Limited in respect of the ‘buy-out’ private offer by Standard Bank Group Limited to the preference shareholders and the subsequent delisting of the Liberty preference shares from the JSE, by way of scheme of arrangement, valued at c.ZAR 22.5 million.
  • Afristrat Investment Holdings Limited in respect of the related party acquisition of MHMK Financial Services Limited, share consolidation and implementation of employee share scheme valued at c.ZAR 17 million.

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