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Janine Howard

Partner | Johannesburg

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Overview

Janine has extensive experience in private M& with a particular focus on complex private equity transactions. Janine has significant experience in cross-border transactions and has worked across a variety of sectors, including financial services, logistics, food and agriculture, technology, mining and renewable resources. Janine also regularly acts as counsel for underwriters in W&I insurance transaction and has developed this offering both in the South African marker and across the broader African continent.

Janine specialises in private mergers and acquisitions with an emphasis on private equity investment. Janine has lead and closed transactions across various jurisdictions and is an expert at managing the sensitivities of cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Whilst generally sector agnostic in terms of the transactions she acts on, Janine has successfully executed private M&A deals across a variety of sectors, including financial services, logistics, food and agriculture, technology, mining and renewable resources. Janine also regularly acts as counsel for underwriters in W&I insurance transaction and has developed this offering both in the South African market and across the broader African continent.

Experience

  • Advised Sango Capital Partners on the acquisition of Neopak Holdings from the Ethos Fund VI.
  • Advised Mahlako Gas Energy on its acquisition of a minority stake in Tetra4, holder of South Africa’s first onshore petroleum production licence.*
  • Advised Bidvest Group Limited on its acquisition of the Noonan management group which is headquartered in Ireland. *
  • Advised Coca-Cola Beverages Africa on its acquisition of Castel Malawi’s Southern Bottlers. *
  • Advised First Carlyle Growth V on its acquisition of Amalgamated Electronic Corporation Limited. *
  • Advised Foodcorp Proprietary Limited, a subsidiary of RCL Foods Limited on its acquisition of the Sunshine Bakery group, one of South Africa’s largest independent baking businesses, from AFGRI Group Holdings and the founders. *
  • Advised Pan African Resources PLC in the sale if its Uitkomst colliery to Coal of Africa Limited. *
  • Advised RCL Foods Limited on the unwinding of their Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) structure. *
  • Advised the sellers of the Mastrantonio catering business to Bidvest Catering Services Proprietary Limited. *

* Experience prior to joining Bowmans 

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Qualifications

  • LLM in Private Law, Mineral Law – University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • LLB from University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • BA Law from University of Cape Town, South Africa
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Overview

Janine has extensive experience in private M& with a particular focus on complex private equity transactions. Janine has significant experience in cross-border transactions and has worked across a variety of sectors, including financial services, logistics, food and agriculture, technology, mining and renewable resources. Janine also regularly acts as counsel for underwriters in W&I insurance transaction and has developed this offering both in the South African marker and across the broader African continent.

Janine specialises in private mergers and acquisitions with an emphasis on private equity investment. Janine has lead and closed transactions across various jurisdictions and is an expert at managing the sensitivities of cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Whilst generally sector agnostic in terms of the transactions she acts on, Janine has successfully executed private M&A deals across a variety of sectors, including financial services, logistics, food and agriculture, technology, mining and renewable resources. Janine also regularly acts as counsel for underwriters in W&I insurance transaction and has developed this offering both in the South African market and across the broader African continent.

Experience

  • Advised Sango Capital Partners on the acquisition of Neopak Holdings from the Ethos Fund VI.
  • Advised Mahlako Gas Energy on its acquisition of a minority stake in Tetra4, holder of South Africa’s first onshore petroleum production licence.*
  • Advised Bidvest Group Limited on its acquisition of the Noonan management group which is headquartered in Ireland. *
  • Advised Coca-Cola Beverages Africa on its acquisition of Castel Malawi’s Southern Bottlers. *
  • Advised First Carlyle Growth V on its acquisition of Amalgamated Electronic Corporation Limited. *
  • Advised Foodcorp Proprietary Limited, a subsidiary of RCL Foods Limited on its acquisition of the Sunshine Bakery group, one of South Africa’s largest independent baking businesses, from AFGRI Group Holdings and the founders. *
  • Advised Pan African Resources PLC in the sale if its Uitkomst colliery to Coal of Africa Limited. *
  • Advised RCL Foods Limited on the unwinding of their Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) structure. *
  • Advised the sellers of the Mastrantonio catering business to Bidvest Catering Services Proprietary Limited. *

* Experience prior to joining Bowmans 

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