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Mark Linington

Executive: Tax | Johannesburg

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T: +27 11 669 9246

Overview

Mark specializes in the intricate world of tax structuring for mergers and acquisitions. Clients value his extensive experience and technical acumen, ranking him as a leader in his field, and he is trusted by leading businesses and private equity funds.

Mark’s focus extends to private equity fund formation and portfolio movements, business restructurings, acquisitions, disposals, and Broad-Based Black Economic structuring.

With over 30 years of experience, he consistently delivers solutions, contributing significantly to the success of large and intricate transactions.

Professional Membership

  • South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

Experience

Mark has advised:

  • Infinite Partners, Leapfrog, Medu Capital, Metier, Nedbank Private Equity, Old Mutual Private Equity and RMB Corvest in respect of acquisitions and disposals.
  • Bud Group, an unlisted group of companies spun out of Investec, on several stages of restructuring, refinancing, acquisitions and disposals.
  • Old Mutual Life Assurance Company on restructuring of the IDEAS platform, South Africa’s largest infrastructure equity fund.
  • Restructuring of the ownership structures of Ampath Laboratories.
  • Distressed debt structuring and recapitalisation, including for Ascendis Health and Mpact Polymers.

Awards

  • Chambers Global ranked Mark in Band 1 for his work in Tax: Consultants (South Africa) in 2024.

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Qualifications

  • B Compt, University of South Africa
  • H Dip Acc and H Dip Tax, University of Durban Westville

Overview

Mark specializes in the intricate world of tax structuring for mergers and acquisitions. Clients value his extensive experience and technical acumen, ranking him as a leader in his field, and he is trusted by leading businesses and private equity funds.

Mark’s focus extends to private equity fund formation and portfolio movements, business restructurings, acquisitions, disposals, and Broad-Based Black Economic structuring.

With over 30 years of experience, he consistently delivers solutions, contributing significantly to the success of large and intricate transactions.

Professional Membership

  • South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

Experience

Mark has advised:

  • Infinite Partners, Leapfrog, Medu Capital, Metier, Nedbank Private Equity, Old Mutual Private Equity and RMB Corvest in respect of acquisitions and disposals.
  • Bud Group, an unlisted group of companies spun out of Investec, on several stages of restructuring, refinancing, acquisitions and disposals.
  • Old Mutual Life Assurance Company on restructuring of the IDEAS platform, South Africa’s largest infrastructure equity fund.
  • Restructuring of the ownership structures of Ampath Laboratories.
  • Distressed debt structuring and recapitalisation, including for Ascendis Health and Mpact Polymers.

Awards

  • Chambers Global ranked Mark in Band 1 for his work in Tax: Consultants (South Africa) in 2024.

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