Viyola is an Associate in the Corporate Department of our Johannesburg office and a member of our Mergers and Acquisition Practice.
She has experience in advising local and foreign clients on a range of domestic and cross-border corporate transactions, and has expertise in general corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions.
Viyola has an LLB degree (cum laude) from the University of Pretoria.
Some of the deals that Viyola has been involved in include deals in which Bowmans advised:
- Sommet Education in respect of a transaction in terms of which it subscribed for shares in Invictus Education Group Proprietary Limited (IEG) that resulted in it holding 60% of the issued share capital of IEG.
- AfriSam Group Companies in relation to its debt-to-equity swap deal that reduced the Group’s debt by ZAR 6.5 billion, from ZAR 8.6 billion to a “sustainable debt level” of ZAR 2.1 billion.
- Linde Plc in the take-private of its JSE and Namibian Stock Exchange-listed subsidiary, African Oxygen Limited, by way of a scheme of arrangement.
- A multinational food and beverages company in relation to its restructuring to the value of ZAR 4.5 billion.