DLA Piper offers M&A academies on a global scale. This training event is held around the world and aimed at equipping junior and mid-level professionals who work in: M&A transactional teams; Corporate finance; In-house Counsel and Strategy departments of corporates.

The presenters are corporate experts from multiple offices showcasing our global expertise. This academy is designed to provide you with an overview of the key stages of the M&A process, the content of the documentation and the interaction between the lawyer, the financial adviser and other role players in a transaction.

“It's learning you will use in your everyday work and there is no knowledge more valuable than that.”

Delivered over eight 60 minute sessions, our Africa M&A Academy is designed to:

  • Provide an overview of the key stages of the M&A process;
  • Explain the content of transactional documentation;
  • Demonstrate the interaction between the lawyer, the financial adviser and the other main players in a transaction; and
  • Explore any topical trends and issues in the market.

Our M&A team has advised on more transactions globally than any other law firm in the past 13 years (Mergermarket, 2010-2022). We combine this insight with an interactive approach to bring our learnings to life.

“Great presentation and liked that it covered Africa.”

If you would like any additional information, please contact us or register to attend.

Registration for our Virtual African M&A Academy and access to the Africa M&A Intelligence report is closed to other law firms.


29 May - 1 June 2023
9:30 – 11:30 AM GMT
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM BST
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM SAST
12:30 – 2:30 PM EAT

Much of the content is broadly standalone, so it is not imperative to attend every session. However, the sessions are intended to follow a logical order through the M&A process. Please select the sessions you would like to attend when you RSVP.

Day 1: 29 May 2023

Session 1 - 9:30am GMT
Welcome and introduction
Key legal documents
Session 2 - 10:30am GMT
M&A Process and Auction Trends

Day 2: 30 May 2023

Session 3 - 9:30am GMT
Asset sales and share sales
Session 4 - 10:15am GMT
Minority v majority

Day 3: 31 May 2023

Session 5 - 9:30am GMT
Purchase price mechanisms
Session 6 - 10:15am GMT
Distressed M&A and Insurance update

Day 4: 1 June 2023

Session 7 - 9:30am GMT
Joint ventures and shareholder agreements
Session 8 - 10:30am GMT
Closing and M&A Trends

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