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Peter Bradshaw

Director
Location Head Corporate, South Africa
About

Peter advises local and multi-national clients on M&A and equity capital markets transactions in South Africa and in the rest of Africa. Peter advises on public and private M&A transactions (including private equity acquisitions and disposals). His practice covers a range of sectors, with recent deals completed in the financial services, media, hospitality, retail, food and beverages and property sectors. He has a vast experience in private and public mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital markets, securities regulation and general commercial law.

Professional QualificationsAttorney of the High Court of South Africa, 2004

EXPERIENCE

  • Advising the sole bookrunner, Investec Limited in an equity raise of R680 million for Afrimat limited shares.
  • Advising S&W Seed Company, an American company, on its joint venture with AGT, to create Seedvision, to produce and distribute sorghum hybrid seeds in South Africa.
  • Advising management, ABV and Raubenbel in the sale of all of their shares in Chill Holdings Proprietary Limited to Long4Life Limited.
  • Advising Royal Reesink, one of Europe's largest distributors of machinery for agriculture, landscape maintenance and golf courses, on their acquisition Smith Mining Equipment, a South African company representing world-wide leading brands in the specialist machinery, turf maintenance and off-road vehicle market. The acquisition marked Royal Reesink's first steps into the African continent.
  • Advising a UK-based warehousing, logistics and distribution company on the purchase of certain business assets of a South African rubber recycling company.
  • Advising a multinational enterprise information management services company in respect of the acquisition of a South African document destruction company.
  • Advising on the intra-group sale of a South African automobile production, engineering and distribution company by its German holding company to another member of the group registered in Austria.
  • Advising Buildmax on the buy-out of 100% of the issued share capital of JSE listed mining company by way of a scheme of arrangement.
  • Advising Value Capital Partners in the acquisition of approximately 15% of the issued shares in Allied Electronics and the restructuring of Allied Electronic’s control structure.
  • Advising Phatisa, a leading African development and private equity fund manager, and other minority shareholders, on the sale of a controlling shareholding in Meridian Group to Ma’aden, the Saudi Arabian based mining and metals company.
  • Advising a private equity firm in its acquisition of a stake in a South African health food business.
Languages
  • English
Education
  • University of Witwatersrand, LLM, Tax, cum laude, 2004
  • Rhodes University, LLB, 2001
  • Rhodes University, BA, 1999

Awards

  • Chambers Global 2020-23 ranks Peter in Band 4 in Corporate/M&A.
  • The Legal 500 2018-22 - The team that Peter leads has been ranked in this directory, with the editors stating: DLA Piper has assembled a small but high-quality team led by 'real rainmaker' Johannes Gouws and 'good lawyer' Peter Bradshaw. The group is 'making significant inroads into the M&A space', including public M&A.
  • IFLR1000 (2018-22) ranks Peter as a Notable Practitioner in M&A and private equity in South Africa.

Training

Peter assists the Law Society of South Africa and the Irish Law Society in running workshops for underprivileged lawyers on corporate and commercial law.

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