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Marita van der Walt


Marita specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity and general commercial work.

Professional QualificationsAttorney of the High Court of South Africa, 2003


  • Advising a Real Foods Proprietary Limited on the disposal of a significant part of its foods business to Virgin Active, as well as on the subscription for shares in Virgin Active.
  • Advising Real Foods, a multi-brand food group based in South Africa on the amalgamation of their Kauai and Nü restaurant chains into the Virgin Active Group.
  • Advising Community Investment Ventures Holdings (CIVH) in respect of: (i) the formation of a new intermediate infrastructure holding company to own its subsidiaries Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) and Vumatel, (ii) the acquisition by DFA and Vumatel of certain infrastructure assets from Vodacom Group; and (iii) the acquisition by Vodacom Group of up to 30% of the shares in the new intermediate holding company in return for a combination of cash and assets.
  • Advising Seacom in respect of its acquisition of certain telecoms assets from EOH.
  • Advising New GX in respect of its investment in Sustainable Power Solutions Investments.
  • Advising CIVH in respect of its acquisition of Vumatel.
  • Advising Remgro Limited in the unbundling of all its shares in RMB Holdings Limited to its shareholders by way of a distribution in specie.
  • Advising Pembani Remgro on the formation of a new African rolling stock company.
  • Advising AFGRI Holdings Proprietary Limited in its successful bid to acquire 99.81% in the South African Bank of Athens from the National Bank of Greece.
  • Advising Rain Networks in respect of an issue of shares to African Rainbow Capital.
  • Advising TMH International LLP in respect of its acquisition of the rolling stock business of DCD Group Proprietary Limited.

*Denotes experience from a previous firm.

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • University of Pretoria, BLC, cum laude
  • University of Pretoria, LLB, cum laude,1999