Mergers and acquisitions

Westfield assists its clients in the acquisition of company securities or assets of a company in Africa and more specifically in Morocco.

The firm determines with its client the scope of the legal audit that will be conducted (full audit or limited audit). Once the scope has been determined, the audit of the legal documentation can begin. The business firm contacts the target to gather the legal and tax elements that will be analyzed.

On the basis of this audit, the business law firm Westfield prepares the legal documentation of the investment (shareholders’ agreement, asset and liability guarantee, revision of the articles of association) to ensure maximum investment protection. The documentation is then negotiated with the target and their advice.

The westfield business law firm acts both as an advisor to the investor and as an advisor to companies wishing to open their capital or sell part of its shares.

Large-scale operations on which the firm intervened in 2020:

  • acquisition of a majority stake by a major player in the brokerage of a general insurance agent
  • sale of various intangible assets between a Moroccan distribution leader and a leading Tunisian company
  • joint venture between two players in the pharmaceutical industry for the creation of an industrial player for the production of pharmaceutical products