Law and Practice of Mergers and Acquisition in Nigeria

27 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2015

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Dimgba Nnamdi

Olaniwun Ajayi LP

Joba Akinola

Olaniwun Ajayi LP

Ihenetu-Geoffrey Chibueze Chinedu

Environmental Law Research Institute - Nigeria

Opeoluwa Osinubi

OIaniwun Ajayi LP

Adebola Ogunsanya

Olaniwun Ajayi

Joseph Onele

Independent

Date Written: July 28, 2015

Abstract

As an expose on M&A law and practice, this paper commences by providing an overview of mergers and acquisitions in general terms – the meaning, rationale, types of mergers and key players in merger transactions while also addressing key concepts and process of acquisition in business parlance. Going further, this paper explores the legal and regulatory framework of M&A in Nigeria vis-à-vis procedural steps and documentation requirements that parties to M&A transactions must consider. Given the global scale far reaching economic implications of M&A deals, this paper touches briefly on cross-border mergers, whilst highlighting the legal and regulatory framework for M&As in United Kingdom and Germany.

Keywords: Mergers, Small Mergers, Intermediate Mergers, Large Mergers, Merger Revocation, Due Diligence, Appraisal Rights, Competition Law, Acquisitions, Takeovers, Capital Market, Securities and Exchange Commission in Nigeria (SEC), Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC)

Suggested Citation

Nnamdi, Dimgba and Akinola, Oluwajoba and Chinedu, Ihenetu-Geoffrey Chibueze and Osinubi, Opeoluwa A and Ogunsanya, Adebola and Onele, Joseph, Law and Practice of Mergers and Acquisition in Nigeria (July 28, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2652362 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2652362

Dimgba Nnamdi

Olaniwun Ajayi LP ( email )

The Adunola, Plot L2, 401 Close
Banana Island, Ikoyi
Lagos, 101233
Nigeria

Oluwajoba Akinola

Olaniwun Ajayi LP ( email )

The Adunola, Plot L2, 401 Close
Banana Island, Ikoyi
Lagos, 101233
Nigeria

Ihenetu-Geoffrey Chibueze Chinedu

Environmental Law Research Institute - Nigeria ( email )

12 Oyinkan Abayomi Drive
Lagos
Nigeria

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Opeoluwa A Osinubi

OIaniwun Ajayi LP ( email )

The Adunola, Plot L2, 401 Close,
Banana Island, Ikoyi
Lagos, 101233
Nigeria

Adebola Ogunsanya

Olaniwun Ajayi ( email )

Floor 4, UBA House
57 Morina
Lagos
Nigeria

Joseph Onele (Contact Author)

Independent ( email )

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