Event report

Morning Coffee with Kaplan & Stratton

M&A trends & structures in Kenya, and legal processes involved.

We had an incredibly insightful session with our members from Kaplan & Stratton Advocates, led by Joseph Ng'ang'ira and Sarah Kiarie-Muia, diving deep into the intricacies of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in Kenya.

The event covered the essentials of M&A, including strategic objectives like accelerated growth, market improvement, and technology acquisition.

Our speakers provided a comprehensive overview of typical M&A structures such as share transfers, joint ventures, and asset sales . They also highlighted the critical roles of private equity funds and venture capital firms in these transactions.

Key legal processes and documents, including term sheets, due diligence , and various agreements (Share Purchase , Shareholder , Share Subscription , and Joint Venture Agreements), were discussed.

We also explored the importance of various transaction documents, conditions precedent like lender consents as well as the various transaction taxes.

The event sparked vibrant discussions, with intriguing questions from our engaged audience. A big thank you to all who attended and contributed to the success of this event! 

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