By Timothy McDougall, Sibonelo Mdluli and Tinille Soupen (Bowmans)

There have been a number of recent examples of private equity funds acquiring assets by way of delisting public companies and this trend is expected to continue in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. This article sets out some of the key considerations which an acquiror should take into consideration before embarking on an acquisition by way of a delisting (please note that this article has been drafted in the c...