By Charles Douglas and Tholinhlanhla Gcabashe, Co-heads of M&A, Bowmans

Having delivered an unprecedented systemic shock to economies across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated sharp drops in M&A deal value and volume in Africa. However, there are already indicators of increasing M&A interest, which is likely to accelerate.

We engaged with some of our M&A experts on the ground in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, U...