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Chris Green is a partner in our Dar es Salaam office.
Chris is a corporate lawyers who specialises in mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets work. He also has experience in Tanzania in general finance, employment and regulatory work. In relation to corporate matters, Chris’ expertise extends to public and private transactional work, having advised clients such as AB InBev, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, Du Pont, Alexander Forbes and Rand Merchant Investment Holdings in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. On the equity capital markets front, Chris’ experience includes advising clients in South Africa, Tanzania and Australia on their IPOs, capital raising transactions and general listings matters. In relation to general finance matters, Chris has advised lenders (including Nedbank, ABSA and Standard Bank/Stanbic) and borrowers on a range of acquisition and commodity finance matters in Tanzania. Chris also advises clients on competition/ anti-trust and regulatory matters.
Chris has previously been seconded to the South African office of an international oil company and to the M&A and Capital Markets Practice of a leading Asia Pacific firm.
He has an LLB (cum laude) and a Certificate in Advanced Company Law from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Chris’ recent M&A experience includes:
- Tanzanian counsel to Carlyle Group in relation to its acquisition of a majority interest in AK Life Sciences, a manufacturer and seller of parenteral drugs and a distributor of pharmaceutical products, from Kiboko Holdings;
- Counsel to CDC Group Plc on instructions from Clifford Chance, in relation to the USD 180 million equity investment in Liquid Telecom, which will enable Liquid Telecom to expand broadband connectivity to some of the most underserved markets across Africa and support the continent’s thriving tech start-up ecosystem. This is the CDC’s first direct investment in an African telecoms company in over twenty years, and its largest single investment since it acquired the pan-African power company, Globeleq in early 2015;
- Tanzanian counsel to Capitalworks on its acquisition of the Tanzanian insurance broking business of AON plc;
- Counsel to the TUI Group, Germany in relation to its acquisition of a hotel in Zanzibar through an acquisition of shares in an off shore company;
- counsel to Alexander Forbes in respect of the proposed acquisition by African Rainbow Capital of a 10% interest in the African (including South Africa) business of Alexander Forbes;
- counsel to SABMiller in respect of the combination of the soft-drink bottling operations of SABMiller, The Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments (majority shareholders in Coca-Cola SABCO) in Southern and East Africa to create Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, forming the biggest bottler of soft drinks in Africa and the 10th largest in the world, with annual revenue of USD 2.9 billion;
- counsel to Rand Merchant Investment Holdings in respect of its asset management joint ventures with MMI and Royal Bafokeng Holdings and the acquisition by those joint venture vehicles of minority interests in various asset management businesses in South Africa;
- counsel to Alexander Forbes in respect of its listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange; and
- counsel to Absa Capital, in its role as sole arranger, in relation to the vendor consideration placement undertaken by JSE-listed Metair Investments Limited to fund a portion of Metair’s acquisition of Mutlu, a Turkish automotive battery manufacturer. While Chris’ focus is predominantly on M&A and ECM work, he also advises significant clients of the firm on competition/anti-trust and regulatory matters (including those clients’ interactions with industry regulators and government departments).
Chris’ recent finance experience includes:
- advising Absa Bank Limited (acting through its Corporate and Investment Banking division) (as lender) in respect of a USD 35 million import usuance letter of credit facility to the Lake Oil Group; and
- advising Nedbank Corporate and Banking (as lender) in respect of the granting of a USD 10 million facility to Afrisian Ginning Ltd.
- IFLR1000’s 2018 Financial and Corporate Guide rated Chris as a Notable Practitioner.
- Chris has been featured as a Notable practitioner for Tanzania in IFLR1000’s 2018 edition.