Caleb Kipa

Caleb Kipa

Johannesburg, South Africa
T: +27 11 669 9425
  • Overview
  • Experience


Caleb is an associate in our Corporate Department of our Johannesburg office and a member of our Mergers and Acquisitions practice.

Caleb advises local and international clients on all aspects of corporate and commercial law. He has assisted and advised private and public companies on a number of domestic and cross border public and private M&A acquisitions and disposals. His experience extends across a wide range of sectors including the FMCG, Agri-processing, insurance, mining, energy, construction, financial, and information and communication technology sectors.

Prior to joining Bowmans, Caleb worked at a leading international law firm for two years and eight months where he worked on competition and litigation matters along with M&A acquisitions and disposals.

Caleb has BCom Law and LLB degrees from the University of Johannesburg.

Specialist Services

Relevant Experience

  • Advised Digital Realty, the largest global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, on its acquisition of a majority stake in TDE Investments which is the holding company of Teraco Data Environments (Teraco), Africa’s leading carrier-neutral colocation provider, from a consortium of investors, in a transaction valuing Teraco at approximately USD 3.5 billion.
  • Advised Phatisa, a leading African development and private equity fund manager, and other minority shareholders, on the sale of a controlling shareholding in Meridian Group to Ma’aden, the Saudi Arabian based mining and metals company.
  • Advised Barloworld Limited in its acquisition of the starch business of Tongaat Hulett (Africa’s largest producer of starch, glucose and related products). The deal value was ZAR 5,26 billion and it was shortlisted for the Brunswick Deal of the Year 2020 at the Ansarada DealMakers Annual Awards.
  • Advised Shoprite Checkers Proprietary Limited in its acquisition of the Cambridge Food and Rhino branded retail stores, wholesale stores, The Fruitspot business and a meat processing facility owned by Massmart Holdings Limited.
  • Successfully represented Vexall Proprietary Limited at the Competition Appeal Court in interdicting Business Connextion Proprietary Limited (BCX) from making its pharmaceutical software product available to pharmacies on condition that pharmacies also purchase a range of value-added services from BCX. This is only the third successful interim relief application during the past 8 years.