Craig Robinson is a senior associate in our Corporate department.
He specialises in mergers and acquisitions and has advised on the various elements of domestic and cross-border transactions and a broad range of corporate and commercial matters including corporate restructurings, joint ventures and broad-based black economic empowerment transactions.
Craig was a law clerk to the Chief Justice of South Africa at the Constitutional Court of South Africa.
He has B.Com and LL.B degrees from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a Certificate in Advanced Company Law from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Some of the recent transactions that Craig has been involved in, include advising:
- Old Mutual Group in relation to the review of a substantial group restructure;
- A multinational financial services group on recent shareholder restructurings in South Africa, Zambia and Namibia for local empowerment considerations;
- Onomo Hotel Group on its acquisition of a Cape Town hotel;
- African Infrastructure Investment Managers, an African infrastructure equity investment manager and member of Old Mutual Alternative Investments, on its acquisition of a majority interest in DSM Corridor Group Tanzania, a specialist dry bulk terminal operator in Dar es Salaam;
- A multinational fuel and energy company on the acquisition of a fuel transportation group based in Zimbabwe and Mauritius;
- Puma Energy in its acquisition of various retail-focused petroleum businesses, including in South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe;
- Alexander Forbes in completing a dual-track M&A and IPO process, which resulted in Alexander Forbes listing on the JSE;
- Marriot International Inc. in relation to its acquisition of Protea Hospitality Group across 7 African jurisdictions;
- BNP Paribas S.A. in its acquisition of all of the shares in RCS Investment Holdings Limited from JSE-listed shareholders, The Foschini Group Limited and The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited;
- Standard Bank Group Limited in relation to its disposal of shares in Standard Bank Namibia to employees of Standard Bank Namibia and a community trust, in compliance with regulatory requirements to increase local participation in the financial sector; and
- Marsh in its acquisition of the risk business of Alexander Forbes in South Africa and seven other African jurisdictions.