Misty Keep is a partner in our Johannesburg office Corporate Department.
She specialises in mergers and acquisitions and general commercial and corporate matters. Her expertise extends to public and private transactional work in South Africa and other African jurisdictions and she regularly advises on large acquisitions, disposals and listings.
She has B.Com and LLB (cum laude) degrees from Stellenbosch University, a Certificate in Advanced Company Law from the University of the Witwatersrand and is admitted as an attorney and notary public of the High Court of South Africa.
- 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 Australian listed financial services technology company IRESS Limited in relation to its acquisition of 100% of the shares in South African financial services technology company I-Net BFA, which were held by Media 24, as well as acquisition of the intellectual property of I-Net BFA.