M&A Africa:12 Deals That Took Place In The First Half Of 2016

Written by Lillian Mutiso

2015 was a big year for big deals in M&A Africa. But 2016 is shaping up to be even bigger with deal-makers in the regions M&A market expecting  a high level of activity to continue this year, as companies look for ways to build their business in a slow-growth economy by acquiring or merging with other firms.

On the private equity end of things, the level of investment in sub-Saharan Africa is also expected to be more than that of 2015 as more investors score the regions for better deals in fast-growing consumer markets and infrastructure projects.

Below are top 12 mergers and acquisitions that have already taken place in 2016

Sources; Bloomberg, Financial Times, The Star, Yahoo Finance, African Business Central, Sunday Standard, Graphic Online, Techzim, Medias24, Chronicle, The Nation, Forbes, Business Daily, The Africa Report