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ENSafrica

THE MARC, TOWER 1, 129 RIVONIA ROAD, SANDTON, 2196, SOUTH AFRICA
Tel:
Work +27 11 269 7600
Email:
Web:
www.ENSafrica.com
Accra, Alexandra, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Durban, Johannesburg and 8 more

Lydia Shadrach-Razzino

Tel:
Work +27 11 269 7600
Email:
ENSafrica

Work Department

Corporate Commercial

Position

Director

Career

Lydia Shadrach-Razzino is a director at ENSafrica in the corporate commercial department and specialises in mergers and acquisitions (across various industries, including private equity and mining), takeovers, formation and initial structuring of new business entities, private equity transactions and general corporate finance.

Lydia won the 2014 Corporate Finance Lawyer of the Year Award by ABSIP (the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals).

Lydia is a private equity specialist. Her experience includes advising on equity capital markets, private equity acquisitions and disposals, empowerment transactions, corporate governance, the Companies Act, IPOs, ECM and stock exchange transactions in multiple sectors, including mining, banking and financial services, and telecoms.

Lydia has built up an impressive client list, which includes PPC, Vodacom, RMB Ventures, Ethos Private Equity, Business Connexion, Capitalworks, Medu Capital, Actis, Joint Medical Holdings, Sentula, Village Main Reef and Kleoss Capital. Lydia’s expertise expands beyond South Africa, having advised Shanduka on the acquisition of a stake in MTN in Nigeria.

Lydia represented RMB Ventures in the acquisition of the Bluff Meat Supply Group, which was awarded Catalyst Private Equity Deal of the Year 2013 at the DealMakers Gala Awards.

Education

BProc (University of KwaZulu-Natal); LLB (University of KwaZulu-Natal); and Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa.


South Africa

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

ENSafrica's sheer size, depth of senior resources and commitment to Africa coverage makes it a go-to firm for domestic and cross-border deals. The team 'combines outstanding technical expertise and experience with a highly responsive attitude', and senior members are 'very experienced, with excellent technical skills and seasoned judgement'. A group led by Julius Oosthuizen advised Sanlam Emerging Markets on Sanlam General Insurance Uganda's proposed acquisition of Lion Assurance, the Ugandan Insurer. 'Real gentleman' Michael Katz has virtually unrivalled connections in South Africa and Ian Hayes is another premier dealmaker. Doron Joffe and Cape Town's Koos Pretorius are also top practitioners, while Lydia Shadrach-Razzino is a key name for private equity transactions. Former director Gary Felthun has joined White & Case LLP.

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