Gerhard Swart & Co

Middelson Farm, Winterhoek Road, Tulbagh, ,South Africa
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THE FINANCIALLY- AND BUSINESS-MINDED LAWYER

Combining legal and financial expertise with hands-on business experience, we appreciate that the business of business is to get things done.

ABOUT US

VALUE-ADD. EXPERIENCE. INDEPENDENCE. EXPERTISE

Assisting businesses to initiate, develop, structure and close a transaction is our focus. In this process we can do financial and cash flow modelling, business/company valuation, transaction structuring, due diligence, negotiation, tailor-made transaction document drafting and closing the deal, navigating through applicable law and legislation, amongst others, company and tax laws. We have extensive experience in the application of the JSE Listings Requirements and Rules of The Takeover Regulation Panel.

Where needed we’ll collaborate and/or consult with other specialists in their fields or co-opt human resources to assist with bulk/volume work (such as due diligence investigations).

Our fees are highly competitive and flexible depending on complexity and nature of the mandate. Our hourly rates for work of a routine, fact-finding, repetitive or administrative nature are substantially lower than the rate we apply for work involving creativity, application of skill, expertise and experience, problem-solving or tailor-made legal agreement drafting or financial modelling.

We are also willing to work on the basis of pre-agreed fixed fees for a mandate and/or retainer fee arrangements.

We’ll gladly provide a fee estimate at the commencement of and/or during the execution of a mandate.

EXPERIENCE

Gerhard Swart & Co, a corporate legal and financial advisory business, was established in 2010 and has been based in Stellenbosch since 2014.

EXPERTISE

Combining our corporate legal, corporate financial and actual small business management experience and expertise makes us your ideal transaction advisory partner.

VALUE-ADDED

Our fees are highly competitive and flexible depending on the complexity and nature of the mandate.

ABOUT GERHARD SWART

Gerhard is enrolled as an attorney and is a member of the Western Cape Legal Practice Council. He holds BA(Law), BCompt and LLB degrees.

Gerhard is a financial- and business-minded lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in Investment & Merchant Banking, at first as in-house Legal Advisor, then in Corporate Finance (including Mergers & Acquisitions, capital raising and JSE flotations), Private Equity and Project Finance. He held senior advisory and consulting positions in Corporate Finance in a number of Investment Banks.

What We Do

LEGAL PRACTICE AREAS

  • Business/Corporate Law
  • Company Law
  • Contract Law
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Stock Exchange Rules/Listings Requirements
  • Stock Exchange Flotations – Capital Raising (private placings/public offers), prospectus/Pre-Listing Statement, rights offers, acquisitions/disposals
  • Takeover Regulation Panel Rules
  • Finance Law
  • IP Law

TYPES OF LEGAL AGREEMENTS

  • Sale of Shares
  • Sale of Business
  • Shareholders’ Agreement
  • Memorandum Of Incorporation
  • IP Licencing/Assignment
  • Project Management
  • Joint Venture
  • Partnership
  • Trusts
  • Voting Pool
  • Underwriting
  • Commercial Lease
  • Loan/Lending Facility/Acknowledgement Of Debt
  • Security (Cession/Pledge)
  • Agency & Distribution
  • Investment (Equity/Debt)
  • Project Finance Transaction Agreements
  • Preference Share Terms
  • Debenture Terms

FINANCIAL PRACTICE AREAS

  • Business/Company Valuation
  • Financial Projections & Analysis - Financial Statements/Cash Flow/Working Capital/Investment Returns
  • Financial Ratio Analysis
  • Corporate Finance – Listing Strategy/Merger & Acquisition Financial Effects
  • Project Finance
  • Private Equity/Venture Capital transactions
  • IP Valuation
  • Fair & Reasonable Opinions
  • Equity capital raising

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