Kirkland Advises Apex Group on Acquisition of Efficient Group
Kirkland & Ellis advised Apex Group, a global financial services provider, on its acquisition of Efficient Group (Pty) Ltd (“Efficient”) in South Africa. Efficient is the holding company of Boutique Collective Investments (RF) (Pty) Ltd and Boutique Investment Partners (Pty) Ltd, and following the completion of the acquisition, Efficient will be rebranded under the Apex Group banner. The transaction was announced on March 15, 2023, and remains subject to the approval of the Competition Commission.
Read Apex Group’s press release
The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Chris Connolly and David Higgins and associates Irfan Ahmed, Moose Sarfraz and Oliver Weighill; technology & IP transactions partners Emma Flett and Joanna Thomson and associates Stephen Coudounaris and Luke Vaz; and tax partner Sam Trowbridge.