/ 18 May 2024

Explainer: Understanding mergers and acquisitions

Shell Petrol Station Logo
Shell’s recent announcement that it is leaving the country is likely to set off mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity as the oil and gas company sells its refinery and service stations during the divestiture. (photo by Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images)
M&A activity in South Africa experienced a sharp decline in 2023 and a rebound in 2024 is only plausible after the elections

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