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Capital Management Africa buys Fleming Asset Management Botswana 

 The Botswana Competition Authority (CA) said it has a go head to the acquisition of Fleming Asset Management Botswana (Pty) Ltd by Capital Management Africa (Pty) Ltd. It said pursuant to section 60(4)(a)(ii) of the Competition Act (Cap 46:09), notice is hereby given on the decision made by the Competition Authority in respect of the proposed acquisition of 100% issued shares in Fleming Asset Management Botswana (Pty) Ltd through the acquisition of all the issued shares in Robert Fleming Botswana Holdings (Pty) Ltd and Starfish (Pty) Ltd by Capital Management Africa (Pty) Ltd.

The Authority determined through the analysis of the facts of the merger, that the proposed transaction is not likely to result in the prevention or substantial lessening of competition, or endanger the continuity of the services offered in the market under consideration.

“The market structure in the provision of institutional fund management and occasional wealth management of high net individuals will not be altered, and as such does not raise any competition concerns.”

Pursuant to the provisions of section 60 of the Competition Act, the Authority has unconditionally approved the proposed acquisition of 100% issued shares in Fleming Asset Management Botswana (Pty) Ltd through the acquisition of all the issued shares in Robert Fleming Botswana Holdings (Pty) Ltd and Starfish (Pty) Ltd by Capital Management Africa (Pty) Ltd.

However, as stated under section 66 of the Act, this approval does not override or negate any other mandatory statutory approvals or processes that any of the parties to this merger must comply with under the Laws of Botswana.

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