Abrianne began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as a Corporate Tax Associate. He joined Hogan Lovells (South Africa) as a Candidate Attorney in 2017 and was later appointed as an Associate. Abrianne joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr in 2019 as an Associate in our Corporate & Commercial practice.

  • Abrianne has experience in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), due diligence investigations, joint ventures, commercial structuring, corporate reorganisations and restructures, commercial agreements, and general commercial matters.
  • Recent representative experience –
    • Member of the team that advised Net1 on the disposal of its 100% shareholding in Net1 Fihrst to Transaction Capital, for a consideration of ZAR 180 million.
    • Member of the team that advised DN Invest on its acquisition of Blue Label Mobile Group from Blue Label Telecoms for a consideration of ZAR 530 million.
    • Member of the team that advised Net1 on its disposal of a 34% shareholding in DN Invest, in the form of a share repurchase and a sale to Mineworkers Investment Company, for an aggregate consideration of ZAR 860 million.
    • Member of the team that advised DN Invest on its acquisition of 3G Mobile from Blue Label Telecoms for a consideration of ZAR 544 million.
    • Member of the team which advised Agile Capital in its acquisition of an interest in Averge Technologies, a specialist solutions provider and distributor of components specific to both the communications industry and the energy sector, from the founder of the company.

Education

  • BAcc LLB (Accounting and Law), Stellenbosch University
  • MCom (Tax), University of Cape Town
  • Registered with the Legal Practice Council