Mashudu is an Associate based in our Johannesburg office in the Finance & Banking practice. Mashudu has experience in asset finance, project finance, leveraged finance, debt structuring and finance, including asset and off-balance sheet finance, financing of BEE transactions, syndicated loan transactions and cross-border finance. Mashudu regularly advises both local and international lenders and borrowers.

Mashudu began his legal career as a candidate attorney at Norton Rose Fulbright in 2014 and joined CDH as an Associate in 2017.

  • Advised the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa on a syndicated project finance transaction to develop a manganese mine related smelter and sinter plant for Kalagadi Manganese Proprietary Limited and related shareholder funding arrangements as well as debt restructuring. (Deal Value: ZAR4,7 Billion)
  • Advised the Public Investment Corporation (SOC) Limited in relation to supporting Lancaster 101 Proprietary Limited and Lancaster Group Proprietary Limited's proposed acquisition of a 11.8% equity interest in a newly established and separately listed entity named Steinhoff Africa Retail that would in turn house Steinhoff International Holdings N.V African assets as well as a 22.73% equity interest in Shoprite Holdings Limited. (ZAR10.5 Billion)
  • Advised Standard Bank of South Africa Limited (Acting through its Corporate and Investment Banking division) in relation to facilitating the acquisition of Gateway and Hillcrest private hospitals by Busamed Group Proprietary Limited. (Deal Value: R1.7 Billion)
  • Advised the Public Investment Corporation (SOC) Limited (PIC) in relation to its acquisition of a 25% equity interest in ZAR X Proprietary Limited, a newly established stock exchange. (Deal Value: ZAR62,5 Million)
  • Advised Goldrush Proprietary Limited in relation to funding made available by Investec Bank Limited for the acquisition of controlling equity interests in a number of entities and general corporate purposes. (Deal Value: ZAR405 Million)
  • Advised Rand Merchant Bank (Acting through its Corporate and Investment Banking division) in relation to funding provided to Boulder Property Investments Proprietary Limited and Boulder Property Services Proprietary Limited for purposes of refinancing existing facilities, repaying shareholder loans and general corporate purposes. (Deal Value ZAR218 million)
  • Acted for Nedbank Limited in relation to providing a Revolving Credit Facility provided to African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation SOC to be used for general corporate Purposes. (Deal Value: ZAR150 Million)
  • Advised as part of a consortium of advisors on behalf of the Government of Botswana in relation to a due diligence exercise on a copper mine in Botswana and the exercise of its option to acquire 15% of interest in the mine.
  • Advised South African Airways SOC Limited in relation to the purchase of two A340-600 aircraft. (Deal Value: USD14 Million)

Education

  • LLM, Columbia University in the City of New York (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
  • Advanced Certificate Course: Advanced Company Law (Cum Laude), Nelson Mandela Institute at University of Witwatersrand (2013)
  • LLB (Cum Laude), University of Witwatersrand (2013)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), University of Witwatersrand (2011)
  • CFA Level I Examination (2017)
  • Enrolled with the Legal Practice Council

Memberships

  • New York State Bar (Admission Pending)
  • CFA Institute, Level II Candidate