Adrian Mayer, Partner
Adrian is a corporate transactional lawyer and specialises in advising on private equity investments and corporate finance work.
Adrian is a corporate transactional lawyer and specialises in advising on private equity investments and corporate finance work. He advises a broad range of corporate and M&A transactions including acquisitions, divestitures, re-capitalisations, joint ventures and strategic alliances, venture capital and private equity transactions (including management buyouts), acting for investors, corporates and management teams. His work is both domestic and international.
Adrian advises a range of financial institutions including international private equity fund manager and banks, and also family owned businesses, large and medium sized corporates (both public and private) and individuals.
He has a proven track record of working with multi-national clients undertaking complex cross-border transactions and acting on numerous projects in multiple jurisdictions.
Adrian is particularly active in Africa and is very experienced in advising clients on transactions in that region across a number of industry groups and sectors, including real estate and construction, agribusiness, financial services, energy and natural resources and retail and leisure. He is an active participant in a number of African focussed bodies, including the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and a frequent traveller to the region. Adrian is an Alumni of London Business School, having completed its Corporate Finance Programme.
Adrian is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
Adrian is recognised as leading individual in The Legal 500.
Africa Global Funds: Trends in African Agri Sector
Adrian Mayer writes on African Agri Sector for Africa Global Funds Magazine August 2021.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Metier on US$39m investment into Africa Mobile Networks
AMN builds, owns, operates and maintains mobile network infrastructure in Africa.
Charles Russell Speechlys releases H1 2021 deal highlights
Our deal highlights from the past 6 months are now available.
Charles Russell Speechlys Africa Team advises Ascent Rift Valley Fund II
ARVF II will invest equity in leading small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Eastern Africa.
InvestAfrica: Checking in or Checking out? Financing Africa’s Hotels in 2021
The discussion examined the strategies investors and financial institutions can implement to mitigate the effects of the pandemic.
Charles Russell Speechlys, Strategic Partners of the Asoko Insight West Africa's Family-Owned Business Report
The report is the most comprehensive study of Family-Owned Businesses throughout West Africa.
Africa Global Funds report on the firm's involvement in advising Daystar Power Group on its Series B investment
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Daystar Power, on its $38m Series B investment from a consortium of investors.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Daystar Power Group on USD $38m Series B investment
Continuing to assist Daystar Power, a leading provider of hybrid solar power solutions to businesses in West Africa.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Harborough Limited and management team of GHL Bank Plc on the sale of GHL to First National Bank of Ghana
GHL, in addition to its retail and corporate banking products and services offering is a leading provider of mortgage financing in Ghana.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Growthpoint Investec African Properties on its acquisition of the RMB Westport Real Estate Development Fund
Charles Russell Speechlys advised Growthpoint Investec African Properties on its third acquisition of RMB Westport.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises sellers of longstanding client PKL Group on the sale of the company to Lowe Rental Group
PKL Group is a world leading supplier of temporary kitchens and catering equipment.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises TSX Venture Exchange listed mining company Hunt Mining Corp. on its recommended offer for AIM listed Patagonia Gold plc
Hunt Mining Corp. has since been renamed Patagonia Gold Corp. and resumed trading on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Growthpoint Investec African Properties
This is part of GIAP’s strategy to aggregate a quality portfolio of commercial real estate assets across Africa.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises AgDevCo on investment into Rwandan maize producer and on Ugandan joint venture
AgDevCo is a social impact investor and project developer operating exclusively in the agriculture sector in Sub-Saharan Africa.
AVCA Venture Capital in Africa summit : the challenges faced by African tech ventures
We took part in the inaugural Venture Capital in Africa summit hosted by the African Private Equity & Venture Capital Association in London.
Adrian Mayer quoted by the Law Society Gazette on the opportunities in the African market
Charles Russell Speechlys shortlisted at the Private Equity Africa Awards 2018
The firm has been shortlisted in the 'Global Legal Advisors' category.