n Without Prejudice - Paint it black : dealactivity

Volume 11, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



The hostile pursuit of South Africa's leading paint and coatings company, Freeworld Coatings, has been far more absorbing then watching paint dry if you'll excuse the pun-cum-aphorism. A clearly noticeable trend towards consolidation in the global paint industry always meant that the world's 31st biggest paint company would be on the radar screens of many local and international players but the ensuing hostile takeover attempt, and associated legal battles concerning competition and regulation issues, have been fascinating to observe.

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