Warren Drue from Hogan Lovells gets the deal done

M&A Africa's Ray Mahlaka spoke to Warren Drue, who is a respected M&A and corporate finance practitioner at Hogan Lovells. With nearly 30 years' experience, Warren Drue is a highly respected M&A and corporate finance practitioner and has developed a substantial practice advising large local and international listed and unlisted clients.  

(In the photo: Hogan Lovells Warren Drue (right) with Ray Mahlaka, managing editor M&A Africa)

Get the deal done is the most important lesson Warren Drue teaches his young collegaes. Don’t let personalities get in the way of closing a deal. Clients interests always come first. During the open and insightful interview Drue showed a high energy level.

Drue believes policy, economic and political uncertainty is inhibiting M&A activity in South Africa. “Both domestic and foreign investors are shutting the door to M&A activity. It’s currently a damp environment,” he says. We all need to hang on till the next elections in May 2018.

Read the full interview with Warren next week on MandA.co.za, South Africa's online one-stop-shop for dealmakers.

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