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Letsema Background

Letsema Holdings (Pty) Ltd (“Letsema”) is a 22-year-old long term investment holding conglomerate with diversified interests in:

  • Professional services;
  • Chemicals & cosmetics manufacturing;
  • Textiles & industrial services; and
  • Agri-industrial.

One of the Letsema founding principles is that business needs to play a significant role in being a catalyst for real positive social and societal change on our continent. Letsema is committed to using its long-term values based investment philosophy to build sustainable businesses that create employment in South Africa and on the rest of the continent.

Letsema is passionate about adding value to the businesses it invests in and fundamentally believes this is achieved through “genuine partnership“. We find real purpose in partnering with exceptional business owners and operational management to continue and accelerate the building of their businesses over the long term.

Letsema is looking to invest in the next phase of its development and is seeking to recruit a strong internal legal capability who is comfortable operating across a range of legal issues and challenges, acting essentially as a one-person internal law firm whilst managing a number of external expert legal relationships where necessary.

What is important to us and what we are looking for

  • Admitted attorney with:
    • Strong academic performance;
    • At least 10+ years post articles experience;
    • Articled at leading firm in a strong relevant practice, for example:
      • Private Equity;
      • M&A;
      • Commercial; and
      • Tax.
    • Meaningful “outside of practice” experience as part of “internal legal counsel team”. Relevant “outside of practice” businesses or industries may include:
      • Private equity businesses;
      • Internal M&A function; and
      • Multi-disciplinary legal experience at mid-sized business.
    • Professional attributes:
      • Creative legal thinking;
      • Solution and entrepreneurially minded;
      • Commercially astute with sound commercial judgment; and
      • An interest in real business solutions.
    • Responsibilities would broadly encompass:
      • Group acquisitions and subsidiary M&A activities in a wide variety of industries:
        • Legal due diligence;
        • Legal drafting of transaction agreements; and
        • Transaction and funding structuring.
      • Drawing up, reviewing and advising on a wide array of commercial agreements throughout the Letsema Group (including subsidiaries);
      • Primary interface with legal specialists (e.g. tax) and the burden to manage costs appropriately; and
      • Governance and oversight over Group legal and compliance risks.
    • Fundamental alignment with the Letsema values and purpose.
For a confidential discussion please send your portfolio and contact details to Amitha Ramraj

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