Dominik Heil

Dominik Heil is a senior lecturer at Wits Business School, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Expertise: Strategy

Anglogold: Choosing a Merger Target

CASE STUDY. In February 2002, Johannesburg-based AngloGold Ltd lost its position as No1 gold producer to America’s Newmont Gold Corporation when Newmont outbid AngloGold in a merger deal with Australia’s largest gold company, Normandy Mining Ltd.

AngloGold: Winning Hearts and Minds

CASE STUDY. Having met in London with Sir Sam Jonah, chief executive of Ashanti, in September 2002, Bobby Godsell, chief executive of AngloGold, announced on 16 April 2003 that discussions with Ashanti regarding a proposed merger had commenced.

AngloGold Ashanti Limited: the Integration

CASE STUDY. On 20 February 2004, Ghana’s parliament approved the merger between AngloGold and Ashanti Goldfields Company (Ashanti) and, on 26 April 2004 − a year after Bobby Godsell announced that negotiations had commenced − the parties concluded the details of the arrangement.