Bahrain – CB Mergers, Takeovers and Acquisitions Module

Bahrain – CB Mergers, Takeovers and Acquisitions Module

On 17 November 2021, BHR CB proposed to amend take-overs, mergers module.

  • BHR CB proposed amendments to take-overs, mergers and acquisitions (TMA) module.
  • Revised provisions relate to independent advice, issuance of documents, settlement of consideration and share transfer, restrictions on dealings before and during offer.
  • As well as offer timetable, compulsory acquisitions and delisting, among other topics.

Proposed Amendments

  • Offeree company board must ensure independent professional adviser satisfies certain conditions prior appointment; provided when professional adviser not independent.
  • Required assurance statement by professional adviser where the offer is for cash.
  • Required that documents cannot be released until BHR CB has confirmed that it has no further comments (previously, until CB confirmed within 15 days it has no comment).
  • Removed provision on compulsory acquisition, also on payment of consideration.
  • Offeror must complete payment of consideration within 10 days form closing date of offer, must deposit unclaimed balances in an escrow within 15 days of closing date.
  • Amended provision on restrictions on dealings before the offer,re potential offers.
  • Added certain provisions on compulsory acquisition notice, deleted other provisions.
  • Also added provisions on compulsory acquisition settlement process, right of sell-out by dissenting shareholders, sell-out right notice, delisting in relation to takeover offer.


  • Comments on proposed amendments must be sent electronically by 30 November 2021.