In a move that makes it the latest large international firm to bet on Africa’s growing economic prowess, Dentons announced Wednesday it will open offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg by joining forces with South African alliance firm KapdiTwala.

Dentons plans to launch another outpost in Francophone Africa later this year. The Global 100 giant, which is the product of a three-way tie-up last year between SNR Denton, Europe’s Salans and Canada’s Fraser Milner Casgrain, recently made waves by expressing interest in joining forces with Patton Boggs. Dentons’ latest quest for growth has led it to a region that many consider the final frontier for large firms.

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