NEWS ARCHIVES


09 October 2019

Zeder investors in line for big payout

The investment company says it will distribute up to R4.75 billion to shareholders if the PepsiCo takeover of Pioneer Foods proceeds.

Long4Life carves up a larger stake in Spur

The investment group has added a big shareholding in the restaurant group to its investments in other lifestyle businesses.

Group Wreck buoys Insimbi

The metals recycler says its first-half performance was hampered by floods in KwaZulu-Natal and subdued commodity prices.

The Week ahead of 7 October 2019

Poor economic data in the US causes drop in US equity markets.

Value Group flags higher earnings

The distribution and logistics group has coped with a stagnant economy by trimming costs and expanding its customer base.

Net1 takes control of Bank Frick

The payment solutions company has exercised an option to take a majority stake in the Liechtenstein-based bank.




08 October 2019

Implats targets Canadian palladium

Buying North American Palladium will provide geographical diversification and increased palladium exposure.

Clicks dispenses positive earnings surprise

The pharmacy and health and beauty retailer expects to beat its own full-year earnings forecast.

Tongaat may sell assets as it delays results again

The sugar producer and land owner says an internal review process has been complex and extensive, going back some six years.

4Sight shares sink on boardroom turmoil

Non-executive director Geoffrey Carter quit after he said his position had been compromised to a point of no return.

Cartrack shareholders shun cheeky offer

The mandatory offer was triggered after CEO Zak Calisto's investment company took a 68% stake in the group.

RH Bophelo grows its portfolio

The healthcare investment company has made 12 acquisitions as it makes its presence felt in the healthcare sector.




07 October 2019

Stormy times for Adcorp

Drought and flooding in Australia are just a couple of the factors that have impacted its first-half earnings.

Famous Brands flips a juicier burger

The restaurant group will report a big rise in first-half earnings after a hefty impairment last year.

Sibanye-Stillwater to restructure as platinum ops grow

The gold and platinum producer plans to list a new holding company, which will acquire Sibanye Gold.

Marshall Monteagle sells distribution business to SPAR

The group is selling its stake in Monteagle Africa to customer SPAR.

Aveng offloads Grinaker-LTA business

The group has sold its Mechanical and Electrical business to a black consortium as it continues to dispose of non-core operations.

Jasco sells electrical division

The group will use the proceeds from the sale to redeem a corporate bond, strengthen its balance sheet and free up management time.




04 October 2019

Raubex sees signs of renewed construction activity

The group will report a much-improved start to its financial year thanks to work on renewable energy projects.

Datatec turnaround gains pace

The ICT company expects to report a big increase in first-half earnings as the recovery at Westcon International continues.

Ingham Analytics issues a note on the healthcare sector of the JSE

Ingham Analytics issues a note on the healthcare sector of the JSE.

Who’s doing what this week in the South African M&A space?

Weekly summary of Merger & Acquisition activity by South African companies

Who’s doing what in the African M&A space?

Weekly summary of all Merger & Acquisition activity from across Africa (excluding South Africa)

Zeder harvests less from investments

The investment holding company says its portfolio continues to feel the impact of tough conditions in the food and related business sector.

Vunani warns of lower earnings

The financial services group says community unrest resulted in an 80 percent decline in production at its commodities trading business.

Pembury takes tough decisions to ensure sustainability

Current liabilities exceed current assets but the group has put its retirement villages business up for sale as it focuses on education.

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

Weekly summary of corporate finance activity by South African exchange listed companies

Thorts - Ignorance is bliss, or is it?

The application of s46, read with s4 of the Companies Act, is to protect minority shareholders and to hold directors personally liable for the unlawful distribution




03 October 2019

Ascendis sinks on results delay

The pharmaceuticals and healthcare group has blamed the complexities of accounting for discontinued operations and new reporting standards.

Bidcorp finds buyer for UK food logistics unit

Bidcorp says the QSR contract logistics market is non-core which is why it is selling Best Foods Logistics.

Cartrack’s earnings accelerate

The fleet management and vehicle recovery group has benefitted from a strong rise in subscriber numbers over the past year.

Sirius builds acquisition war chest

The German-focused property group has a pipeline of acquisitions lined up and is also growing its Titanium joint venture.

End of the road for Tiso’s Robor

The investment company says it was unable to commit any further capital to support the steelmaker, particularly as it was a non-core asset.




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