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28 November 2019
Ethos will become the new strategic equity partner and advisor to the investment group as it prepares for a R5.25 billion rights issue.
While SA sales are showing a continued improvement, its operations in Australia remain challenging.
The cigarette and nicotine replacement manufacturer says it is on track for a strong year as it delivers on its priorities.
The packaging group has been impacted by a decline in the value of the Zimbabwe currency that left it with a massive devaluation loss.
For many relatively wealthy South Africans the question has become not whether to invest offshore, but how.
The REIT says distributable income next year will be negatively impacted by its listed investment and a major tenant failure.
27 November 2019
A turnaround at the chemicals, fertilizer and explosives group is gaining traction following its recent rights issue.
The financial services company plans to grow organically as well as through earnings accretive acquisitions.
Buying North American Palladium will provide geographical diversification and increased palladium exposure.
The EasyEquities owner has narrowed its losses thanks to cost control and a big increase in revenue from the online investment platform.
For those invested in the banking sector this note from Ingham Analytics is another must-read, providing a balanced perspective and assessment.
The coal producer faced a number of operational challenges in the first half of its financial year, leaving it with a loss.
The day hospital operator is selling a quarter of Presmed Australia to management and doctors.
26 November 2019
The mass-market retailer has impaired The Building Company and closed up shop in Zimbabwe after incurring a loss from its operations there.
The packaging group will report a loss from total operations due to foreign exchange losses in Zimbabwe and higher tax in Angola.
The oil and chemicals group has also warned of a decline in first-half earnings.
Gearing at the engineering and capital equipment group has increased following a tax settlement with SARS in 2018.
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Global growth showing a mixed signal. SA’s growth prospects declining.
The German real estate investor says it will either buy assets using its own balance sheet or through its joint venture with AXA.
The industrial group says its priority is to turn around underperforming businesses following the disposal of its fleet management unit to Bidvest.
25 November 2019
The groups say they plan to grow investments in food delivery as it is a sector that can be transformed by technology.
Full-year earnings have declined following a slower than expected recovery at its processed meats division and a challenging trading environment.
The services group says an aggressive turnaround plan under a new CEO should turn its security business around.
Interim results last year were impacted by a software write-off and a penalty for terminating an IT contract.
The company will report a drop in full-year earnings after missing its production targets and fetching a lower price for its chrome concentrate.
The real estate investment trust is bringing more of its German properties to market as it focuses on the UK industrial sector.
22 November 2019
The retailer was left with too much inventory in its stores last winter, resulting in bigger markdowns and lower sales of full-priced clothing.
The specialist bank and asset manager has reported a decline in first-half earnings due to weak market conditions in the UK.
The private hospital group says it is exploring options for Scanmed after selling its stake in Max Healthcare in India this year.
The investment group has also resolved to maximise value through the realisation of assets in its portfolio over the next five years.
Weekly summary of Merger & Acquisition activity by South African companies
Weekly summary of all Merger & Acquisition activity from across Africa (excluding South Africa)
The construction group says first-half earnings will be impacted by provisions and project losses totalling more than R1 billion.
Weekly summary of corporate finance activity by South African exchange listed companies
The 100 largest JSE-listed companies have succeeded in generating approximately R317bn in value for B-BBEE participants but R208bn of this is still locked in shares