22 September 2017

Rockcastle on Eastern European shopping spree

NEPI Rockcastle has strengthened its position in Central and Eastern Europe with the purchase of the Paradise Center in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Pallinghurst’s losses widen as Gemfields' value falls

Pallinghurst's losses have more than doubled due to a fall in the value of Gemfields before it took full control of the miner.

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

Find out whats happening this week in your M&A Pulse brought to you by DealMakers.

York Timber aims for Africa

York says it’s in talks with Norwegian-based forestry company Green Resources regarding a possible tie-up.

Op-Ed: Engineering study dispels myths on limits to renewable energy in the South African grid

A serious engineering study and report has dispelled the myths and propaganda peddled by fired former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.

Corporate finance activity of the week

The company successfully raised R15,4 billion through the placement 750 million shares at R20.50 per share. The placement shares represent 21.74% of the total issued shares...

KPMG SA: CEO Nhlamulo Dlomu – pulling a jumbo out of a nosedive

On Friday 15 September KPMG International made a dramatic admission that KPMG SA had fallen way short of governance standards.

Movers & Shakers - Andrew Parsons

Parsons was previously a director at Norton Rose Fulbright where he headed up the Commercial Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions department.

Thorts - The language never spoken

Sharpening your observational skills and developing your body language expertise enables you to quickly build rapport with just about anyone.

21 September 2017

Sasol shares slide as it moves to replace failed empowerment scheme

Sasol's Inzalo scheme, which was due to expire next year, will be replaced with a new one, but there's no payout to shareholders.

Take advantage of 12J tax relief while investing in disruptive technology.

Investing in a Section 12J company gives investors access to sectors that are limited or non-existent in the listed space on the JSE.

Chicken producers in a flap over flu outbreak

Quantum Foods and RCL have confirmed an outbreak of avian influenza at some of their farms in the Western Cape.

Rolfes gets hammered on restatement blip

Rolfes has been forced to restate financial results due to a number of accounting errors and the understatement of impairments.

SARS vs KPMG: Cornered Moyane risks total exposure

On Monday, SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane, barely able to contain his rage, denounced KPMG SA for retracting on Friday the findings and recommendations of its 2014...

Op-Ed: KPMG – Too big to fail?

KPMG is struggling to survive and its recent restructuring and public pronouncements have not helped its cause either.

20 September 2017

EOH shares flip-flop on full-year results

Shares in EOH rallied as much as 5.1% yesterday, before retracing to close 5.4% lower, despite the IT solutions and outsourcing group reassuring investors it was...

Sasfin’s earnings fall on rising impairments, mark-to-market

Sasfin says the weak economy, growing unemployment and the threat of further ratings downgrades are taking their toll on the local banking industry.

Discovery Results Presentation

Discovery CEO Adrian Gore gave another virtuoso performance to members of the Investment Analyst Society at the Wanderers Club. Let me tell you more about it....

amaBhungane & Scorpio #GuptaLeaks: A third Gupta-Transnet ‘kickback’ contract unearthed

Transnet bought seven of the world's most expensive port cranes because its Chinese state-owned supplier inflated the price to pay off the Guptas, a kickback contract...

Forex gains make up for weak sales at Holdsport

Brian Joffe is getting his final glimpse of Holdsport’s performance ahead of a shareholder vote on his offer to buy the sports goods retailer next month.

ANC Leadership Race: KwaZulu-Natal is Ground Zero

KwaZulu-Natal ANC's current leadership is set to fight for survival in a week that will see fierce lobbying and counter-lobbying to stay the effects of a...

19 September 2017

Steinhoff hauled before Dutch court as dispute raises its head again

Steinhoff has received a petition to be investigated by the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal.

Discovery claims robust health as it moves towards 2018 Ambition

Discovery says new business growth is gaining pace, boosting its profit despite the amount of cash it’s ploughing cash into new initiatives.

Implats begins retrenchment talks at Rustenburg mine

The company has started Section 189 consultation process as it battles to return to profitability in a tough environment for platinum producers.

DAWN shareholders say yay to offer for GDW

Distribution and Warehousing Network is confident shareholders will approve the sale of its 49% stake in Grohe DAWN Watertech to Lixil Corporation.

The week ahead

Interested in what economic indicators are being released this week? Interest rate movements? Equity markets? Company results? #TheWeekAhead by Chris Gilmour

18 September 2017

What companies a Section 12J Venture Capital Company can invest in.

Venture Capital Companies follow a strict and clearly defined set of regulations. In this post, we will look into the investment criteria for a qualifying company.

Curro to unbundle tertiary education division next month

Curro shareholders will receive one Stadio share for each Curro ordinary share held.

70% of SA execs unhappy with business conditions - index

Johannesburg - Business confidence has made a marginal recovery, having dropped 11 points in the second quarter from 40 to 29, it is up six points...

Sibanye-Stillwater blitzing ahead with US project

Sibayne-Stillwater says it’s making good progress on the development of the Blitz project at its US platinum group metals operations in the US.

AngloGold deal could stave off Kopanang closure

AngloGold Ashanti says it’s received unsolicited expressions of interest for its Kopanang Mine, which is being put on care and maintenance.

GroundUp: Gordhan urges South Africans to be informed about Eskom

Simple booklet explaining the Eskom Inquiry has been published. By William Yoder for GROUNDUP.

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