NEWS ARCHIVES


16 September 2019

Old Mutual not backing down on Moyo litigation

The financial services group says a second letter terminating Peter Moyo’s contract remains valid and he is not welcome in the building.

Acquisitions boost Afrocentric’s health

The Medscheme owner has made a number of purchases as it grows its retail business.

Papua New Guinea muscles in on Harmony’s JV

Reports say the new government in Papua New Guinea wants to retain two-fifths of the gold from Wafi-Golpu

It is all about the experience for L2D

The shopping centre owner says the attraction of bricks and mortar stores complemented by unique experiential offerings continue to attract customers

Ingham Analytics issues a note on BHP entitled Earnings outlook remains encouraging

Ingham Analytics says that a visit to Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia reveals the sheer enormity of iron ore exports from Australia.

Labat gets high on cannabis deals

Its shares have jumped following a series of transactions as it establishes a cannabis businesses.

Texton warns of weaker distribution

The property fund says weak macro-economic conditions in SA and the UK have had a big impact on its 2019 dividend.




13 September 2019

Steinhoff granted leniency on record fine

To avoid penalising innocent shareholders further, the FSCA has remitted a portion of an administrative penalty.

AB InBev still mulling Asian IPO

News reports say the flotation could be announced as early as next week, with the share sale aimed at paying down debt.

Spur boosted by global expansion

The restaurant group has reported a healthy rise in earnings as it grows its global franchise.

OUTVest has launched an endowment product offering great after-tax returns of almost 7% for cash investments.

An endowment is a structure that uses an existing accessed tax loss, in this case from OUTsurance Life, to offer excellent after-tax returns to investors.

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

Weekly summary of M&A activity by South African companies

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

Weekly summary of all M&A activity from across Africa (excluding South Africa)

Safari strikes back at Comprop

The shopping centre owner says the ball is in Comprop’s court as it waits for it to address its concerns.

African Rainbow Capital blessed by Rain

Positive revaluations of data network operator Rain and digital bank TymeBank made up for weaker valuations on other investments.

Bowler Metcalf battens down the hatches

The plastics manufacturer says the sector is likely to remain volatile and it will buy back some of its undervalued shares.

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts – New guidelines set to shake up common practice for SA mergers

The Competition Commission’s new guidelines seek to offer a measure of certainty and transparency – missing in the earlier enforcement action.




12 September 2019

Prosus makes strong Amsterdam debut

The stock traded almost a third above its indicative reference price in early trade, valuing the company at over 120 billion euros.

Aspen gets debt under control

The pharmaceuticals maker has slashed debt by more than a quarter after selling assets and boosting its cash flow.

Growthpoint eyes UK mall owner as SA comes under pressure

The real estate investment trust says its 2020 dividend will be nominally higher at best.

OUTVest has launched an endowment product offering great after-tax returns of almost 7% for cash investments.

An endowment is a structure that uses an existing accessed tax loss, in this case from OUTsurance Life, to offer excellent after-tax returns to investors.

Resistant to Change, but Built to Adapt

There is an in-built contradiction to human beings. We are both insatiably curious and adaptable and yet wired to find comfort in routine and the familiar.

Capital and Regional defers dividend as Growthpoint circles

The shopping centre owner reported a first-half loss due to a fall in property valuations, driven by negative sentiment towards the sector.

Famous Brands says it has done ok

The restaurant group says its first-half results will be satisfactory, with revenue in line with expectations.

Rolfes to report a loss on impairments

The specialty chemicals group, which may be bought out, says it remains positioned for growth despite a difficult trading environment.

Grand Parade’s prospects improve

The casino and quick service restaurant group expects to report a improvement in full-year profit.




11 September 2019

Safari accused of frustrating takeover bid

Community Property Company has challenged Safari to publish letters from shareholders it claims are against the buyout.

Master Drilling develops new technology amid uncertainty

The drilling services specialist reported a decline in first-half dollar earnings as it battled a number of headwinds including a firmer rand.

RMI supported by Momentum as Discovery declines

The group has reported a mixed performance from its portfolio of investments due to higher claims and investment spend at Discovery and OUTsurance.

Mid Cap Darlings – Massmart

For all the gamers and gadget freaks, Game and Dion Wired has been around to help you scratch your itch.

Financial Literacy In An AI World

What is AI actually? Cognitive and intelligent automation lead for PwC Alistair Hofert believes the term AI is used loosely in discussions around the technology.

Attacq beats dividend guidance

The real estate investment trust has raised its full-year dividend by more than expected but says Edcon will weigh on its next payout.

Schroder says Paris property will be transformational

As part of its Winning Cities strategy, the group has been redeploying the proceeds from property sales into higher growth sectors.




06 September 2019

FirstRand maintains momentum

The banking group has grown earnings and its dividend despite subdued growth and rising risks.

Sanlam benefits from SAHAM acquisition

The purchase of the remainder of the Moroccan business last year contributed to a decent rise in operating profit.

No dividend as Implats returns to profit

The platinum producer blames uncertain and volatile conditions and the ongoing restructuring of its Rustenburg mines.

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

Weekly summary of M&A activity by South African companies

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

Weekly summary of all M&A activity from across Africa (excluding South Africa)

Hyprop lowers its distribution as it exits investments

The group is selling its assets in Africa outside SA due to a difficult trading and declining property prices.

Metrofile says its restructuring is working

The documents storage business reported a much stronger second half and said the benefits would continue to flow through.

Assore reports record earnings and dividend

The group has benefited from high iron ore prices and a weak rand but says geopolitical risks are weighing on global commodity markets.

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts – The anatomy of a ‘lawless’ acquisition

It is no secret that FinTech is growing at breakneck speed in Africa, with the current magic is happening in Ghana and in other ‘next-big-thing’ countries.




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