NEWS ARCHIVES


16 April 2019

Bumper crop from Kaap Agri

The farming community retailer and agri-services group will post a sharp rise in first-half sales as it expands and gains market share.

Orion suspends trade ahead of fund raising

The minerals explorer plans to issue more shares and introduce a larger empowerment shareholding as it moves ahead with its Prieska Project.

Special div as Gemfields sells Jupiter

The group has sold its remaining stake in ASX-listed Jupiter as it focuses on its coloured gemstone operations.

New Frontier considers delisting

The UK and continental Europe property investor is looking for ways to protect the value of its assets due to Brexit.

Purple Group reduces losses

The financial services group has prepared investors for a much smaller first-half loss.

The Week Ahead of 15 April 2019

Two global organisations-the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO)-released gloomy forecasts for global economic growth last week. The WTO’s latest global trade...

Spear bolsters Western Cape industrial assets

The real estate investment trust is paying R112 million for the Radnor Road Distribution Centre.




15 April 2019

EOH warns of hefty loss

The company will report a big loss when it releases first-half results tomorrow due to a number of impairments and write-downs.

Brimstone pulls out of Clover deal due to Israeli connection

The empowerment group bowed to shareholder and community pressure due to the inclusion of an Israeli company in the transaction.

Unexpected developments delay AEEI’s results

The investment group says it still hopes to release its interim results before the end of May deadline.

Grand Parade chair still has skin in the game

The gaming and leisure group says Hassan Adams and his associates remain significant shareholders following last week share sale.

Higher taxes to upset Oceana’s catch

The fishing group says first-half gross profit rose sharply but higher taxes will result in lower earnings.

Jasco benefits from acquisition, ICT contracts

The group has swung back to a profit and plans to review its capital structure to unlock potential future growth opportunities.




12 April 2019

Sibanye-Stillwater gets cash upfront for gold

Combined with this week’s equity raise, the gold and platinum producer has access to about R10 billion of undrawn credit.

Altron rallies on profit forecast

More dividends lie ahead after the IT and electronics group said it expected a strong rise in full-year earnings.

Zeder marks down its investment in Pioneer

The investment group’s value has dropped following a 37% slide in Pioneer Foods’ share price.

Steinhoff’s Conforama secures funding arrangement

The French retailer says the capital will ensure the stability of its capital structure and operations.

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)

Tharisa’s production picks up despite blackouts

The platinum and chrome producer says it’s back on track to meet its Vision 2020 targets following improvements at its mining operations.

AH-Vest benefits from improved capacity

The branded sauces company invested in plant and equipment in the six months to end-December for its Veri Peri line of sauces.

Cashbuild lifted by new stores

Third-quarter growth was driven entirely by the new stores opened or acquired since the start of its 2018 financial year.

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts - Higher penalties on the cards for failing to notify mergers

The Tribunal has the power to impose penalties of up to 10% of a firm's annual turnover in SA for failing to notify a merger




11 April 2019

Value Capital raises the stakes in Grand Parade

The activist investor has grown its shareholding to above 20% as chairman Hassan Adams reduces his stake.

Arrowhead and Gemgrow plan merger

The real estate investment trusts say a single listing will create a simpler group structure and benefit shareholders.

Sibanye raises R1.7 billlion capital buffer

The gold and platinum producer sold close to 109-million shares at R15.50 each to existing and new institutional investors.

Barloworld broadens black ownership in R3.5 billion transaction

The industrial conglomerate is selling a portfolio of its SA property to black investors, including employees, management and the broader public.

Santova expands its European offering

The logistics group will pay up to €1.92 for MLG Maritime Cargo Logistics as it expands its global presence.

Mid Cap Darlings – Life Healthcare Limited

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PSV in talks to raise capital

The industrial holding company gave no further details but the capital injection follows the sale of a stake to Regis Holdings last year.

enX still mulling options for fleet management unit

The industrial holding group says it’s also reviewing other opportunities to create more shareholder value.

Business Maverick: Are South African cellphone companies becoming a new form of African government ATM machine?

First, the Nigerian government imposed massive fines of MTN in disputed circumstances for notional regulatory infractions. Now the executives of Vodacom's Tanzanian business have been arrested...

BUSINESS MAVERICK ANALYSIS: Trading on US-China deal to deliver the goods

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10 April 2019

Sibanye plans capital raise as strike continues

The gold and platinum producer plans to raise R1.8 billion to tide it over but may resume dividend payments if all goes well.

Rolfes rallies as CEO buys shares

In what could be seen as a vote of confidence, Richard Buttle has spent more than half a million rand on the company’s shares.

Murray’s Dubai dispute nears an end

Dubai’s Department of Civil Aviation and the HMRT joint venture have to agree on a final account for the cancelled Dubai International Airport contract.

Premier Fishing lifted by squid acquisition

The fisheries group says it’s seeing the benefits of last year’s acquisition of Talhado Fishing Enterprises.

The Week Ahead of 8 April 2019

The S&P 500 may make a new high this quarter

Jasco flags a return to profit

The electronics group’s ICT businesses have benefitted from higher spend in the telecommunications sector.

Indequity benefits from investment gains

The short-term insurer expects to report a strong rise in first-half earnings helped by a rise in investment income.

Accéntuate’s profits fall over 120% due to loss on Pentafloor

During 2017, Accéntuate purchased flooring specialist Pentafloor for R19.19 million to diversify the company’s offering in the flooring infrastructure segment.

Kibo shares soar 150% after CEO updates shareholders on four key projects

Over the past six months, JSE- and Aim-listed Kibo Energy has embarked on an extreme business makeover by selling off its mining assets to switch its...

4Sight shares up 40% thanks to higher earnings

On 27 March, Mauritian-based investment holding company 4Sight provided shareholders with an accurate trading update; from the one, the company released on 22 March.

Sibanye wants gold strike declared unprotected

AMCU says a verification process into membership numbers at Sibanye’s gold mines was flawed and the company was premature in declaring victory.




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