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30 July 2019
The shopping centre owner says the quality of its properties have helped cushion it against the tough economy.
The UK shopping centre owner has reported a loss after lowering the value of its properties.
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Private equity fund Apis is subscribing for shares in the financial services group and may extend an offer to minority shareholders.
29 July 2019
Almost all votes cast at last week’s general meeting were in favour of issuing new shares as the group grapples with high debt.
Its shares are worth less than half their value of two years ago despite the positive effects of a restructuring.
The empowerment group expects to incur once-off costs running into the millions following its decision to withdraw from the transaction.
The construction group has raised R120 million of ring-fenced project capital as part of a larger funding plan.
The telecommunications solutions company has declared a 1.5c per share dividend although its 2019 earnings have tumbled more than 90%.
26 July 2019
The group says the buyback recognises the resilience of its position and builds upon the $3.4 billion returned to shareholders since mid-2017.
Despite a higher rand-oil price, the group will report a fall in full-year earnings after writing own its assets by R18.1 billion.
Interestingly, in 2016, Anglo American changed its mind about disposing of its large stake in Kumba. There must be good reason for that so does that...
Weekly summary of M&A activity by South African companies
Weekly summary of all M&A activity from across Africa (excluding South Africa)
The brewer had its best quarterly beer sales in over five years in the three months to end-June.
The London property owner plans to list Covent Garden as a separate REIT while it mulls expressions of interest in Earls Court.
The mobile network operator anticipated slower growth in SA due to new data regulations, price cuts and the weak economy.
The R1.94 billion disposal forms part of its strategy to focus on its employee benefits business.
Weekly summary of corporate finance activity by South African exchange listed companies
It makes sense for potential offerors to be able to engage with material shareholders in a target before an offer is formally launched.
25 July 2019
The chemicals and explosives group expects the benefits of realignment projects to outweigh the costs in the second half of its financial year.
The branded consumer goods group says the difficult trading environment has limited sales growth.
The paper and packaging group says underlying earnings rose by up to a third, supported by its containerboard operations.
The automotive components and energy storage business has flagged a rise of as much as 23% in first-half earnings.
The black-owned financial services group plans to list on A2X markets at the end of the month as it progresses to the JSE’s Main Board.
The electronics group says impairments, increased provisions and legal fees have pushed it into the red.
24 July 2019
The iron ore producer has raised its payout ratio due to its strong cash position.
Close to 100% of the bondholders have accepted, or indicated their interest in, an early offer to convert their bonds to equity.
The investment group has reported a decline in its net asset value due to continued pressure on the share price of British American Tobacco.
The trading statement came ahead of the suspension of Mondi Ltd shares as the group starts operating under a single holding company.
The platinum producer has warned of bigger first-half losses despite record production.
The investment group has disposed of most of its listed investments as it returns capital to shareholders.