05 June 2018

Richemont trades handbags for old watches

The luxury goods group has sold luxury handbag maker Lancel to Piquadro and has bought

Studio marked up on higher student numbers

Shares in the tertiary education group shot up 20% after it updated the market on student numbers and outlined plans for a new Durbanville campus.

STAR receives summons from Tekkie Town

The retail group says it’s been advised that there’s no reasonable prospect of its being held liable for an earn-out deal.

Delta prepares for another tough year

The property fund expects earnings to decline marginally due to once-off lease adjustments and asset disposals.

The Week Ahead of 5 June 2018

In SA, private sector credit extension (PSCE) fell in Apr to 5.1% year on year (y/y) from 6% in Mar. The main culprit was reduced borrowing...

The semantics of stakeholder communications

Locals aren’t as enthused by the new development. Residents, occupying low-cost housing blocks, face the threat of eviction to make way for the new shopping gargantuan.

Top 10 richest people in Africa

Last year Africa had 21 billionaires and this year Africa has 23 with a combined total of $75.4 billion dollars. This is R956 065 460 000

04 June 2018

Mr Price is back on track

The retailer has normalised its dividend payout as its earnings recovered after last year’s blip.

Life gets a healthy boost from Alliance

The inclusion of Alliance Medical’s earnings for the full six months led to Life Healthcare’s profit more than doubling.

Metair powers up battery unit with Slovenian deal

If the deal goes ahead, Metair says it will make it a key player in the global energy solutions market.

Public Investment Corporation: CEO Matjila says he's staying put at embattled PIC while the pressure builds for greater transparency

Claims of Dan Matjila's looming suspension arose earlier this week when it emerged that the PIC's investment committee is looking again at the corporation's recent R4.3-billion...

Canada hits US with billions in retaliatory tariffs in steel row

Canada hit back at steep US tariffs on aluminum and steel on Thursday, announcing retaliatory duties on up to Can$16.6 billion (US$12.8 billion) in American imports.

MAVERICK INTERVIEW: Reserve Bank Governor Kganyago, a voice of reason amid a political cacophony

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago is a level-headed man who remains above the political fray while steering the country's macroeconomic policy. Kganyago is unassuming and brilliant,...

01 June 2018

Jewellery loses its sparkle at Taste

The fast food and luxury goods group has reported wider losses as it invests in rolling out Domino’s and Starbucks outlets.

Murray tries to get ATON on side for Aveng deal

Shares in Aveng jumped 36% yesterday after Murray & Roberts said it planned to discuss the merits of a merger with ATON.

Security acquisitions boost CSG’s earnings

The contract services group has grown its Security and Risk Solutions business through a number of deals last year.

Huge Group no longer a minnow

The telecoms and fintech group says acquisitions made last year have opened it up to new growth opportunities.

Greenbay to buy back “undervalued” shares

The property group plans to buy back up to 4.99% of its own shares as it says they trade at a big discount to NAV.

Sport in an INCEtant! 1 June 2018

This week, I have to recommend staying up late on Saturday night to watch the Springboks in action against Wales. This will be the first time...

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

Have a look to see what is happening this week in our DealMakers section with the latest M&A results with JSE-listed, unlisted and companies in Africa...

Corporate finance activity of the week

Old Mutual has announced it intends to proceed with a global offering of up to 9.6% of Quilter. The price range will be published on June...

Thorts - Peermont repositions for long-term growth

Peermont, a leading South African gaming, entertainment and hospitality company, has implemented a range of complex and holistic balance sheet optimisation transactions to position the company...

Movers & Shakers - Brett Roberts

Prior to joining Bravura, Roberts held positions at Rand Merchant Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (London and Johannesburg), Deutsche Bank (London) and Vodacom (internal M&A).

31 May 2018

Spar gets Irish boost on weaker rand

Almost a third of Spar’s turnover is generated in foreign currency and the rand’s depreciation against the euro helped boost first-half earnings.

Nampak gets cash out of Nigeria as business picks up

The packaging group still plans to sell its glass business and expects to conclude a deal by the first half of next year.

Vukile to list Spanish subsidiary as it grows offshore

The real estate investment trust is experiencing strong deal flow and seeing the benefits of the operating infrastructure it has created in Spain.

Finbond eyes further US growth as a rand hedge

The short-term lender says there are big opportunities in the $46 billion per year US alternative financial services market.

Anderson sails into French Open Round 2

Cape Town - South Africa's top tennis player, Kevin Anderson , has sailed into the second round of the French Open after a straight-sets victory over...

EU to observe Zimbabwe polls for first time in 16 years

The European Union will deploy observers to Zimbabwe's general election expected in July, the first time in 16 years the bloc will monitor polls in the...

30 May 2018

STAR falls on Steinhoff provisions

The retailer says the fall in Steinhoff’s share price meant the risk of liability on its third-party guarantees could no longer be considered remote.

Aveng not throwing in the towel yet

Aveng says merging with M&R would be in the best interests of shareholders and it’s continuing to pursue a deal.

MTN launches Ghana IPO

The offer price values MTN’s Ghanaian operation at about R17 billion.

African Bank's cautious approach pays off

The bank that was formed out of ABIL’s good assets has reported a drop in credit impairments as it focuses on lower-risk customers.

Insimbi benefits from recycling in tough environment

While its foundation business experience a tough year, it was supported by its metals recycling operation.

Italy plunges into political crisis after govt talks collapse

Italy was mired in fresh political chaos after the populist parties' bid to take power collapsed with the president set to appoint Monday a pro-austerity economist...

Trump sees ‘brilliant potential’ for N.Korea as summit prep continues

US and North Korean officials met Sunday at a border truce village as preparations resumed for a high-stakes, high-drama summit that President Donald Trump suggests could...

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