NEWS ARCHIVES


11 December 2019

No sweeteners in Tongaat results

Auditors Deloitte and Touche have raised concern about its ability to continue as a going concern.

Anglo geared for higher production

While the diversified miner is targeting a strong rise in production, it has trimmed its short-term guidance for diamonds, coal and iron ore.

Amplats warns of cost impact of load shedding

The platinum producer says power outages make it even more likely it will miss its cost guidance this year.

Harmony keeps workers above ground

The gold producer says it will resume underground shifts once it has the assurance of reliable power supply.

Load shedding poses threat to Merafe

The company says the power outages threaten the future viability of some of its operations and the wider ferroalloys sector.

Ingham Analytics issues a note on Baidu, the Chinese “Google”, entitled “Bide your time on Baidu”.

This latest note by Ingham Analytics is hot on the heels of the Prosus note last week "It’s all in Tencent"which also had a China tech...

Prosus crosses first Just Eat hurdle

The Spanish Markets and Competition Commission has cleared the acquisition of Just Eat shares by Prosus subsidiary MIH Food Delivery Holdings.




10 December 2019

Metrofile unveils private equity buyout deal

If the offer proceeds, shareholders will receive R3.30 per share as well as the rights to an interim dividend if it pays one.

Conduit swaps Constantia for stake in Trustco business

The investment company says shareholders will benefit from a stake in a larger and more diversified financial services group.

The Week Ahead 9 December 2019

Global growth to get a boost from EM economies next year.

Sibanye-Stillwater sets date for new listing

The current corporate structure has the SA gold assets at holding company level and platinum assets as subsidiaries.

Ingham Analytics issues a note on Baidu, the Chinese “Google”, entitled “Bide your time on Baidu”.

This latest note by Ingham Analytics is hot on the heels of the Prosus note last week "It’s all in Tencent"which also had a China tech...

New strategy takes shape at Alexander Forbes

The financial services group is wrapping up the sale of its insurance businesses as it prepares to expand its employee benefits operation.

New CEO for Stadio as it continues expansion

The tertiary education group says Southern Business School CEO Chris Vorster will replace Chris van der Merwe as it buys out minorities in the school.

Prosus to dish up more for Just Eat

Increasing its offer provided Just Eat shareholders with compelling value and a good reason to accept its all cash offer.




09 December 2019

Comair to pursue SAA settlement

The airline says it does not know what will happen with its settlement after the state-owned carrier was placed into business rescue.

Growthpoint wraps up Capital and Regional deal

New shares issued to Growthpoint will start trading on the JSE and LSE this morning.

African Rainbow banks on Tyme

The investment group is making good progress with TymeBank and data network operator rain but Kropz still faces challenges.

Aveng disposal falls through

The engineering and construction group says it is exploring alternatives after a deal to sell its Grinaker-LTA Ground Engineering business could not proceed.

Kibo passes first stage of Botswana restructuring

The group will own a smaller stake of a larger asset following a series of agreements with Shumba Energy.

Kore Potash issues shares to buy drill rigs

The fertiliser company says the acquisition is in line with its strategy to fund its development plans cost effectively.




06 December 2019

Glencore probed by SFO for bribery

The anti-fraud body says it is looking into the conduct by the Glencore group of companies, its officials, employees, agents and associated person.

ELB replaces its CEO

Charles Pettit heads up Apex Partners, which has built up a stake in the engineering and capital equipment supplier.

WG Wearne sells quarry to CIG

The Wearne quarry sits adjacent to Drift Supersand, a subsidiary of Consolidated Infrastructure Group.

Europa Metals completes first drill

The minerals explorer expects to receive the results of an independent metallurgical report on its Toral project by the end of the year.

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

Weekly summary of Merger & Acquisition activity by South African companies

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

Weekly summary of all Merger & Acquisition activity from across Africa (excluding South Africa)

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts – Mozambique’s largest equity market transaction

The sale of 4% of Cahora Bassa through an IPO is the largest equity capital markets transaction to ever occur in Mozambique




05 December 2019

Grand Parade loses taste for Burger King

The investment group plans to divest from the US burger chain that it has spent the past six years building up.

Accelerate trims distribution

The property fund has maintained full-year guidance as it pays down debt incurred to grow its stake in the Fourways mall.

Sygnia grows assets in a tough market

The fund manager has bucked the trend in a shrinking institutional savings market as the economy stagnate and retrenchments rise.

Sanlam maintains growth in challenging environment

The group has benefited from last year’s acquisition of the remaining stake in Morocco’s Saham Finances.

Bell impacted by SA slowdown

The group blames weaker demand, particularly in its home market, and a rising interest bill due to higher inventory levels.

What is the Golden Visa?

The Portuguese Golden Visa program is one of the most popular both in Europe and the world and for good reason.




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