FirstRand confirms interest in UK bank

FirstRand confirms interest in UK bank

FirstRand plans to bulk up its UK business with the purchase of Aldermore Group in a deal worth close to R20 billion. - by Stephen Gunnion

Group Five gets offer for European concessions business

Group Five gets offer for European concessions business

Group Five rallied as much as 43% after it said it had received an unsolicited R1.6 billion offer from Greenbay Properties for its European business, - by Stephen Gunnion

Calgro M3 hampered by social unrest and drought

Calgro M3 hampered by social unrest and drought

Social unrest in Gauteng and drought in the Western Cape have hampered progress in Calgro’s Integrated Residential Development business. - by Stephen Gunnion

Project UBU - A venture opportunity

Project UBU - A venture opportunity

There has been much hype around Bitcoin, the first digital currency to create a sensation amongst investors. Now we bring you Project UBU. - by INCE|Community

Sibanye-Stillwater says platinum merger has averted closures

Sibanye-Stillwater says platinum merger has averted closures

Sibanye-Stillwater says it’s managed to achieve substantial synergies following the integration of the Rustenburg and Aquarius platinum operations into the group. - by Stephen Gunnion

Combined Motors revs up to overtake tough economy

Combined Motors revs up to overtake tough economy

Combined Motor Holdings says it’s done well to grow profit under tough economic trading conditions. - by Stephen Gunnion

Astral flies as it flags a spike in earnings

Astral flies as it flags a spike in earnings

Astral says it expects a sharp increase in 2017 profits after trading conditions continued to improve in the last couple of weeks of the period. - by Stephen Gunnion

The week ahead

The week ahead

A reminder to all IAS/CFA members that the annual CFA University Challenge will take place at the JSE at 17:30 on Tue 17 Oct. - by INCE|Community

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

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

Wondering whats happening in the M&A Space this week? Find out whats happening with JSE-listed companies, unlisted companies and companies in Africa. - by DealMakers

Corporate finance activity of the week

Corporate finance activity of the week

Your corporate finance activity of the week includes Exxaro, Argent Industrial, Mass Real Estate and many more companies in the M&A space. - by DealMakers

Thorts - Bitcoin

Thorts - Bitcoin

In the late 2000s, Bitcoin was counter-culture; revolution; anarchy; cypher-punk. It was anti-government, anti-control and commonly understood as the currency of the dark web and shady... - by DealMakers

Movers & Shakers - Govan Manuel

Movers & Shakers - Govan Manuel

Manuel’s area of expertise is mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate re-organisations and restructurings, general corporate finance and empowerment transactions. - by DealMakers

Stadio teams up with Brimstone to buy Milpark Business School

Stadio teams up with Brimstone to buy Milpark Business School

In its first big deal since listing, Stadio and Brimstone Investments have joined up to buy private tertiary education group Milpark Education. - by Stephen Gunnion

Aspen probed by UK watchdog for anticompetitive behaviour

Aspen probed by UK watchdog for anticompetitive behaviour

Britain’s competition regulator is the latest to scrutinise Aspen Pharmacare for possible infringement of competition laws. - by Stephen Gunnion

All Joy as AH-Vest’s tomato factory reduces imports and creates jobs

All Joy as AH-Vest’s tomato factory reduces imports and creates jobs

AH-Vest's new Tzaneen factory has started to meet its production targets, lifting revenue and reducing the need for tomato-paste imports to South Africa. - by Stephen Gunnion

Zuma Spy Tapes Judgment Day cometh: Will Shaun Abrahams finally honour his oath of office?

Zuma Spy Tapes Judgment Day cometh: Will Shaun Abrahams finally honour his oath of office?

Shaun Abrahams, head of the country's beleaguered National Prosecution Authority will find himself in the spotlight on Friday when the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein... - by DailyMaverick

Another day, another NEPI Rockcastle deal

Another day, another NEPI Rockcastle deal

NEPI Rockcastle says it’s buying the Serenada shopping centre and the adjacent Krokus centre in Poland’s second-largest city, Krakow. - by Stephen Gunnion

Super Group raises R500 million in oversubscribed book build

Super Group raises R500 million in oversubscribed book build

Super Group will use the proceeds to fund offshore acquisitions, including the UK dealership business Slough Motors and Spanish logistics group Ader. - by Stephen Gunnion

Survivor: The White House Edition

Survivor: The White House Edition

In which J. BROOKS SPECTOR suffers the fate of Samuel Taylor Coleridge with a vivid dream. Only, instead of the immortal poem, "Kubla Khan", he imagines... - by DailyMaverick

The week ahead

The week ahead

A reminder to all IAS/CFA members that the annual CFA University Challenge will take place at the JSE at 17:30 on Tue 17 Oct. - by INCE|Community

Taste hit by “brutal” decline in consumer spending

Taste hit by “brutal” decline in consumer spending

Taste says any operational gains made in the first half of its financial year were overshadowed by a “brutal and sustained decline in consumer spending”. - by Stephen Gunnion

Harmony glistens on production update

Harmony glistens on production update

Harmony Gold Mining says production from its South African underground operations will be 12% to 14% higher for the first quarter of its 2018 financial year. - by Stephen Gunnion

Equites rolls forward on logistics strategy

Equites rolls forward on logistics strategy

Equites Property Fund says it has benefited from continued demand for modern, well-located logistics facilities. - by Stephen Gunnion

Verimark’s profit falls as it lures customers with new products

Verimark’s profit falls as it lures customers with new products

Verimark has managed to grow first-half sales, despite tough conditions for consumer-related businesses due to reduced consumer spending. - by Stephen Gunnion

Vunani battles through tough economy

Vunani battles through tough economy

Vunani has weathered a tough first half, which saw performance fees decline and longer lead times to finalise advisory mandates. - by Stephen Gunnion