19 May 2021

Heineken makes a move on Distell

The Dutch brewing giant is interesting in buying the majority of Distell.

Vodacom raises earnings target as data usage grows

The mobile network operator invested more than R10-billion in its local infrastructure last year as demand grew.

Spar supported by Swiss and Irish operations

The wholesale and distribution group says its Southern African operations have been affected by changing consumer behaviour due to Covid-19.

Telkom boosted by mobile growth

The telecoms group will report a sharp rise in earnings as mobile service revenue grew and it paid less in severance and retirement packages.

Santova profits from disrupted shipping market

The trade solutions and logistics group says while volumes were down last year due to Covid-19 constraints, profit margins improved.



18 May 2021

Adapt IT dismisses Huge offer

An independent board has yet to opine on an all-cash takeover bid by Canadian firm Volaris.

Astral impacted by higher maize prices

The poultry group says it is likely to continue to be affected by higher raw material costs, while bird flu outbreaks also pose a threat.

Altron creates value in tough year

Shareholders have benefitted from the demerger of Bytes UK and its pursuit of growth areas like cloud and IT security.

Balwin makes second-half comeback

Sales were supported by the development of an online sales portal and ongoing demand for its residential properties.

Dipula resumes dividend as it reduces debt

The real estate investment trust held back on a distribution for its 2020 financial year due to the potential impact of Covid-19.

Calgro M3 in better shape

The housing and memorial parks developer says its improved liquidity will help it weather further challenges.

UK Court Sanction Hearing

UK Court Sanction Hearing

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17 May 2021

Steinhoff prices Pepco IPO

The final offer price implies a total equity value of its European subsidiary of about R85-billion.

TFG hit with UK impairment

The retail group has reported improving sales but will report a full-year loss after impairment its UK operations.

Sasol sells Mozambique pipeline stake

The energy and chemicals group will receive as much as R5-billion for the 30 percent stake.

Redefine defers dividend decision

The real estate investment trust says its holding back until the end of the year as a precautionary measure due to Covid-19.

Spear declares dividend after tough year

The Cape-focused real estate investment trust says its resilient portfolio has maintained high occupancies in its portfolio.

The Week Ahead

Higher inflation spooks global equity markets.

14 May 2021

Of false prophets and false profits

Apparently, I had no idea what I was talking about with Musk and Tesla and what appeared to me to be incredibly obvious risks.

Long4Life considers its options as earnings recover

The lifestyle investment group has not declared a dividend due to a share buy-back programme that may continue.

Absa flags big earnings recovery

Credit impairments have reduced after the blow out during the hard lockdown last year.

Steinhoff to oppose liquidation application

The former owners of Tekkie Town want their business or their money back.

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

Weekly summary of Merger & Acquisition activity by South African companies

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Tiger claws its way back

The fast-moving consumer goods group will report a sharp rise in earnings due to cost savings and after big impairments were not repeated.

Famous Brands hit with final GBK impairment

The restaurant group will report a full-year basic loss after the UK burger chain was placed into administration last October.

Astoria offloads CNA stake

The current management team of CNA is taking control at the same price Astoria paid for the stationery chain a year ago.

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

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

Thorts: Put your money where your mask is

Businesses are rethinking the way that they operate and finding ways to adapt and innovate to stay relevant.


13 May 2021

Prosus to acquire more of Naspers

The two companies hope the move will narrow the big discount their shares trade at relative to their underlying value.

Ascendis strikes deal with creditors

Ascendis Health will surrender its international operations to its lenders in exchange for clearing its massive debt burden.

Lewis soars on earnings growth

The retailer says it maintained good momentum in merchandise sales while the health of its debtors book also continued to improve.

Transaction Capital targets bigger stake in WeBuyCars

The company has resumed dividend payments after the used vehicle e-commerce business contributed to a strong first half.

Brait gets court sanction for Virgin restructuring

The investment firm says measures taken will have a big impact on the sustainability of the health club chain.

The global pandemic drove many of us to thinking how to make the world a better place, but how can we make a difference through ESG investing?

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considers three central factors in measuring the sustainability and societal impact of an investment in a company or business.

Curro acquires HeronBridge College

The private schools group says the acquisition is aligned with its intention to expand its geographical footprint and extend its education offering.



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