NEWS ARCHIVES


22 June 2021

An Apple a day doesn't keep antitrust away

Apple is now under investigation by German antitrust authorities. This is just the latest news in a long line of regulatory risks for the FAANG giants.

Ford and General Motors increase their earnings guidance

Despite supply chain challenges from chip shortages, Ford and General Motors have increased their second quarter earnings expectations.

High on helium

Renergen has announced a 1.1% helium discovery at its Evander project.

Another bite at Burger King

Grand Parade Investments isn't going down without a fight, as the parties "engage with the Competition Commission" re: the Burger King decision.

Naspers reports a sharp increase in earnings

Naspers and Prosus released their annual results announcement for the year ended March 2021, a watershed year for growth-oriented investments.

Emira Property Fund Limited

Northam Platinum Limited




21 June 2021

MAGIC MARKETS PODCAST: Investing Down Under

The Australian market offers much greater liquidity in the small cap space than the JSE, thanks to a far broader spread of retail shareholders.

Property updates: Accelerate and Fortress

Investors in Accelerate and Fortress will have to be patient for more dividends, with both property funds unable to pay distributions, albeit for different reasons.

Sephaku cementing a recovery

Sephaku is the latest company to add to the positive construction industry narrative that is becoming a feature of the market.

The value of Value Reporting

A new reporting framework should drive improved thinking and reporting on the issues and relationships that truly drive enterprise value.

The Week Ahead

The US Fed indicates that US interest rates could rise sooner than anticipated.




18 June 2021

Deep Catch. Deep Earn-Outs.

Imperial Logistics is acquiring Deep Catch, an integrated logistics business headquartered in Namibia. It's a wonderful case study for techniques used in structuring deals.

The Healthy Company Book Launch Event

The Healthy Company, written by Professor Mervyn King SC and Leigh Roberts, is a handbook for directors and executives - and those on their way to...

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)

Thorts: Permanent Capital Vehicles - the future for infrastructure funds

As more listed vehicles start trading and gain significant scale, there will be serious activity in this space which bodes well for the future of infrastructure...

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Stellar Capital Partners Limited

Imperial Logistics Limited




17 June 2021

Mpactful investment in South Africa

Mpact has released a strong earnings update and confirmed that R500m has been earmarked for further investment in South Africa.

Arrowhead will work together with Fairvest

Arrowhead's independent board has assessed Fairvest's approach and determined that the firms should work together to propose a merger.

Irongate raises A$50m on the JSE

The Investec Australia Property Fund rebranded to Irongate Group in late 2020 and has successfully tapped the market for capital.

Bell Equipment: a company of few words

Bell's profitability seems to be recovering quickly, which activist shareholders will be watching with interest.

s12J: write off 100% of your investment against taxable income

Section 12J is an investment tax incentive designed to encourage investment into a range of private companies which meet defined criteria.




15 June 2021

Sanlam allocating more capital to SA

Sanlam is acquiring Alexander Forbes' Life business for R100m, thereby strengthening its position in the South African market.

Advice-led and capital-light

Alexander Forbes has walked a difficult road but is upbeat about its new operating model.

Another Huge circular is upon us

Huge Group has released its Category 1 circular to shareholders. It's worth revisiting just how much paperwork there is in this Adapt IT bidding war.

Is formal wear making a comeback?

Ted Baker isn't on the radar of SA investors, but the London-listed retailer has brought us some fascinating insights in its latest results.

Can a single model portfolio cover all the requirements of risk versus return or does one need to be invested across a range of them?

Model portfolios are diversified groups of assets designed to achieve an expected return with a corresponding risk.




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