06 March 2020

Standard Bank stifled by economic malaise

The banking group says its core operations proved resilient despite difficult trading conditions.

Aspen keeping a watch on COVID-19

The group says excluding the potential impact of the coronavirus, it has set a strong solid base for its full-year performance.

Momentum Metropolitan gains traction

Halfway through its Reset and Grow strategy, the insurance group had delivered a double-digit increase in earnings.

STADIO beats prelisting forecasts

The higher education group grew student numbers last year despite a decline in enrolments at Milpark Education.

DealMakers AFRICA Annual Awards 2019

On March 3 2020, DealMakers AFRICA held its second standalone awards Nairobi to celebrate the achievements of the advisory firms in East and West Africa

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

Weekly summary of Merger & Acquisition activity by South African companies

Santam affected by rising catastrophe claims

The general insurer has maintained an underwriting margin at the top end of its target range despite higher claims.

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 Merger & Acquisition activity by South African companies

Thorts - Navigating deals in the mid-market sector

Transaction sizes in mid-market deals are vastly lower than with the mega-deals and advisers are required to right-size their offering

05 March 2020

intu ditches cash call on extreme conditions

The shopping centre owner says it remains focused on fixing its balance sheet and may sell more properties.

Afrox lifted by healthcare deal

The gases and welding group has reported a big rise in full-year profit thanks it its growing healthcare business.

Mpact trims dividend after tough year

The group says there has been no impact on sales or supply chains from the coronavirus yet but it is keeping a close watch.

Murray’s plan falls into place as orders roll in

The engineering and construction group says its Oil and Gas platform is positioned to become a meaningful contributors to earnings.

Grindrod’s new focus yields results

The freight, logistics and financial services group is positioning itself for opportunities in key trade corridors in Africa.

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Ingham Analytics issues their latest note on Sasol. The note is titled "What a gas".

Adapt IT rallies as it halts acquisitions

The software and digital solutions provider is prioritising getting its debt back to targeted levels.

Nedbank misses targets as recession bites

The banking group expects earnings for the year ahead to grow in line with the economy plus inflation.

04 March 2020

WBHO resumes dividend despite more provisions

The construction and infrastructure group has made further provisions as it completes the Western Roads Upgrade project in Australia.

Cashbuild maintains dividend despite tough trading

The building materials retailer says strong cash flows supported its interim dividend even though earnings declined.

RBPlat delivers record results

The platinum producer says the ramp-up of its Styldrift mine and strong cash flow generation should support future dividends.

Delta and Rebosis fail to agree on merger

The property funds have called off a merger of their businesses for the second time, sending their shares higher yesterday.

Attacq pays higher dividend

The real estate investment trust says its first-half performance was supported by its SA portfolio and strong dividends from MAS Real Estate.

Nedbank misses targets as recession bites

The banking group expects earnings for the year ahead to grow in line with the economy plus inflation.

03 March 2020

Bidvest still on the lookout for deals

The industrial services group says its debt levels remain comfortable and it will consider strategic investments here and offshore.

RCL’s Master Plans for sugar and chicken

Industry frameworks are being developed to address challenges local poultry and sugar groups continue to face due to cheap imports imbalances.

Datatec may list Logicalis business in Brazil

The ICT solutions and services group has appointed advisors to look into a possible flotation of its Latin American business on the B3 exchange.

Cartrack attracts foreign interest

The group says a foreign investor proposes floating a restructured group on a major stock exchange with a secondary listing on the JSE.

Sea Harvest reports a strong 2019 catch

The group has benefited from acquisitions and improved margins at its SA operations but has warned of weaker abalone sales due to the coronavirus.

MAS Real Estate lifts dividend on strong CEE performance

The property investors aims to dispose of the remainder of the Western European property investments by next year.

02 March 2020

Tongaat sells starch unit to Barloworld

The sugar producer and land owner will use the proceeds to reduce debt in line with a financing agreement with its lenders.

Northam buys more prefs as earnings surge

The platinum producer says it may consider resuming dividends in the medium term after it has de-risked the Zambezi preference share structure.

Diversified portfolio cushions African Rainbow

The commodities group has lifted its interim dividend by a quarter, supported by a strong rise in prices for platinum group metals.

2020 budget - backdrop to an outrageous prediction

This analysis, timed to take stock of the implications of the 2020 government budget, is a must-read too.

Blue Label returns to a profit after Cell C write-off

The group is now focused on improving cash generation, reducing debt and improving returns to shareholders.

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 2 March 2020

Global Equity markets suffer rapid correction.

CIG makes progress under tough conditions

The infrastructure group says although its turnaround will still take some time a solid platform has been established.

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