06 February 2020

Steinhoff rally peters out

The embattled retailer has rallied this week following reports that private equity buyers are circling its Pepco Group subsidiary.

Ascendis on the mend

The pharmaceuticals business has reported strong international sales and an improvement at some of its SA businesses.

Sappi bogged down by weak pulp prices

A good performance at its packaging and specialities segment was not enough to make up for the unprecedented fall in DWP prices.

Rightsized for better times...

Ingham Analytics says the building and construction sector of the JSE is a shadow of what it was before the football world cup a decade ago.

Universal Partners takes Techstream stake

The investment will be the sixth since the company listed on the Alternative Exchange of the JSE in August 2016.

Do your investments save you tax?

It is nearly the end of the 2020 tax year, and taxpayers should consider their options timeously.

05 February 2020

Vodacom prepares for 5G rollout

The mobile network operator says a roaming agreement with Liquid Telecom means it can launch fifth generation wireless technology this year.

Invicta mulls rights issue

The group is evaluating and undertaking a number of strategic and operational initials including a review of its capital allocation.

Edcon offloads CNA to Astoria

A consortium majority owned by Astoria Investments plans to refocus CNA as a retailer of books, stationary and magazines.

How to avoid the Naspers / Prosus capital gains tax event this financial year

Its old news by now that Prosus shareholders have found themselves in a situation where their share issue has left them with a tax event and...

Glencore benefits from Katanga ramp-up

The commodities producer and trader grew cobalt production by 10 percent as it boosted output at the DRC mine.

City Lodge warns of lower earnings

The hotels group says trading conditions have been weak and it has also been impacted by the implementation of new accounting standards.

04 February 2020

Tongaat slumps as trading resumes

The decline in its shares will make it more expensive to use equity to pay down its massive debt pile.

Barloworld buys Mongolian Caterpillar dealer

The earthmoving equipment has bought Wagner Asia Equipment in line with its strategy to allocation capital to opportunities that complement its competencies.

How to avoid the Naspers / Prosus capital gains tax event this financial year

Its old news by now that Prosus shareholders have found themselves in a situation where their share issue has left them with a tax event and...

RBPlat settles early with Amplats

The platinum producer has paid in full for the remaining stake in BRPM that it acquired from Amplats late last year.

Merafe JV hit by load shedding

The decision by Eskom to increase load shedding in December was one of a number of factors leading to lower ferrochrome production.

The Week Ahead with Chris Gilmour 4 February 2020

Global equity markets continue to suffer from the perceived economic impact of the Corona virus

Orion Minerals encouraged by Australian drilling results

The Australian minerals explorer says the Fraser Range Belt in Australia bears similarities to the Areachap Minerals Belt in the Northern Cape.

03 February 2020

Tongaat sweetens results with recovery plan

The sugar producer and land owner is expected to resume trading of its shares on the JSE after releasing interim results on Friday.

Sasol prepares investors for earnings fall

The energy and chemicals group blames lower prices for its products and costs associated with its Lake Charles Chemicals Project in the US.

Hudaco calls for urgent action

The automotive and industrial parts distributor says meaningful action is needed from the government to kickstart the economy.

Ninety One prepares for vote

The asset manager aims to demerge from Investec and list in London and Johannesburg in mid-March.

Momentum Metropolitan winds up Alex Forbes deal

The insurance group says the acquisition of AFI will position it in the top three short-term insurers in SA

MC Mining CEO quits

CFO Brenda Berlin will take over in an acting capacity as the coal miner continues to secure funding for its Makhado project.

31 January 2020

Game on for Massmart as it aims for recovery

The retail and wholesale giant will collapse its four divisions into two amid a deteriorating performance.

EOH makes headway with cost savings

The technology group says it has continued trimming the fat as trading conditions remain difficult.

DRDGOLD gets the benefit of West Rand tailings

The tailings retreatment specialist says its interim results include the first period of full production at Far West Gold Recoveries.

Sasol says Lake Charles continues to kick into gear

The chemicals and energy group says the ethoxylates unit at Lake Charles has achieved beneficial operation, ahead of schedule.

Ansarada DealMakers Annual Awards

A look at the shortlisted nominees for the INCE Individual DealMaker of the Year 2019

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

Weekly summary of Merger & Acquisition activity by South African companies

Ascendis breaks silence on failed Remedica sale

The pharmaceuticals group says it remains committed to deleveraging its balance sheet but will not sell Remedica on the cheap.

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 - Private equity firms’ concerns taken into account in merger control process

The key consideration for private equity firms is how control is viewed regarding the private equity firm’s economic group and how turnover is calculated

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