NEWS ARCHIVES


13 November 2019

Telkom in talks as it grows mobile

It is rumoured the group may make another attempt to buy Cell C to grow its mobile offering as its legacy business declines.

Kumba tweaks sales target on Saldanha closure

The iron ore producer says the bulk of its sales are outside SA but it will continue to assess the impact of the AMSA strategic review.

Rolfes hits back at JSE censure

The specialty chemicals group says it took measures as soon as it became aware of accounting irregularities, including notifying the exchange.

Lighthouse Capital meets distribution guidance

The European property investor says it will grow distributions by at least 5 percent next year.

Accéntuate negotiates with potential funders

The infrastructure group says its auditors have questioned its ability to continue as a going concern.

Mid Cap Darlings – Barloworld

Barloworld is an integrated fleet solutions, product support, and logistics management company.

EPE Capital Partners grows its NAV

The private equity investors has benefitted from a strong performance from some of its underlying holdings.

MultiChoice’s maiden dividend still on the schedule

The video entertainment group says its strong balance sheet will support a maiden dividend at the end of the year.




12 November 2019

ArcelorMittal to shut down Saldanha plant

The steelmaker says there is little prospect of Saldanha Works turning around its severe financial losses in the short to medium term.

Prosus lowers threshold to gobble up Just Eat

Just Eat has snubbed the Prosus offer, saying a merger with Takeway.com will create more value for shareholders in the long-term.

Vodacom pays special div as international operations grow

The mobile network operator has trimmed its interim payout but declared a special dividend as its international operations grow.

Aspen sells Japanese business to settle debt

The group is selling the operation to German-based drug group Sandoz and will use the proceeds to further reduce its debt.

Raubex rides on renewable projects

The group has reported a strong rebound in earnings thanks to a number of renewable energy contracts that are underway.

MultiChoice’s maiden dividend still on the schedule

The video entertainment group says its strong balance sheet will support a maiden dividend at the end of the year.




11 November 2019

Hong Kong protests curb sales at Richemont

The luxury goods group reported double-digit sales growth in a number of markets but was hindered by recent street protests in Hong Kong.

Tiger Brands may sell processed meats business

The food producer says an evaluation of its Value Added Meat Products division was delayed after the listeriosis outbreak last year.

Steinhoff looks at options for early settlement

The furniture retailer says it is considering an equity issuance as part of its overall strategy to settle litigation against it.

Aspen lines up more asset sales

The pharmaceuticals manufacturer says it may sell a commercial business in the Asia Pacific region.

Gold Fields maintains guidance despite weaker Q3

The gold producer expects production to reach the top end of its forecast as South Deep makes progress.

Wescoal flags a half-year loss

The group has been affected by a number of factors, including six weeks of downtime at its Vanggatfontein mine due to violent protests.




08 November 2019

The Foschini Group takes cautious approach

Ahead of the peak season for retailers, the group says trading conditions have continued to tighten in its biggest market.

Truworths says trading remains tough

The retail group has grown sales by 2 percent in the first four months of its financial year and expects conditions to remain challenging.

Strike weighs on Dis-Chem’s earnings

The discount pharmacy group has reported a decline in first-half earnings despite higher revenue as it rolled out more stores.

DealMakers South Africa M&A Analysis Q1-Q3 2019

Round up of South African M&A activity for the period Q1-Q3 2019 plus the M&A and GCF league tables

DealMakers AFRICA M&A Analysis Q1-Q3 2019 (excluding South Africa)

DealMakers AFRICA Q1-Q3 roundup of M&A activity on the Continent

Disposal to boost AVI earnings

The group reported a small increase in first-quarter sales and says earnings will be boosted by the disposal of its Australian joint venture.

PPC struck by Zimbabwe hyperinflation

The cement producer may report a first-half loss after it was forced to apply hyperinflationary accounting to its operations in Zimbabwe.

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)

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

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It has been two months since Ingham Analytics last issued a note on FirstRand.




07 November 2019

intu sinks as it mulls a rights issue

The shopping centre owner says its top priority is to fix its balance sheet as rental income comes under pressure.

South32 strikes SA coal deal

Seriti Resources will make an upfront payment of R100 million for SA Energy Coal and share its free cash flow until March 2024.

New strategic investor for Renergen

If Notable Pioneer exercises its option it will become the largest shareholder of the liquefied natural gas and helium producer.

Aveng makes progress with disposals

The engineering and construction group expects to finalise the sale of non-core businesses by next June.

This "Outperformer" in the banking sector has proven to yield the best result to date...

It has been two months since Ingham Analytics last issued a note on FirstRand.




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