04 December 2019

Curro expands Gauteng presence

The private education group has bought a school and two pre-schools in deals that it says are not material but are strategic.

Orion attracts investor interest

The minerals explorer says potential equity partners have indicated interest in taking stakes in its miner operating subsidiary companies.

Grindrod Shipping buys more time for IVS deal

The shipping group is also in talks with lenders to provide it with the capital it needs to acquire an additional stake in IVS Bulk.

New Frontier Properties to stay listed for now

The struggling property fund says its lenders want it to remain a listed entity as it repays debt through property disposals.

Choppies finds buyers for SA stores

The Botswana-based retailer is selling its SA operations for R1 and outstanding debt.

03 December 2019

Cash flush Capco goes shopping

The Covent Garden landlord says a strong balance sheet and financial flexibility position it to capitalise on investment opportunities.

Trencor to list Textainer next week

Shareholders will receive shares in the container group as a distribution in specie following its inward listing on the JSE.

Vukile positive on dividend growth

The real estate investment trust now generates close to half its earnings from Spain, where it is well placed to deliver sustainable returns.

CIG close to debt deal after tough year

The power and energy infrastructure group is trying to reduce interest-bearing debt following a recapitalisation earlier this year

Taste wraps up food disposals

The group is exiting its food brand franchise businesses and will focus on luxury goods after failing to raise capital for expansion.

Ingham Analytics issues a note on Prosus entitled “It’s all in Tencent”.

Ingham Analytics has a fascinating insight into Prosus less than three months after the restructuring that resulted in a Euronext listing of Prosus, in which Naspers...

Sirius buys new business park

The Germany property owner will fund the deal with a mixture of debt and the proceeds from recent disposals.

02 December 2019

Tongaat to pursue executives for fraud

A probe has found that some senior executives fiddled the books at the sugar producer and land owner, resulting in an overstatement of profit.

Cell C hangs up on Telkom

The struggling mobile network operator has spurned a potential takeover by its rival.

Investec sets date for asset management listing

Investec plans to sell a stake in Ninety One in a secondary cash placing when it lists in the middle of March.

Stefanutti denies impropriety in social investment

The construction group says it was an unwitting contributor to what may have been a slush fund for the benefit of certain Eskom executives.

Phumelela raises red flag on horse racing

The group says horse racing is at an unenviable juncture and that a more equitable funding dispensation is needed for the sport to survive.

The Week Ahead of 2 December with Chris Gilmour

Global growth has probably turned up but nothing profound insight.

L2D attracts new tenants

The property fund says initiates taken to engage customers at its shopping centres have resulted in trading density growth.

29 November 2019

Ince raises BEE stake in KhumaloCo deal

The deal with Andile Khumalo increases its Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment rating from Level 8 to Level 2.

Troubles mount at Stefanutti Stocks

The construction group has raised funding requirements as it battles to get payment from some clients.

Murray on track with strategic plan

Its total order book has swelled to R54.8 million after US subsidiary Clough won a large petrochemical project.

Investing in Africa

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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)

Better harvest for Kaap Agri

The agricultural group credits its ongoing diversification, growth strategy and resilience for an improvement in earnings.

Quantum’s eggs aren't all in one basket

The group says investment in its less cyclical feeds, farming and other African business should cushion the impact of weak egg prices.

Tharisa’s profit dented as output declines

Production was curtailed as the group redesigned the mining operation as chrome concentrate prices declined.

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts – How SA retirement funds could lead the world in ESG investing

Retirement funds are warming up to the idea of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, but regulation – with a few exceptions – is not particularly...

28 November 2019

Ethos to drive Brait’s new strategy

Ethos will become the new strategic equity partner and advisor to the investment group as it prepares for a R5.25 billion rights issue.

Woolworths steals a march on grocery rivals

While SA sales are showing a continued improvement, its operations in Australia remain challenging.

BAT still smoking despite tougher regulations

The cigarette and nicotine replacement manufacturer says it is on track for a strong year as it delivers on its priorities.

Nampak at a loss over Zimbabwe devaluation

The packaging group has been impacted by a decline in the value of the Zimbabwe currency that left it with a massive devaluation loss.

Leading SA developer offers hassle-free investment option in Lisbon

For many relatively wealthy South Africans the question has become not whether to invest offshore, but how.

Arrowhead holds up in tough environment

The REIT says distributable income next year will be negatively impacted by its listed investment and a major tenant failure.

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