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.

27 November 2019

Omnia reveals green shoots

A turnaround at the chemicals, fertilizer and explosives group is gaining traction following its recent rights issue.

Transaction Capital accelerating growth

The financial services company plans to grow organically as well as through earnings accretive acquisitions.

Implats close to wrapping up palladium deal

Buying North American Palladium will provide geographical diversification and increased palladium exposure.

Great year all round, says Purple Group

The EasyEquities owner has narrowed its losses thanks to cost control and a big increase in revenue from the online investment platform.

Ingham Analytics issues a note on the big four banks titled "Valuation Update"

For those invested in the banking sector this note from Ingham Analytics is another must-read, providing a balanced perspective and assessment.

Wescoal optimistic about a better second half

The coal producer faced a number of operational challenges in the first half of its financial year, leaving it with a loss.

Advanced Health sells stake in Australian unit

The day hospital operator is selling a quarter of Presmed Australia to management and doctors.

26 November 2019

Pepkor closes up shop in Zimbabwe

The mass-market retailer has impaired The Building Company and closed up shop in Zimbabwe after incurring a loss from its operations there.

Zimbabwe weighs heavily on Nampak

The packaging group will report a loss from total operations due to foreign exchange losses in Zimbabwe and higher tax in Angola.

Sasol ready to gear up as Lake Charles ramps up

The oil and chemicals group has also warned of a decline in first-half earnings.

Invicta holds dividend as it reduces debt

Gearing at the engineering and capital equipment group has increased following a tax settlement with SARS in 2018.

Nine investment elements your parents wish they had – there’s never been a better time to be an investor

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The Week Ahead of 25 November with Chris Gilmour

Global growth showing a mixed signal. SA’s growth prospects declining.

Sirius prepares for more acquisitions

The German real estate investor says it will either buy assets using its own balance sheet or through its joint venture with AXA.

enX’s earnings halve in a tough year

The industrial group says its priority is to turn around underperforming businesses following the disposal of its fleet management unit to Bidvest.

25 November 2019

Naspers and Prosus focus on food delivery

The groups say they plan to grow investments in food delivery as it is a sector that can be transformed by technology.

Tiger Brands hurt by lingering impact of listeriosis

Full-year earnings have declined following a slower than expected recovery at its processed meats division and a challenging trading environment.

Security pushes CSG into a loss

The services group says an aggressive turnaround plan under a new CEO should turn its security business around.

Alex Forbes to report a return to profit

Interim results last year were impacted by a software write-off and a penalty for terminating an IT contract.

Lower chrome price tarnishes Tharisa’s earnings

The company will report a drop in full-year earnings after missing its production targets and fetching a lower price for its chrome concentrate.

Stenprop on track with MLI strategy

The real estate investment trust is bringing more of its German properties to market as it focuses on the UK industrial sector.

22 November 2019

Clothing constrains Mr Price

The retailer was left with too much inventory in its stores last winter, resulting in bigger markdowns and lower sales of full-priced clothing.

Investec held back by UK bank

The specialist bank and asset manager has reported a decline in first-half earnings due to weak market conditions in the UK.

Life Healthcare mulls Polish exit

The private hospital group says it is exploring options for Scanmed after selling its stake in Max Healthcare in India this year.

Brait makes progress with debt restructuring

The investment group has also resolved to maximise value through the realisation of assets in its portfolio over the next five years.

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)

Stefanutti to report a loss as client dispute escalates

The construction group says first-half earnings will be impacted by provisions and project losses totalling more than R1 billion.

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts – Crystallising value in B-BEE deals

The 100 largest JSE-listed companies have succeeded in generating approximately R317bn in value for B-BBEE participants but R208bn of this is still locked in shares

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