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M&A in sub-Saharan Africa soars

According to analysis by Thomson Reuters, the value of announced M&A transactions with any sub-Saharan African involvement reached $10.1 billion during the first quarter of 2017 – the highest opening quarter total in six years.

Thomson Reuters found that inbound M&A reached a seven-year high of $6.4 billion – more than five…

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Added by CFO South Africa on April 24, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments

Shoprite and Steinhoff end merger talks

Steinhoff International and Shoprite Holdings have terminated their merger negotiations. This follows much criticism levelled at the deal by various parties, as well as Shoprite minority shareholders arguing that the transaction was not in their best interests. Under the proposed deal, Steinhoff…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 20, 2017 at 19:00 — No Comments

Mondi Group acquires Excelsior Technologies

JSE-listed Mondi Group has acquired 100% of the outstanding share capital of Excelsior Technologies (a vertically integrated producer of innovative flexible packaging solutions) from funds managed by Endless LLP and certain other minority shareholders, for a total consideration of £33 million, on a debt and cash- free basis.

David…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 18, 2017 at 8:00 — No Comments

Twinsaver Group diversifies in FMCGs, acquires Validus Medical

The Twinsaver Group has announced its acquisition of Validus Medical, a leading manufacturer of hygienic disposable products. The sale, yet to be approved by the Competition Commission, signals a new chapter in Twinsaver’s journey as it moves to focus on establishing the business as a…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 16, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Deloitte celebrates Reporting Accountants award at DealMakers Gala 2017

Professional services firm Deloitte went home with the Reporting Accountants awards by Deal Flow during the 16th annual DealMakers Gala Awards Banquet on 15 February 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre. A jovial CFO South Africa MD Graham Fehrsen handed…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 16, 2017 at 13:00 — No Comments

Insider’s guide to a successful acquisition strategy

To achieve superior growth, a company needs to get its organic growth right, but acquisition strategy is a crucial and very powerful tool. In this article, I delve into my experience as a CFO to provide an insider’s guide to a successful M&A strategy.

By Robbie Taylor, M&A expert and former CFO*

For athletes to perform at…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 30, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments

Essential learning as CFO Colin Brown shares how critical treasury is to Super Group

Through some incredible tech-enabled financial discipline, CFO Colin Brown helped saving Super Group from the abyss, setting the South African flagship firm on course again for massive expansion. Since then successes have been commonplace, with Colin (pictured…

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Added by CFO South Africa on July 26, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

Incredible lineup at CFO M&A event 21 July: post-deal integration

The ink is dry. The deal is done. You have just successfully completed an M&A transaction. The question is: what now?



At our CFO event on 21 July 2016 at the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel we will unpack how to go about integration or separation after a deal under the theme…

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Added by CFO South Africa on June 30, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

How Oceana bought Daybrook Fisheries - CFO Imraan Soomra reveals

“The acquisition of Daybrook has put us years ahead,” says Imraan Soomra, CFO of Oceana. The Cape Town-based fishing company was already Africa's biggest, but burst onto the global stage with the spectacular acquisition of Daybrook Fisheries in the US last…

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Added by CFO South Africa on April 5, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Top CFOs reveal their M&A dreams & nightmares - join us on 6 April 2016

Oceana CFO Imraan Soomra played a huge role in the acquisition of Daybrook Fisheries in New Orleans, growing the market cap of the Cape Town-based fishing firm with about 50%.…

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Added by CFO South Africa on April 1, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

To SPAC or not to SPAC? An interview with #FinTech financier Greg Voigt

"The traditional PE model is stale and battling with an ever increasing amount of regulations and complexity," says Greg Voigt, chief investment officer at special purpose acquisition company M-FiTEC that listed on the JSE’s AltX board at the end of last year. We spoke to him about the advantages of a…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 30, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Quietly confident about deals in 2016, says KPMG's M&A guru John Geel

KPMG’s M&A guru John Geel says he is “quietly confident” that 2016 is going to be a good year for mergers and acquisitions in South Africa. In an exclusive interview with CFO South Africa he reveals that he expects the number of deals to be “at least equal to last…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 25, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Bonitas and Liberty discuss merger

Two of South Africa’s largest medical schemes‚ Bonitas Medical Fund and Liberty Medical Scheme (LMS)‚ have announced they are in discussions to merge.

Andrew Edwards (pictured)‚ executive principal officer for…

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Added by CFO South Africa on March 23, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Goodwell Investments acquires minority stake in Musoni Services

Goodwell Investments, a company which provides early stage growth capital, has acquired a significant minority stake in Musoni Services, a Dutch micro-finance software company that supports micro-finance institutions (MFIs) with its cloud-based core banking…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 26, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

KPMG scoops Reporting Accountants awards at DealMakers Gala

Professional services firm KPMG won both Reporting Accountants awards during the 15th annual DealMakers Gala Awards Banquet on 16 February at the Sandton Convention Centre. A broadly smiling CFO South Africa MD Graham…

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Added by Joël Roerig on February 17, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

EY: Distress and divestments to dominate mining deals in 2016

According to a recently released report by EY, financial distress among mining and metals companies will shape M&A activity in the sector in 2016. Furthermore, divestments are expected to pick up pace on the back of volatility and uncertainty on the timing of a recovery.…



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Added by CFO South Africa on February 14, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

International investors are eyeing African healthcare, says KPMG's Anuschka Coovadia

While money is increasingly flowing into Africa for private healthcare initiatives and South Africa is embarking on the rollout of the National Health Insurance (NHI) system, there is a high demand for multi-skilled finance leaders to deal with that inflow. “We need a whole generation of multi-skilled,…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 12, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

CFOs should know PE firms want asset growth in Africa, says KPMG's Michael Rudnicki

What are the latest investment priorities within private equity firms? What should CFOs know about tax? Why does Michael Rudnicki want to be famous? Those are three of the questions that can only be answered by the new head of KPMG’s Southern African Private Equity (PE)…

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Added by CFO South Africa on February 5, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

CFO South Africa sponsors DealMakers Award

CFO South Africa will be the sponsor of the Reporting Accountants category during the 15th DealMakers Annual Gala Awards Banquet on 16 February 2016 at The Ballroom of the Sandton Convention Centre. Regarded as the Oscars of the South African M&A world, the awards…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 27, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

AB InBev lists on JSE

AB InBev, leading global brewer and one of the world’s top five consumer products companies, became the first company to list on the JSE in 2016.

Donna Oosthuyse, JSE Director of the JSE Capital Markets, said:

“AB InBev’s…

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Added by CFO South Africa on January 18, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

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