Strategies for growth

CFOs face growing pressure to either unlock the value in cash reserves or deliver greater returns to shareholders. At the same time, they are closer than ever to the deal making and need a wide array of skills to successfully navigate this arena. What can you do to make your business grow?

07 August 2019

Broll's Cushman & Wakefield affiliate agreement delivers access to international markets

A partnership between commercial property services company Broll and global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield will support the expansion of Broll's footprint into North Africa and the Middle East, providing real estate services to tenants and helping them to optimise their spend. Ray Mahlaka spoke to Malcolm Horne, Group CEO of Broll Property Group, and Ken Gerber, the MD of Cushman & Wakefield | Broll, about the intricacies of this deal and what it will mean for tenants on the African continent.

25 September 2017

Create a broader environment to drive innovation, says CIB's Anré Klopper-Stroh

“Our role within Human Capital is to be the custodians of culture and strategically partner the people agenda that enables our business strategy,” says Anré Klopper-Stroh, Human Capital Head for the Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB) within the Standard Bank Group. “The role of the Human Capital team within CIB is to partner our people in, for and across Africa to realise their ambitions, thus enabling our clients and the communities in which we operate to achieve their objectives. Furthermore, we need to position ourselves for what the future holds by understanding the mindsets, skillsets, and toolsets required for our people to stay relevant and contribute to the ambitions of the business into the future.”

21 July 2017

Standard Bank's Richard Stout talks IPOs at CFO Summit

“There has to be a pretty compelling case as to why a company should list. You have to know why you're doing it because it's a costly endeavour both from a time perspective as well as economically,” said Richard Stout, Head of Equity Capital Markets Standard Bank. Stout was speaking at the recent CFO summit about sentiment in capital markets and whether initial public offerings (IPOs) are a useful avenue for raising cash in the current economic environment. “You're moving to an environment where you have a responsibility to a bunch of institutions that are going to expect you to execute a strategy and create value. I've done IPOs for the better part of 20 years and I think they are a great way of raising capital, but not every company should take that route.”

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