Chinese firm to buy Swiss giant Syngenta

2016-02-03 12:45

State-owned China National Chemical has offered $43bn in an agreed takeover for Swiss pesticide and seed giant Syngenta.

Telkom confirms bid to buy Cell C

2015-11-09 09:49

South Africa’s biggest fixed line network Telkom has for the first time confirmed that it is in discussions about the possible acquisition of mobile network Cell C.

Telkom 'prepared' to spend billions buying Cell C

2015-09-28 16:13

Telkom is seeking to buy mobile-phone operator Cell C for less than the R22bn value placed on the company, according to Bloomberg.

Sanlam to acquire 49% of POB

2012-11-26 17:01

Sanlam announced that it has received approval from Bank Negara Malaysia to acquire a 49% shareholding in a Malaysian short term insurer.

Commission prohibits copper merger

2012-02-15 15:11

The Competition Commission has prevented a tie-up between two firms, saying it would lessen competition in the sector.

Marsh takes over Alexander Forbes unit

2011-09-01 16:27

A subsidiary of US firm Marsh & McLennan has acquired the brokerage business of Alexander Forbes in 11 African countries.

A R1bn acquisition?

2011-05-05 00:00

“Our focus remains to create wealth for our shareholders by increasing both PSG’s recurring headline earnings and SOTP (sum-of-the-parts) value per share. We remain committed to providing superior investment returns.”


Blue Label edges closer to acquiring 35% of Cell C

2015-12-30 14:03

South Africa’s third largest mobile network says its board has accepted an offer from Blue Label Telecoms to acquire 35% of the company for R4bn.

Dell buys EMC storage for $67bn

2015-10-12 16:26

Computer giant Dell Inc is buying cloud computing company EMC Corporation in the biggest ever takeover in the technology industry.

Treasury scuppers PetroSA’s bid to buy Engen stake

2015-01-13 20:00

Treasury says it has denied a request from state-owned oil company PetroSA to borrow internationally to buy a stake in Engen.

NY Times to sell for $300m

2012-08-27 16:10

The New York Times has agreed to sell its information website for $300m to IAC, a conglomerate headed by mogul Barry Diller.

Taste keeps Fish & Chip Co on the hook

2011-10-17 17:50

Taste Holdings says it is still in talks over the acquisition of the Fish & Chip Co.

The players

2011-06-02 00:00

The Hyprop/Attfund acquisition is the biggest, juiciest deal South Africa’s listed property sector has ever seen and will combine shopping centre jewels such as Canal Walk and Clearwater Mall into one R17,9bn crown.

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