FirstRand’s acquisition of UK-bank to help free up funding

2017-11-16 07:00

FirstRand plans to integrate its UK business segment into its acquisition of UK bank Aldemore, which will help free up funding and liquidity capacity of the bank.

PPF cheers Manyi's Gupta media purchase

2017-08-21 17:41

The Progressive Professionals Forum says the sale of Gupta-owned ANN7 and The New Age newspaper to its president will bring a patriotic and progressive voice to South Africa.

Liquid Telecom's bid to buy Neotel 'on track'

2016-09-13 16:28

A R6.55bn sale of a majority stake in Neotel to connectivity provider Liquid Telecom is still on track and could be finalised by the end of 2016.

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.


Cope urges Icasa to close down ANN7

2017-08-21 21:15

Opposition party Cope has urged the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa to revoke the broadcasting licence of former Gupta-owned TV channel ANN7.

Ascendis Health gets ball rolling in Europe

2017-06-05 13:35

Ascendis Health has finalised a number of European acquisitions in recent months which are expected to boost profit margins in 2018.

The art of acquisitions

2016-07-05 10:00

One way companies can grow is by acquiring of other companies. While this can prove lucrative, there are also risks. Contributor Simon Brown tells shareholders what to look out for.

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.

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