Investec Asset Management buys into Africa's education sector
The investment firm buys a controlling stake in private college operator Richfield.
Stenprop snaps up UK industrial estate
The £4.8 million (R89.5 million) acquisition is part of its property portfolio reshaping.
Mr Price CEO Stuart Bird to step down
Stuart will be succeeded by current CFO Mark Blair on January 1, 2019.
Agile Capital's Tshego Sefolo is on the prowl for investment opportunities
With a R750 million war chest, Agile Capital has ambitions of building more clout in the private equity market.
Dealmaker, Kevin Hedderwick, joins Real Foods ahead of a possible JSE-listing
Real Foods, the owner of Kauai, also recruits former Brait CEO Antony Ball.
Famous Brands' UK burger chain acquisition bites
The company sees an R874 million impairment on its Gourmet Burger Kitchen acquisition.
Africa rising story resonates with foreign dealmakers, says Hogan Lovells' Warren Drue
A growing middle class and diverse sectors pique the interest of foreigner investors.
South Africa remains a key target market for private equity firms
This is how private equity firms are investing in sub-Saharan Africa.
Sanlam concludes largest acquisition to date
The company has sealed its acquisition of Moroccan insurer Saham Finances for $1.1 billion (R16 billion).
Kibo Energy completes UK-based flexible power acquisition
The company acquires a 60 percent shareholding in Mast Energy Developments, a private UK registered company.
Cognition plans to buy Private Property from Caxton
Under the R127 million-valued deal, Cognition will become a subsidiary of Caxton.
Business-friendly policies required says Kevin Cron of Norton Rose
As a lawyer with more than three decades' experience, Norton Rose Fulbright's Kevin Cron has seen many economic and dealmaking cycles in South Africa.
Black-owned firm snaps up Aveng's rail business
The R133 million deal will enable Mathupha Capital to become a fully-fledged railway solution provider.
Guy Steel and Nick Lazanakis from BDO Corporate Finance do more mid-market deals
Ray Mahlaka spoke with Guy Steel and Nick Lazanakis from BDO Corporate Finance. Guy and Nick's sweet spot is the mid-market, which includes deals up to R1 billion. This market is busier than last year. Many owner-managers seek to diversify.
Warren Drue from Hogan Lovells gets the deal done
M&A Africa's Ray Mahlaka spoke to Warren Drue, who is a respected M&A and corporate finance practitioner at Hogan Lovells. With nearly 30 years' experience, Warren Drue is a highly respected M&A and corporate finance practitioner and has developed a substantial practice advising large local and international listed and unlisted clients.
Long4Life's purchase of Chill set at R481 million
The purchase price of R481 million was based on actual ebitda of R92 million generated by Chill for the financial year ended June 30.
Nkonzo Hlatshwayo to serve as Chairman of Hogan Lovells in SA
International law firm Hogan Lovells has appointed Nkonzo Hlatshwayo as Chairman of its South African practice.
Finance leaders want in on the deal
A whopping 92 percent of CFOs say they should be more involved in M&A than in the past.
5 tips from PSG CEO Piet Mouton on how to buy businesses
A small group of CFO Day attendees were treated to something of an M&A master class.
Altron buys iS Partners in R225 million deal
Altron has acquired iS Partners, along with Karabina Solutions and Zetta Business Solutions, in the deal.
Vodacom concludes empowerment deal
Vodacom has finalised a deal worth R17,5 billion, which will increase its BEE ownership to 20 percent.
A done deal: Webber Wentzel's Megan Jarvis lists six dos and don'ts
Deadlines, pace and face time are among the most important tools to strike a great deal, she says.
Do you have ideas for the African M&A Community?
The much-anticipated African M&A Community will be launched soon. It is poised to become the #1 platform for professionals working in M&A, Corporate Finance and Private Equity in Africa.
Sanlam raises R5.7 billion to fund SAHAM acquisition
Sanlam has sold new shares worth R5.7 billion to fund its Moroccan acquisition.
Zim concludes mining deal worth $4.2 billion
Zimbabwe has signed a mining investment deal with Karo Resources valued at $4.2 billion.
Netcare to acquire Akeso Clinics in R1.3 billion deal
SA's third-largest private hospital chain has made a R1.3 billion acquisition of Akeso Clinics.
Sanlam seals deal that makes it Africa's largest non-banking financial services group
Sanlam's acquisition of SAHAM Finances has a pricetag of R12.5 billion.
Sinopec, Chevron deal - worth $900 million - to go ahead
The Competition Tribunal has approved Sinopec's acquisition of Chevron assets, with conditions.
Competition Commission rejects Airlink's proposed Safair acquisition
SA Airlink and Safair are disappointed that the Competition Commission rejected their proposed merger.