CNA has new owners and Edcon is going to retail basics
Here's what to expect from its 167 stores.
Why Crossfin Technology is betting on mobile money in Africa
The company continues its acquisition trail.
Omnia's turnaround man Seelan Gobalsamy: 'We are still not distressed sellers'
After Seelan stabilised the company's crippling debt load, he lays out his next turnaround plans.
Kevin Brady reflects on A2X Markets' two year birthday
The alternative stock exchange celebrates R2 trillion market cap and R2 billion in trades.
Ford Motors is still committed to South Africa
The automotive giant is still finding 'once in 30 years of investment opportunities.'
Taste Holdings has given up on Starbucks, the global coffee behemoth.
The waning Starbucks honeymoon period in South Africa leads to the sale of its licence.
Interview: Why Pragma has made a foray into the Netherlands
Adriaan Scheeres wants Pragma to be among the best asset management players globally.
Seelan Gobalsamy is unfazed by the pressure to save Omnia from collapse
As a newcomer to the chemicals, explosives, and fertilisers industry, Seelan is up for the challenge of reviving Omnia's fortunes.
Why Blue Label is still committed to struggling Cell C
It believes Cell C still has a fighting chance.
ZAR X makes a foray into the unit trust industry
The slow pace of initial public offerings is forcing ZAR X into new growth areas.
EXCLUSIVE: ZAR X in talks with JSE-listed companies to transfer their listings
But ZAR X's talks are still at an early stage.
The phoenix rises from the ashes, charts path into private equity
African Phoenix Investments is chasing deals after emerging from the legacy of failed African Bank.
Capital Legacy's Alex Simeonides on ARC deal: 'We are now in the big leagues'
Patrice Motsepe's African Rainbow Capital (ARC) has bought a 25 percent stake in Capital Legacy.
Affordable, inclusive banking for the masses is a personal mission for TymeBank's Tauriq Keraan
The new CEO lays out his long-term growth plans for the digital bank.
Lebashe's Warren Wheatley: Print media is not dead or falling off a cliff
Lebashe Investment Group has big plans for Tiso Blackstar, which it recently bought for R1 billion.
Delivering innovation to big business through disruptive M&A
Globally, companies are acquiring disruptive technology and tech firms, says Deloitte's Mohsin Khan (pictured).
Grit's Bronwyn Corbett is committed to the Africa growth story
The real estate company enters Senegal, backing its strong macroeconomic fundamentals.
Investec Asset Management's Peter Baird: 'Egypt has a very good macroeconomics story'
The asset manager has added Egyptian supermarket chain Spinneys to its private equity portfolio of investments.
Growthpoint Investec African Properties sees IPO opportunity
However, Thomas Reilly said the company must first build a substantial scale to its assets.
Deal interview: Crossfin is on the prowl for East Africa fintech acquisition opportunities
The company's acquisition trail continues, as it looks for opportunities in Kenya, Tanzania, and Ghana.
Q&A interview: Kevin Brady has big plans for alternative exchange A2X
He eyes building scale in SA's equities market and moving into primary listings space.
South Africa's insurance industry is in for a shake-up
Patrice Motsepe's new insurance firm is on the prowl for partnerships and potential acquisitions.
Vukile's Laurence Rapp is on the prowl for more deals in Spain
The company will pour R2 billion into the country after selling its existing assets.
Sibanye, Lonmin shareholders vote resoundingly for creation of a platinum giant
The vote is a boost for Sibanye-Stillwater, which announced the merger with Lonmin in 2017.
Alaris Holdings: A small cap with big expansion plans
The specialist company wants to expand its international footprint, mainly in the US.
What top executives expect after South Africa's election?
The floundering economy must be reinvigorated, they say.
Redefine Properties' boss sees few M&A opportunities in the real estate market
Andrew König says Redefine is unlikely to replicate a large deal like its Polish venture.
Thabo Dloti partners with Prescient: "We want financial freedom for all"
He is on a mission to offer low-to-middle-income consumers financial services products.
A cryptocurrency boost for Revix
It has received a cash injection from Sabvest, which will boost its world domination plans.
Q&A interview: Franita Neuville on how global risk-off sentiment is hitting M&A activity
Refinitiv's Franita says companies are holding on to their capital instead of spending it.
Martin Kingston's key M&A lessons over 40 years
"One of the things you learn is that deals always take longer than you expect."
A fintech boost for Africa's small medium enterprises
Deal interview: South Africa's Crossfin buys into Retail Capital.
How MultiChoice Group CEO Calvo Mawela is taking on Netflix and Amazon
MultiChoice has successfully unbundled from Naspers and is now a standalone entity.
Part two: Brian Joffe is bringing the Bidvest Midas touch to Long4Life
The former Bidvest CEO shares his formula for deal-making and finding acquisition gems.
How to navigate M&A transactions during a heated election season
Baker McKenzie's Morné van der Merwe shares some tips.
Part one: How Brian Joffe became a serial dealmaker
The entrepreneurial dynamo reflects on building Bidvest and why being optimistic about South Africa matters.
Deal interview: Pragma is eyeing renewable energy opportunities as South Africa faces intensified power outages
Pragma CEO Adriaan Scheeres talks to M&A Africa about the company's deal with the Reatile Group.
Deal interview: Sea Harvest's Muhammad Brey
Muhammad, Sea Harvest's chief investment officer, discusses the company's acquisition of Australia's Mareterram.
Private equity outlook for 2019
The year 2019 will provide its fair share of challenges.
Why Verdant Capital's Edmund Higenbottam is bullish about Kenya
Kenya's diversified economy makes it resilient to shocks in the face of tough economic conditions.
Dealmakers brace for M&A uplift in 2019
It will be a year of uncertainty but not entirely doom and gloom.
Navigating Africa's complex but rewarding investment landscape
Webber Wentzel's Senior Partner Christo Els shares his tips.
South Africa is not the only gateway into Africa, says Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's Deepa Vallabh.
Foreign investors wanting a foothold into Africa are considering Kenya and Botswana as landing spots.
Cash stockpiling a sign of uncertain times
"There is a lot of capital waiting to do something," said Bravura's Rob Bergman.
Medu Capital's Nhlanganiso Mkwanazi is upbeat about South Africa's investment prospects
"We plan for the worst and hope for the best."
M&A activity in South Africa is down but acquirers are not out
Deal Leaders Africa's Andrew Bahlmann is optimistic about investment prospects.
Charting the route to successful mergers and acquisitions in Africa
Rob Bergman, a principal in corporate finance at Bravura, shares his expert insights.
Why Investec is bullish on Africa's education sector
Investec's Peter Baird says the sector is defensive given the demand for quality education.
Distressed assets not spurring heightened M&A activity, said ENSafrica's Doron Joffe
ENSafrica's top lawyer believes that domestic M&A activity has fallen dramatically so far in 2018.
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.
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.
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.