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South African M&A activity made a strong recovery in 2010, up 133% from 2009 and at the highest levels since 2008.
The international economy continues to be plagued with a number of unexpected and devastating events such as the crisis in the Middle East and the natural disasters that have hit Japan.
Mergers, acquisitions, distressed divestments, spin-offs, demergers, management buyouts, reverse mergers, leveraged buyouts, vertical integrations, hostile takeovers... The list goes on.
South Africa’s formal sector has yet to adopt an opportunistic attitude associated with business failure.
Telco-Tracker Issue 6 looks at what persuades telecom operators to invest in certain countries and not in others. It also summarises recent events in African telecoms.
The combination of changing patterns in healthcare demand and rising costs are driving a trend towards the integration of healthcare services in both developed and developing countries.
Organisations that fail to capitalise on the synergies afforded them through proper planning and implementation of BEE are ultimately handing out competitive advantage to their proactive counterparts.
This issue of Telco-Tracker offers a local perspective on issues such as private investment, convergence and Nigeria’s regulatory environment.
“Due to the changing and volatile economic environment and increased shareholder scrutiny, it has become crucial for companies to analyse the factors affecting their M&A deal success.”
“Ever since global stock markets went into decline, there has been much debate over the issue of goodwill impairment: how large would the write-downs be and when would they be announced?”
“South Africa has become a more attractive investment destination to foreign enterprises in the wake of global turbulence.”
“On 9 September 2009, the International Private Equity and Venture Capital board issued updated guidelines for the valuation of financial instruments held by a wide range of types of private equity funds.”
African telcos, particularly mobile phone operators, have experienced phenomenal growth. Despite this growth, accessibility has remained very low.
Getting the most out of cash and working capital.
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