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01 November 2017, Published under Cement News

October has seen the saga over PPC’s future continue to dominate the headlines. Last month saw AfriSam submit a merger deal, backed by Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings. However, Prudential Investment Managers, which holds a 13-14 per cent stake in PPC, opposed the merger saying that the AfriSam deal undervalued PPC and that PPC’s share price would double in the next 3-4 years as operations across Africa ramp up. Visio Capital Management, which has a seven per cent share in PPC, th...

PIC increases shareholding in PPC

17 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement producer PPC reported on Monday, 16 October, that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) had increased its shareholding in the South African cement company, which is currently mulling bids from several parties that are vying for its shares. AfriSam, supported by Canada's Fairfax Africa Investments, made an offer in September to buy R2bn of PPC ordinary shares at ZAR5.75 a share (US$0.43). The offer includes a ZAR4bn recapitalisation of AfriSam before any merger. The PIC, which i...

PIC reportedly backs joint offer for PPC

13 September 2017, Published under Cement News

PPC'S largest shareholder, Public Investment Corporation (PIC), is supporting a joint offer for South Africa's biggest cement-maker from domestic rival AfriSam Group and Canadian insurer Fairfax Financial Holdings, as the merger would create a national champion, according to people familiar with the matter, reported in the Cape Argus. The enlarged cement producer will be able to benefit from significant cost savings as well as expand more effectively on the continent, according to the sou...