Disruption success isn’t so much about how you approach it; just that you do.

By | 2018-09-11T08:16:22+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|General, Innovative Disruption|

  By Stuart van der Veen; Head of  Disruption & Innovation: Nedbank CIB and Janade du Plessis; Head of Principal & Alternative Investment: Nedbank CIB While the initial response by large corporations to innovative and technological disruption largely focused on the wholesale acquisition of new industry entrants, this is not a sustainable approach. As new [...]

Monthly Insights: August 2018

By | 2018-08-08T13:48:30+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Finance, Markets and Research, Watch This|

  Executive Summary ·        There were a few bright spots in the economy in recent months – even though the manufacturing PMI declined further in May and June, actual manufacturing production growth did rebound in May, while trade activity improved sharply in 2Q18 relative to 1Q18. While it does look like SA GDP growth may improve in [...]

Despite challenges, the African aviation industry is still growing

By | 2018-06-07T12:52:19+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Aircraft Finance, Investment Banking, Watch This|

By James Geldenhuys, Head of Aircraft Finance; Nedbank CIB While there are aspects of Africa’s aviation industry that remain challenging, the overall state of air travel and aircraft finance on the continent is quite positive, with many carriers managing to weather the political and economic storms of the past few years very well. In South [...]

Potential for solid M&A activity uptick on evidence of clear direction by SA government

By | 2018-06-15T10:59:00+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Advisory, Finance, General, Renewable Energy, Uncategorized|

By Tapiwa Shamu; Principal – Corporate Finance: Nedbank CIB. M&A activity in sub-Saharan Africa reached multi-year lows in 2017, declining by close to 50% over the course of the year as political uncertainty reached a peak in SA, through which a large proportion of the entire region’s inbound M&A deal activity flows. While the slowdown [...]

Daily Market Commentary: 4 May 2018

By | 2018-05-04T08:18:22+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Markets and Research|

Today we are taking a look at: SAGB yields are closing weaker as ZAR has another look through the big technical levels around 12.68 FX market focus on US data this afternoon Gold price recovers marginally as a result of a pull-back in the dollar; Brent upbeat this morning The JSE and global markets close [...]