WATCH: How telecom firms have weathered the Covid-19 storm

By | 2020-08-07T07:39:45+02:00 August 7th, 2020|Markets and Research, Watch This|

Telecommunication firms have benefitted from Covid-19 lockdowns as more people made us of digital channels to stay connected. Business Day TV caught up with Nedbank CIB's Preshendran Odayar for more insight. Watch now for more expertise and insights, and let us know what you think in the comments below. If you are [...]

M&A activity to remain subdued until a measure of certainty is restored in SA

By | 2020-06-12T10:40:33+02:00 May 23rd, 2019|Sustainable Business|

By Tapiwa Shamu, Principal: Corporate Finance; Nedbank CIB. After what can only be described as a difficult year for mergers and acquisitions in SA in 2018 (total number of deals announced were 517 in 2018 compared to 588 in 2017, total value down from R637 billion to R610 billion in the same period (Gleason Publications, 2018), [...]

Demand for Connectivity Shaping New Telecoms Infrastructure Deals across Africa

By | 2018-03-07T11:51:35+02:00 July 11th, 2017|Investment Banking, Sustainable Business|

With broadband fast becoming a fourth utility (after gas, electricity and water), South African telecommunications players are scrambling to get a piece of the connectivity pie. Local households and businesses are quickly developing an appetite for super fast fibre connectivity, and a small army of IT providers has sprung up to meet the demand. “This [...]

Long-term relationship with Neotel hits a high point

By | 2020-05-29T16:27:57+02:00 April 5th, 2017|Investment Banking, Sustainable Business|

A long-term partnership between Neotel, the SA communications network operator majority owned by Tata Communications of India, and Nedbank CIB has hit a high point through a transaction which will create the largest pan-African broadband network. In the deal, Tata and minority shareholders led by Nexus Connexion have agreed for Liquid Telecom, a privately owned [...]

The imperative for integrated, inclusive African infrastructure development

By | 2020-06-11T11:01:57+02:00 November 9th, 2016|Sustainable Business|

By Mike Peo, Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications: Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking One of the major hurdles Africa continues to experience in terms of achieving its full potential is the continent’s lack of large-scale infrastructure development. While many could (and do) argue about what aspects of infrastructure development in Africa require the most [...]