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21 September 2017 03:43 (South Africa)

Walmart in talks to buy Massmart - for R30bn

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

US retailer Walmart has put in a non-binding offer to buy South African wholesaler Massmart, for a proposed R148 a share. If Walmart does buy the company's entire share capital this would add up to a cool R28.9 billion. In order for a firm offer to be made, several conditions, including a due diligence study, will have to be met. Massmart has given Walmart an exclusivity period while these conditions are being fulfilled.  Read more: Moneyweb, Reuters Africa

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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