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Business Day TV – Covid-19 didn’t kill the deal

M&A deal value by JSE listed companies for the first half of this year 2020 was R134bn from 164 deals, according to DealMakers, with deals announced down 30% year on year and half of those reported in H1 2018.

Property deals accounted for one third of the M&A activity during the first six months of 2020 as the listed sector navigates its worst year to date, with disposal reflecting the challenges facing commercial real estate.

Michael Avery speaks to Johan Holtzhausen, MD of PSG Capital; Arie Maree, director at Ansarada; Eldad Friedman, Joint Head: Investment Banking Investec; & Lydia Shadrach-Razzino, Executive at ENSafrica in the Corporate Commercial department, about the outlook for M&A in the second half 2020.