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Securing a high value exit in a burgeoning African M&A market

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) has long been a vital part of the global financial ecosystem, with the first deal dating back to the 1870s. Until recently Africa hasn’t developed enough companies of scale for successful M&A to drive highly profitable exits, with M&A on the continent accounting for only 2% of global deal value. 

Free Zone Company Formation: Low cost Free Zones

Overall, establishing a business in a free zone might seem pricier at first compared to a mainland setup, given the extra charges levied by free zone authorities, including license fees, visa fees, and registration fees. Nevertheless, free zones frequently provide inducements like tax exemptions, discounted office space, and additional benefits that could potentially balance out these initial costs over the long term.

Analyze Consulting Secures 50% Stake in LeadMe to Enhance Leadership Development

The significance of leadership development cannot be overstated, especially when considering statistics from the World Economic Forum, which anticipates that 50% of all employees will require reskilling by 2025, with leadership being one of the top skills in demand. Furthermore, organisations with leadership development programs are reported to be 86% more capable of responding to adversity.

Building a technology business for the people, by the people

As technological advancements and market dynamics continue to evolve, staying ahead of the curve is no easy feat. For Senzo Mbhele, Managing Director at Tarsus On Demand, the vision for the future is rooted in the belief that a successful business should be built ‘for the people, by the people’.

New study reveals which industries will make the most money from Daylight Saving Time ending – transport crowned top

The analysis is based on the proportion of night shift workers in each industry who will benefit most from enhanced productivity and an extra hour’s pay.

Putting people first: The power of being a purpose-led organisation

Companies are shifting away from viewing success only through a financial lens, by taking on a more progressive, people-centred and purpose-led approach to business. Savina Harrilall, Chief People Officer at Mukuru, shares insight on how to recognise and develop the unique talents of each employee that creates value beyond profits. By embracing diversity, connecting with communities and fostering strong leadership to empower employees, South African businesses are able to make a positive impact.

The most valuable ‘white spaces’ today in African investing

Africa’s recent growth surge has created a large group of companies already scaling successfully, while the current market environment has reduced the capital available.
This untapped potential between high quality investment demand and reduced capital supply extends to various commercial sectors, including logistics, HR, and insurance, all presenting significant high value “white spaces” waiting to be filled.
In the article, Victor Basta, CEO of DAI Magister, discusses how investors can capitalise on these ‘white spaces’, by prioritising developed digital sectors and taking advantage of the $10-25 million funding gap.

Modernising customer communication is key to improving customer experience

Modernizing customer communication is essential for enhancing customer experience. Businesses must invest in a digital platform that allows for fast, personalized, and well-designed communication, while also enabling flexibility and making course corrections without extensive coding or disruption to workflow.

Business can unlock growth opportunities through enhanced data insights, advanced analytics and innovation – Experian Innovation Summit

Experian South Africa hosted its annual flagship conference on Thursday 14 September, bringing together industry guests and subject matter experts under one roof to share insights and trends that continue to shape the evolution of business and consumer behaviour.

IFZA – International Free Zone Authority: Company formations process

IFZA: International Free Zone Authority: Overview The International Free Zone Authority (IFZA), initially founded in Fujairah, is now migrated in Dubai Silicon Oasis area. When considering starting a business in Dubai, exploring IFZA and similar zones within the emirate is advisable. IFZA stands out as a highly competitive free zone for establishing Business and Dubai […]

The power of tech sales: Bridging the digital transformation gap

In today’s fast-evolving world of technology, the role of the tech sales professional is critical in bridging the gap between companies looking to move with the times and effect a digital transformation of operations, and those with the expertise to assist them.

Get Smarter about Connecting Buyers & Sellers in Online Marketplaces

Gil Sperling, co-CEO of SA proptech, Flow, recently attended the Global Online Marketplaces Summit in Miami, and has put together the article sharing some of the top insights from the conference which might be of interest to those in the property space.