this deal is absolute rubbish. Pepkor is valued by Brait at R11bn - they are selling for R15bn and roughly 2% stake in Steinhof (R12bn, more or less). So, R26bn in total. Firstly, Pepkor is ridiculously undervalued by Brait. They use a 8 times EBIDTA multiple. Compare this to mr Price - which works on a 22 times EBITDA multiple at the moment. Secondly, they are selling a controlling interest, in a quality operation, in exchange for an insignificant stake in a company they have no control over, whatsoever. The only reason I ever bought Brait, was because of Pepkor's potential and the pace at which they were expanding in Eastern European markets. Boo to this deal - but like I said, it still has to get shareholder approval. But Christo Wiese is not a fool, he wouldn't have launched this if he didn't have the political backing here
But this also seems to be a deal brokered by PSG without shareholder consensus. A little like the book build in SHF at R52 - the primary aim been to list on the DAX. I think these Stellenbosch blokes are just doing what the hell they like and enriching themselves. When will the JSE look into this?????
JoosteÂ…..MoutonÂ…..WieseÂ…hhmmmÂ… I donÂ’t trust this deal! Wiese has a holding of more than 2.5 Billion in Steinhoff and a holding of more than 13 Billion in Brait. It is clearly not beneficial for him to undervalue Brait, UNLESS there is something we donÂ’t know aboutÂ…Â…??!! I bought Brait shares mainly for the PEP exposure. I guess I donÂ’t have any reason to stay invested in them and I definitely donÂ’t want any exposure to Steinhoff.
Now almost half of Brait will be In cash, I am not paying a Premium for cash!! At current price Brait offers little value, I see Sp going much lower in order to justify the current PE. Don't forget that whatever Brait acquire will come at premium.
well, as a holder of Steinhof, I am happy - but the 16% loss I have taken in Brait has not exactly been offset by the modest 5% gain in Steinhof. I still don't see why Brait would do this, honestly - it does not make any sense. Only benefit goes to Steinhof. Maybe they couldn't list Pep? (I mean, Brait only has a 37% stake in it - so not exactly controlling).
But that is my point - beside PEP owning 8 stores in Poland which no one knows abt how can that grow SHFs foot print in Europe, which is massive already - Pep as the biggest supplier in SA for mobile phones surely a link up with MTN/Vodacom a better idea.This is the PSG/KAP/CPI and all the others in cohorts. The JSE needs to investigate this nonsense