Getting a mid-sized business ready for sale

Morgan Jones, Principal in the Corporate Finance team at Bravura, an independent investment banking firm specialising in corporate finance and structured solutions, outlines the imperative of exit strategy planning for owner-operators. One of the biggest challenges for owner-operator companies is when and how to introduce some form of exit or … MORE

Effects of the 2017/2018 Budget on Individuals

Background The Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, presented the National Budget for the 2017/2018 financial year on Wednesday, 22 February 2017. The Budget brought about both burden and relief in the form of adjustments to various tax tables for individuals. For example, the Budget increased the minimum taxable bracket for … MORE

S&P decided to downgrade SA’s international credit rating to below investment grade and decided to retain the negative outlook

On 3 April 2017, Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services decided to cut South Africa’s international credit rating from BBB- to BB+. A rating of BB+ is considered below investment grade (sometimes referred to as “junk status”). Unfortunately, the negative ratings outlook was also retained, suggesting that S&P could revise the … MORE

VIEWPOINT: ‘Connected persons’ in the VAT Act

The Value-Added Tax Act 89 of 1991 contains general time and value of supply rules. There are however specific time and value of supply rules that are applicable to connected persons. A special value of supply rule is essentially triggered where connected persons are not dealing at arm’s length. Connected … MORE