Mettle Analytics for small companies and start-ups

One of life’s ironies is that people who could benefit the most from professional services can’t afford it. Yet a short conversation with an experienced professional can mean the difference between a company pushing through or burning. If not a conversation, then an intuitive tool…

Keeping track of the cookies

In 2020 South Africa’s media was filled with reports of fraud, corruption, and maladministration at all levels of the country’s private and public sectors. In a business environment that is increasingly sophisticated from a technology perspective, one could be forgiven for thinking that this kind…

Investment Company Discounts

Can the ‘investment company discount’ be further reduced if companies were able, at least in part, to buy-back and issue shares on demand to investors at their intrinsic value rather than having the price of their shares set by the auction process on an exchange…

What motivates unbundlings?

Two South African investment holding companies have recently announced their intentions to unbundle some of their investments. The first is Remgro Limited (“Remgro”), which has recently distributed its shares in RMB Holdings Limited (“RMBH”) and the shares that it will receive…

Is the proof of this investment in the eating?

A tech revolution has been quietly gaining momentum around the world. This is not the kind of tech that one associates with Silicon Valley. It is focused on the production of food, dietary protein in particular. This protein is a combination of plant-based protein and…

Lock-box unlocks sme growth potential

President Cyril Ramaphosa, during his 2020 State of the Nation Address, has urged participants in the private and public sector to find sustainable solutions to combat and reduce inequality, poverty and unemployment. The public sector has committed to assist small to medium enterprises (“SMEs”) from…

The likely effects of working from home

Many people across the world have, to a greater or lesser extent, been working from home for the past month or so. This trend appears likely to continue in many countries, and there is no clear indication when this is likely to stop…

Navigating an economic crisis

There is no denying it. The COVID-19 pandemic has catalysed a worldwide economic crisis of epic proportions. None of us have ever seen anything like this before. If you’re an employee, you’re very worried. If you’re a business…

More value in a bear market but…

Are share options an incentive in the current market? South Africa has experienced equity markets that have shown little growth for a number of years. Accepted wisdom is however that the role of management in profit…

Get more juice from the squeeze!

Need to raise funding? Look inside Your business first to turn tied-up capital into cash. Particularly during challenging economic times, businesses simply cannot afford to be complacent and careless with working capital management. The old accounting adage is very relevant in the current environment – turnover is vanity, profit…

Mettle acted as the corporate advisor to Mettle Solar Investments Proprietary Limited’s subsidiary

Mettle acted as the corporate advisor to Mettle Solar Investments Proprietary Limited’s subsidiary, Mettle Solar Africa Limited, regarding a US$10 million financing facility from CDC plc that will be used to finance the roll-out of the Mettle Solar Africa’s investment strategy across the African continent.

Gridworks finalises its investment in Mettle Solar Investments

Mettle acted as the corporate advisor to Mettle Solar Investments Proprietary Limited regarding the investment by CDC plc’s Gridworks Development Partners LLP, which in December 2019 began its investment of R106.7 million for a 40% share in Mettle Solar Investments. Follow this link for the…

Selling your business

Start planning now. Typically the interest of an owner in his or her business represents a large chunk of their personal wealth. The business can offer a significant capital value and make the difference between a successful or disappointing retirement. Unfortunately many business owners do…