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BEE and Solar. Win-Win-Win

This article is for those who’ve survived South Africa so far, and who like to kill two birds with one stone. Or carry a beer in both hands. Or braai with one hand and drink with the other. You get the idea. It’s for those who like it when the solution to one problem also […]

BEE and the new (post Covid) normal

There has been a lot of talk of the “new normal” since Covid-19 started ravaging the globe and wreaking havoc in economies.  The South African economy has declined, off the low base which of a recession even before lockdowns.  In amongst this all, we were hit with load shedding, staggering unemployment, appalling allegations of corruption […]

Deemed BEE ownership

In this article we discuss several ways to legitimately achieve BEE ownership points, without having actual BEE owners. This is called ‘deemed ownership’. A recap on why achieving actual BEE ownership is so *damn* hard Ownership is the trickiest part of the BEE Scorecard.  Consider that sometimes, the owners are not committed to BEE with […]

Statement 102 transactions: BEE ownership through the sale of assets

Statement 102: BEE ownership through the sale of assets: Businesses want the same things from BEE – ownership dilution at a fair price, with simplicity and trustworthy partners without giving up effective control of the business. Minority deals are relatively easy, but given the advantages of 51% BEE ownership, the control issue becomes very important […]

Why now is the best time to do a BEE deal

The business environment isn’t pretty: South African economic growth is flat or negative, the political climate is turbulent, the fat cats of state capture still live the high-life, and a ratings agency downgrade looms. It may seem all doom and gloom, but there is an upside. A real, significant upside that favours the stayers, the […]

Part 11 – What makes BEE deals especially difficult?

To understand the ideal BEE deal we need to remove all the reasons why BEE deals currently suck.  Why BEE deals <can> suck: Inexperienced transactors: For all of the reasons previously described, buying and selling shares in private capital markets is complicated and risky. Many of the lessons can only be learned through experience (as […]

Part 10 – Transferring ownership in private capital markets is tough

Before we discuss the various ways of structuring BEE ownership deals, it’s worth looking at why deals suck. This article discusses the generic problems of transacting in private-capital markets (which covers 99.99% of the SA economy); the next article discusses BEE related issues in addition to these private-capital market problems. Transacting in private-capital markets is […]

Learn how to use BEE as a strategic advantage:

Want to learn how to make BEE into a strategic advantage? You’re not alone: we’ve been asked many times if we’d share our experience in finance and BEE to help business owners and their advisors better understand how to make BEE into a strategic advantage. So we’re planning a series of 1-day workshops in the […]