Taking Stock 

South Africa land reforms threaten foreign investment

Mark Robinson

South Africa land reforms threaten foreign investment

The dust has settled on dieveldt and Old Mutual Limited has relocated both its headquarters and its primary listing back to South Africa. The sub-Saharan African (and emerging markets) arm of the former Old Mutual plc was spun off – as part of a “managed separation” – at the end of June. The reorganisation has been undertaken in the belief that more value would be realised (or at least reflected) if the group business segments – Old Mutual Emerging Markets, Nedbank, Old Mutual Wealth and Old Mutual Asset Management – were valued as part of separate entities; a case where the whole was not deemed greater than the sum of its parts.

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