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25 Mar 2013 KWV Holdings

KWV RETURNS TO PROFIT AFTER LARGE LOSSES

Shareholders in listed sin sector investment company Niveus will cheer news that its 52%-owned liquor subsidiary KWV posted a small interim profit. Niveus owns specialised gaming interests outside the casino sector, most notably cash-generating interests in the limited payout machine sector. An initial worry was that losses from KWV could drag the whole company down. […]

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20 Mar 2013 KWV Holdings

KWV LAUNCHES AFRICAN PASSION WINES IN THE US

Following KWV’s pursuit of a global footprint, which has seen the company exporting internationally recognised brands worldwide, 2013 marks the US debut of our latest range – African Passion Wines. The African Passion range of wines, which consists of seven varietals, has been specifically developed with the US consumer in mind. The wines which are […]

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21 Jan 2013 KWV Holdings

COCKTAILS TO RELIEVE KWV’S HANGOVER

CAPE TOWN-based empowerment giant Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) can’t ever be accused of shying away from a challenge. After all, HCI took on the enormous challenge of turning around clothing and textile conglomerate Seardel – and, to a degree, has managed to restore some operational dignity to frayed operations. But HCI appears to have an […]

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NIVEUS NOW WITH MORE OF KWV

Niveus mops up additional shares. Niveus Investments has started using its highly regarded scrip to mop up additional shares in unlisted liquor group KWV Holdings. Niveus was recently unbundled from empowerment giant Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI). It disclosed the acquisition of 8m KWV shares from Withmore Investments in December last year. The share purchase, which […]

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8 Nov 2012 KWV Holdings

KWV DILUTES BRANDY SURPLUS

Going for broke in ready to drink Loss-making liquor giant KWV Holdings might have found a way to increase its volumes and, at the same time, reduce its brandy surplus. The company recently launched a ready-to-drink (RTD) brandy and cola mix under the “KWV & Cola” banner. “KWV & Cola” will compete in the so-called […]

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26 Sep 2012 KWV Holdings

KWV’S LOSS COULD RATTLE MINORITY SHAREHOLDERS

Time for a strong dop. Shareholders might require several reinforcing tipples before scanning the red splashes that stain the results for the year to end-June from unlisted liquor group KWV Holdings. The R50m bottom-line loss could rattle the many minority shareholders, who had the opportunity to bail out of KWV in early 2011 when PSG […]

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8 Aug 2012 KWV Holdings

HOSKEN ACQUIRES MORE OF KWV

HCI bags more shares Shareholders in unlisted liquor group KWV Holdings may be surprised to learn that majority shareholder Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) has quietly topped up its stake. A circular relating to HCI’s proposals to separately list Niveus Investments contains a disclosure that HCI recently increased its stake in KWV to 39,9% by buying […]

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1 Mar 2012 KWV Holdings

LIQUOR INDUSTRY – BUBBLING AWAY

Another round of consolidation is  expected in the liquor industry. Marc  Hasenfuss investigates the implications.   The South African liquor sector, stirred  in recent years by a series of corporate  actions, now looks ready to be shaken  quite vigorously. Beer giant SABMiller — despite its  focus on emerging markets offshore —  remains the “big bottle” […]

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1 Mar 2012 KWV Holdings

LIQUOR INDUSTRY – MIXED DRINKS

HCI has a history of  consolidating  industries. It has  another chance  with KWV. If it’s time to call the next round of  consolidation cocktails, which liquor  companies will be the main mixers ? Logic would suggest that KWV —   though poised operationally at a delicate  juncture — could be the catalyst to  concoct a blend […]

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28 Feb 2012 KWV Holdings

HCI BUYS BALANCE OF KWV SHARES

Hosken Consolidated Investments subsidiary, HCI-KWV Holdings, has made a mandatory offer to buy the shares it does not already own in KWV — once the jewel of the Cape drinks industry HCI’s indirect shareholding in KWV has risen to more than 35%, and HCI is required in terms of the takeover regulations of the Companies […]

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