Jul. 21, 2011, 10:12 AMSouth Africa's government appeals a decision by its own regulators to allow Wal-Mart's (WMT +0.8%) $2.4B takeover of Massmart (MMRTY.PK) . However, it's not immediately clear what impact the move, nor any promised appeal by the union, could have on the deal. (previous) | Jul. 21, 2011, 10:12 AM | Comment!
Jun. 20, 2011, 9:54 AMWal-Mart (WMT +0.1%) closes a deal to acquire a 51% stake in South African-based Massmart (MMRTY.PK) for 148 rand, or $21.80, per Massmart ordinary share. Under the agreement, Wal-Mart will be entitled to nominate the chairman and three non-executive directors to Massmart's board. However, Wal-Mart has asked Massmart's Mark Lamberti to stay on as chairman. | Jun. 20, 2011, 9:54 AM | Comment!
May 31, 2011, 8:48 AMSouth Africa approves Wal-Mart's (WMT +0.4%) $2.4B bid for retailer Massmart (MMRTY.PK) without conditions on local procurement that could have led to Wal-Mart abandoning the deal. Unions, though, had threatened the "mother of all boycotts" if the deal were approved. (previous) | May 31, 2011, 8:48 AM | Comment!
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May 16, 2011, 11:41 AMWal-Mart (WMT +0.5%) says it might walk away from its $2.4B Massmart (MMRTY.PK -0.5%) merger if South Africa imposes supplier conditions and worker rehires favored by its Competition Commission. The companies say they won't accept conditions, but are still sending trial balloons of possible voluntary pledges. (previously) | May 16, 2011, 11:41 AM | 1 Comment
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