Brait shares

Background of Brait

  • Brait is an investment holding company with shares for sale through a primary listing on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in South Africa. The company’s portfolio consists of sizeable unlisted businesses in the broad consumer sector. Brait shares have been available to buy since 1999 a merger with emerging market investment banking group Capital Alliance Bank and investment holding company Tolux SA.

  • Initially a traditional private equity fund manager, Brait was remodeled into an investment holding company in 2011, raising capital investment of R8.6 billion – considered the largest capital raise on the continent at the time. R5.4 billion of this was used to buy a 37% stake in Pepkor and a 49.9% stake in Premier Foods. A further R1 billion used for the purchase of 13% of Iceland Foods.

  • In 2015 the group acquired an 80% stake of Virgin Active for £682 million, while it also acquired 90% of New Look, a multi-channel retailer of clothing and footwear in the UK. Other smaller investments include South African alcohol exporter DGB, glass products company Consol and leading South African media group Primedia. Today, the group boasts a market cap of R85 billion, and the live online stocks chart shows a strongly rising Brait share price.

  • Net Asset Value (NAV) growth is the key performance indicator for the group.

Brait Shares Growth Driver

  • Brait aims to achieve long-term capital growth through majority or significant minority stakes in primarily unlisted companies. The company targets businesses with a proven track record, a strong management team,market-leading performance and sensible acquisition policy.

  • Brait has realised its goal of acquiring 5 – 6 large, high quality assets that have already established themselves in local markets and have the potential to expand into new markets globally. In 2016, the company’s most recent financial data showed an 80% increase in NAV per share, driven by strong performance from most of the companies in its portfolio. The weakening of the rand against the British pound has boosted the local currency values of investments in Virgin Active, New Look and Iceland Foods. The company has also received good return on its investments in Pepkor and Premier.

  • In future, Brait plans to continue its strong history of investment returns through growth in NAV. Brait has comprehensively achieved or surpassed its targeted performance metrics, which include NAV growth of at least 15% per year and dividends payouts of 1% – 2.5% of closing NAV.

Brait Group Investor Tip

  • Brait share price has gone from strength to strength in recent years, in line with the strong performance of its businesses. The group is hedging the weak rand with its investments in international companies. The stock is currently amongst the top 10 JSE shares recommended by analysts, and NAV per share is forecast to increase in the future. Shareholders are reaping rewards of from a rising Brait share price, whilst there is great potential to attract further new investors to buy the shares.

Brait Major Shareholders

Directors of the company, Government Employees Pension Fund.

  • Sector


  • Industry

    Specialty Finance

  • Sub industry

    Other Financial Services

How to buy Brait Group Shares

  • Brait : How to buy Brait Group Shares Online

    We have made it simple to buy JSE listed firm shares online. The easiest way to buy Brait Group shares or stocks is to; start by submitting the ‘BUY THIS SHARE’ form. Next, one of our experienced and certified stock brokers will personally get in contact with you to discuss your custom stock request. Finally, a stock advisor will confirm the amount of shares you are looking to invest in Brait and assist you with the setup and management of your stock portfolio account.

  • Here are the steps you must follow to Buy / Purchase Brait Group shares with utmost confidence:

    1. Start by Filling in the BUY THIS SHARE form.
    2. Insert your name, email, telephone number and monthly remuneration.
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