Ascendis Health, whose restructuring costs almost rivalled its R303m market value in its year to end-June, looks set to get a nod from shareholders on Monday on a deal from lenders that will probably result in it going private, and possibly ceasing to exist.

Shareholders must decide on a restructuring plan that will result in the group giving up its most profitable assets, leaving it with three businesses in SA: its local consumer brands business, which includes brands such as Solal; its pharmaceutical business; and parts of its medical device business...

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