Transport and logistics group Imperial has named Afropulse as its broad-based black economic empowerment partner in a R200m deal. Afropulse is an investment, investor relations and corporate advisory company, led by businessperson Phumzile Langeni, who is the executive chair. Langeni is also one of the four special envoys appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to help SA attract $100bn worth of investments over a five-year period. Afropulse will subscribe for 25% interest in the soon-to-be-set-up vehicle, which will house energy, mining and chemicals businesses within Imperial Logistics SA. The proposed transaction will take effect in the third of the financial year. The initial target was to sell 30% of Imperial Logistics South Africa to a BEE partner, but the company said this was taking longer than anticipated because of the complexities involved. Imperial is in the process of unbundling its vehicle operations, which will be separately listed in November, in a move that it hopes ...

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