Tongaat Hulett in talks to sell starch business
The sugar producer wants to reduce its SA debt by R8.1bn by March 2021 and is considering an equity raise
Sugar producer Tongaat Hulett, which has seen its share price fall more than two-thirds since resuming trading in February, said on Thursday that it may sell its starch business as it battles a R13bn debt pile.
Tongaat did not go into further details, but wants to cut R8.1bn in debt by March 2021. It is also considering asking shareholders for about R4bn.