September 16, 2015
Translink Corporate Finance announces the acquisition of Metal Concentrators (Pty) Ltd, the second largest South African refiner of precious metals, by Caxal Enterprises (Pty) Ltd, the investment holding vehicle for the Crosse family. Translink acted as the exclusive financial adviser for Caxal Enterprises.
Metal Concentrators is South Africa’s second largest precious metal refinery and the leading supplier of gold and other precious metals to the South African manufacturing jewelry industry. It is the first and only South African company to obtain approval from the South African Diamond and Jewelry Regulator, as well as the South African Reserve Bank to produce and sell minted bars directly to the public. The company was accepted by the international Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC) as a member late in 2013 and achieved a double certification of RJC and Chain of Custody in 2014, a first for a refinery in SA which enabled international gold sales.
Metal Concentrators was founded in 1989 by Bernard and Hilary Stern and has two refining plants, in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
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