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About the company: The Bidvest Group Ltd [JSE:BVT]

by , 10 June 2015

Founded in 1988 and with its roots firmly in South Africa, Bidvest is an international services, trading and distribution company. It is one of the top 40 companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…

Full name: The Bidvest Group Limited
Short name: Bidvest
Ticker: BVT
Sector: Industrial goods & services – general industrials


Five top facts about The Bidvest Group


Fact #1:
The Bidvest Group employs over 145,000 people across five continents.

Fact #2:
The Bidvest Group has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange under ticker BVT. The company listed in 1990.

Fact #3:
The biggest shareholder in The Bidvest Group is the Government Employees Pension Fund, which holds 15.08%; and the Public Investment Corporation (PIC), which holds 12.67%.

Fact #4:
The Bidvest Group operates across four main divisions:

  • Bidvest Corporate: This includes investor relations, corporate communications and strategic direction.
  • Bidvest South Africa: Its role provides a number of products and services across South Africa. This includes Bidvest Freight, Bidvest Electrical, and Bidvest Travel and Aviation.
  • Bidvest Foodservice Group: Supplies and distributes food products across Asia Pacific, Europe and Southern Africa.
  • Bidvest Namibia: This is the holding company for the company’s interests in Namibia. It includes fisheries and other commercial businesses.

Fact #5:
The Bidvest Group is one the largest food service businesses in the world, excluding the United States.


Chart of The Bidvest Group’s share price


Chart of The Bidvest Group's share price


Financial information


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