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Mvelaserve Shares Advance After Board Recommends Bidvest Offer

Mvelaserve Ltd. (MVS) shares rose to the highest in nine months after its independent board recommended shareholders accept a revised takeover offer from Bidvest Group Ltd. (BVT), South Africa’s second-biggest company by revenue.

The shares rose 3.1 percent to 8.70 rand, the highest since Nov. 21, valuing the company at 1.23 billion rand ($120 million). Bidvest increased the price for Mvelaserve shares it doesn’t already own to 9.20 rand from 9.10 rand, the companies said in a joint statement today.

Mvelaserve has interests ranging from support services for facilities management to cleaning.

The volume of shares traded in Johannesburg was more than 11 times the three-month daily average.

To contact the reporter on this story: Kamlesh Bhuckory in Johannesburg at kbhuckory@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Simon Thiel at sthiel1@bloomberg.net

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