3 arguments for buying South32

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Key points

  • Demergers - the spinning off of assets that are better known to the market - have provided some of the best returns in the past decade compared to IPOs.
  • Those with higher risk tolerance can justify a position for South32 in portfolios.
  • South32 has a strong management team and excellent board, led by chairman David Crawford.


BHP Billiton has finally given birth to its newest child – South32 – and a potential “baby bonus” to shareholders who received one South32 share for each BHP share held, as a demerger dividend. But should investors hold or sell South32 shares, or buy more?

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