Case Spotlight: Steinhoff International Holdings NV

By Allison Gosman, Senior Marketing Specialist, Financial Recovery Technologies

CompanySteinhoff International Holdings NV
ExchangeFWB (Frankfurt Stock Exchange) and JSE (Johannesburg Stock Exchange)
ClaimsBreach of continuous disclosure obligations, and misleading and deceptive conduct
Relevant PeriodDeminor: December 7, 2015-December 5, 2017
Grant & Eisenhofer: December 31, 2014, January 1, 2015 - present
TILP: December 7, 2015-December 5, 2017


On December 5th, 2017, the Steinhoff International Holdings NV (“Steinhoff”), a South African international retail holding company, announced that they received new information regarding irregularities to its accounting practices. The company declared that they “will determine whether any prior years’ financial statements will need to be restated.” The Viceroy Research Group, an US-based investment company, launched its own investigation to determine whether Steinhoff had purposefully implemented irregular accounting practices to artificially inflate its earnings and valuation.


The organizers, Deminor, Grant & Eisenhofer, and TILP with DRRT, do not intend to bring this as a Dutch Foundation under the Dutch Collective Settlement Act of 2005. Rather they intend to file a damages action with the Netherlands courts. Therefore, in order to participate in this action, shareholders will have to register with the organizer.

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  • Preliminary Alert: December 13, 2017
  • Full Alert: January 18, 2018

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