The advisory team aims to provide an integrated and collaborative approach to delivering comprehensive solutions to its clients, through a wide range of advisory services.
Whether you are buying or selling a company/asset or part thereof, conducting a black economic empowerment transaction, raising finance, or listing on the JSE we will design and execute a process that meets your specific objectives. We strive to produce results that effectively maximize value and reduce the risks that are inherent to the transaction.
We pride ourselves on our well established relationships, resources and team of experienced professionals with a diverse skill-set and extensive experience.
The advisory team includes chartered accountants, bankers, economists, engineers, modelers, and researchers all with definitive sector expertise in a range of fields.
1. Mergers and Acquisition Advisory
If you are considering a disposal or acquisition, our team will support you with financial and strategic advice from the beginning of the transaction through to completion. We aim to provide complete and comprehensive solutions by leveraging our sector specialist teams and experts from other business divisions within the firm, including Tax, Legal and Consulting to provide independent, objective and focused strategic advice and analysis.
Through our in-depth understanding of deal-making we are able to offer a well-rounded approach to both sell-side and buy-side market participants. These include advising corporates, entrepreneurs and private equity players on both M&A and debt market transactions.
We have an extensive local and global network with a specific focus on Africa. Through this we are able to present opportunities and immediately identify potential suitors to your business. Our team is structured along key industry sectors and this focused approach enables us to efficiently identify and facilitate potential deals.
Our major offerings include:
We provide advice on strategy, alternatives and transaction readiness. Disposal of business includes corporate carve-outs, distressed business M&A and privately-owned companies. Our team will perform valuations to determine appropriate deal price range and then identify potential buyers. We will also assist in marketing the business when it is ready for sale. Once a buyer is established, we can assist on the design of the transaction structure, negotiations between both parties and closing of the deal.
Acquisition and Financing advisory
Our team is able to assist in establishing acquisition goals and criteria for buyers that align with their business goals. Through extensive research, financial analysis and valuation methods we are able to identify potential acquisition targets. Our broader corporate finance team provides tax and financial due diligence as well as post transaction integration.
We offer a full suite of advisory services to black businesses, both in the Black Economic Empowerment area and on pure commercial transactions. This is in response to the growing black business sector and continued emphasis by government towards transformation and support of black entrepreneurs. The responsibilities of this business area also extend to state owned entities and development finance institutions.
JSE and JSE Sponsor Services
Our team provides support and advice from a dedicated JSE Sponsor team at every step of the JSE journey. This is done through independent advisory to clients seeking to raise capital for growth via public markets. We advise on IPOs, market/exchanges, regulatory authorities, listings and de-listings.
We have long standing relationships with many PE fund managers and portfolio companies whom we provide services to with a holistic approach to deal support and advice.
2. Debt and Capital Advisory
Our Debt and Capital Advisory team’s role is to create value by helping clients to devise the most appropriate funding structures that support their long term business goals, identify the best source of funds and subsequently extract attractive terms from the market to reduce execution risk and costs.
Our effectiveness in funding advisory is derived from experience, coupled with our outstanding research capabilities and commitment to the intricate dealings of funding businesses and projects.
3. Infrastructure and Capital Projects Advisory
Transactions and large scale project returns and outcomes don’t happen by chance, they can significantly benefit from engaging an advisor with expansive services, global reach and a sophisticated view of the entire asset lifecycle.
We offer a range of services advising both Government and the Private Sector in response to Infrastructure Capital Projects, Public Private Partnerships, Infrastructure M&A and Donor Agency transactions.