Corporate finance advisory services

Providing advice & insights at every stage of a transaction

With our collaborative and integrated approach to all projects and transactions, and our extensive experience of the marketplace, we are able to deliver a successful solution to you, effectively maximising value and reducing risks, no matter how complex the deal.

Corporate Finance Advisory Services

Mergers and Acquisition Advisory

Whether 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, often working with our specialist teams of experts from other business divisions such as Tax, Legal and Consulting to provide independent, objective and focused strategic advice and analysis. 

We have an extensive global network including Africa where we can 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 speedily identify and facilitate potential deals. 

Key service offerings:
    -Disposal advisory
    -Buy side advisory
    -BEE advisory


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 objectives and structures, identify the best source of funds and subsequently extract attractive terms from the market - as well as reduce execution risk and costs.

Our effectiveness is derived from the experience we bring, coupled with our research, study and devotion to the intricate business of funding businesses and projects.

Key service offerings:
    -Financing relating to acquisitions, ring-fenced projects, disposals and mergers
    -Restructuring services
    -General Financial Advisory


Black Business Advisory

We offer a full suite of Corporate Finance Advisory services to black businesses both in the Black Economic Empowerment area and pure commercial transactions.

This is in response to the growing black business sector and the continued emphasis by government towards transformation and the support of black entrepreneurs.

The responsibilities of this business area also extend to state owned entities and development finance institutions.

Key service offerings:
    -BEE acquisitions and disposals
    -Capital raising
    -Strategic business advice
    -Project financing
    -General financial advisory


Infrastructure and Capital projects

We offer a range of services by advising both Government and Private Sector in response to infrastructure projects, including Public Private Partnerships.

For Government projects, we act as Transaction Advisors taking a project from the feasibility study through to procurement. For Private Sector jobs, we assist bidders in responding to Government tenders, by acting as a Financial Advisors. This includes providing financial advice, modelling, BEE advice and if required raising finance.

Key service offerings:
    -Feasibility  study
    -Project financing
    -General financial advisory


Fund Advisory
Recently there has been an investment paradigm shift taking place on a global scale where institutional investors are beginning to diversify away from their traditional asset classes into alternative asset classes. Infrastructure is one such asset class that is attracting significant interest. To take advantage of this phenomenon, we are able to act as an International Fund Manager’s African representative to source, screen, evaluate and where appropriate, submit various proposed projects for inclusion in a fund managers’ portfolio where a proposed project meets the prescribed investment criteria and is in line with their broader investment mandate.

Deloitte has built up considerable experience over the years and in turn established credible working relationships with a number of major donor agencies, NGOs, CBOs and FBOs globally. We are thus able to provide a transparent, reliable and accountable project as well as a donor fund and grant management service.

Key service offerings:
    -Donor fund advisory services
    -Infrastructure shared services into Africa
    -Alternative Renewable Energy Funding & Project Monitoring


Sponsor and Designated Advisor Services
Deloitte Sponsor Services is an approved JSE sponsor and Designated Adviser to listed companies.  We act as an intermediary between its clients, the JSE Limited and the Takeover Regulation Panel dealing with a wide array of reporting, compliance and corporate action issues. Deloitte project manages the entire process, interfacing between the company and securities regulators, making it seamless to clients and taking the pressure of corporate actions away from the operating environment.

Key service offerings:
    -Application of JSE listings requirements
    -TRP offer documents
    -Company announcements e.g. dividends, cautionary and category 2 transactions
    -Circulars to shareholders
    -JSE compliance on financial results and corporate finance announcements
    -Applications for listings or de-listings
    -Change of directors, directors dealings and related SENS announcements
    -Competition commission issues
    -Reserve Bank applications
    -Rights offers
    -Foreign asset transactions
    -General communication with the JSE and TRP


Financial Modeling
The discipline of financial modelling takes into account the diverse business activities and simplifies these into the most granular components, providing insights into the key drivers affecting strategic decision-making.
We are able to provide you with a tailored Financial Analysis Tool that facilitates easy to understand “what if” scenarios in terms of the impact on the integrated forecast balance sheet, income statement, cash flow and ratio analysis.  The tool is developed specifically for your business, project and/or related financial decision.  By creating dynamic predictive financial models to meet your specific needs, you are able to base your decisions on robust financial analysis.

Key service offerings:
    -Bespoke financial models
    -Independent technical reviews
    -Financial models as part of other advisory assignments
    -Regulatory tariff modelling


Outsourced Securitisation and Transaction Support Services
Our bond issue centre of excellence for Deloitte South Africa is located within Corporate Finance. Our team has been operating for over thirteen years and during that time has worked on a large number of listed and unlisted, term bond issues and Domestic Medium Term Note (‘DMTN’) Programmes issued in South Africa, as well as a number of Euro Medium Term Note Programmes issued in the UK and Europe, and Global Medium Term Note Programmes (‘GMTN’) issued in jurisdictions including the United States.

Deloitte offers a holistic suite of professional services from pre- to post transaction. Outsourced Securitisation Services (OSS) act as Securitisation Outsourced Administration providers and Back-up servicing providers.  We are further approved by S&P, Moody’s and Fitch to provide these services.

Key service offerings:
    -Bond Issue Transaction Support
    -Outsourced Securitisation
    -Securitisation Transaction Support