Emerging Companies

 

 

We seek out emerging companies valued between AU$10m and AU$200m across most sectors to provide them with an integrated capital and advisory offering.

Emerging companies
Investec's Emerging Companies team targets companies with strong founder and shareholder involvement.

  • High conviction growth potential
  • Demonstrated track record (not in ‘proof of concept’ phase)
  • Typically valued between AU$10m and AU$200m
  • Private or public
  • Sustainable competitive advantage
  • Strong founder influence and alignment

Emerging Companies Advisory

Learn more about our corporate advisory services

We provide target companies and their owners with a single touch point to access Investec’s balance sheet, advisory services and platform relationships.

  • Our role

    You benefit from Investec's integrated offering when we act as sponsors and trusted partners. Our goal is to partner with you to help you realise your strategic objectives, by providing capital solutions, corporate advisory services and general connectivity through our networks.
  • Capital Solutions

    Providing strategic funding across the capital structure as well as complementary financial markets services.
    • Equity capital: including direct investments from Investec’s balance sheet, leading and/or facilitating capital raisings. Target deal size of AU$1m to AU$10m equity per investment
    • Hybrid capital: convertible notes, mezzanine debt, warrants
    • Debt capital: senior and subordinated unitranche
    • Hedging: sales, structuring and risk analysis around interest rates, currencies and commodities
  • Third Party Solutions and Connectivity

    We leverage our circle of business influencers and networks to help our clients succeed, including capital raising and profile building, with access to:
    • Institutional investors, HNW investors, other external intermediaries
    • Investec’s affiliated platforms: The Table Club, Wholesale Investor, Equitise, H2 Ventures, Global Capital
  • Emerging Companies Advisory

    We act as trusted advisers to our clients, focusing on providing high impact strategic advice on transactions and opportunities over the long term.
    • M&A and IPO advisory
    • Capital raisings
    • Independent and strategic advisory

IEC’s “go to market” offering:  Advise, Invest, Connect

We have positioned IEC as a team focused on entrepreneurs and their emerging companies, which also acts as a gateway to Investec’s full suite of services, relationships and funding solutions — We are a “client-focused” team rather than a “product” team.
 

Introduction to Investec Emerging Companies

Launched in 2016, Investec Emerging Companies has been actively executing on its “Advise, Invest, Connect” strategy and pursuing our goal of becoming the pre-eminent strategic partner and trusted adviser to entrepreneurs and their emerging companies in Australia.

 
 

Dresden Optics

Dresden is a vertically integrated retailer in Australia and Canada offering high quality, affordable prescription eyewear with a unique modular frame and hinge design for easy interchangeability and customisation between multiple pairs.

 
 

MadeComfy

MadeComfy is a tailored, end-to-end property management service for property owners seeking to benefit from the high potential yields of short-term rental. The company partners with a range of booking platforms including Airbnb, Stayz and Booking.com.

 
 

Splend

Splend is the leading rideshare vehicle solutions provider in Australia and has expanded operations to the UK, Canada and Mexico. The business offers brand new, fully maintained and fuel efficient vehicle rental solutions on flexible terms.

 
 

ICM Airport Technics

ICM is a leading aviation technology business which designs and implements Automatic Bag Drop (ABD) systems for airports globally. The ABD systems comprise of hardware and software solutions which streamline the process of airline passengers’ check-in experience.

 

Our experts are ready to assist you

  • David Phillips

    David Phillips

    Emerging Companies

    David has 25+ years of experience in financial services, the last 13 of which with Investec where he has been the Head of Structured Finance, Global Co-head of Investec Aviation Finance and currently Head of Investec Emerging Companies. David is an ASIC registered Responsible Manager for Investec licensing purposes and is part of the Investec Australia executive management team.

  • Hein Vogel

    Hein Vogel

    Emerging Companies

    Hein has 17+ years of experience in financial services having worked on numerous investments, mergers & acquisitions, commercial transactions and public offerings. Hein has been focused on working with entrepreneurs and emerging companies at Investec Australia for the past 5 years.

Our experts are ready to assist you

David Phillips
Hein Vogel

David Phillips

Emerging Companies

David has 25+ years of experience in financial services, the last 13 of which with Investec where he has been the Head of Structured Finance, Global Co-head of Investec Aviation Finance and currently Head of Investec Emerging Companies. David is an ASIC registered Responsible Manager for Investec licensing purposes and is part of the Investec Australia executive management team.

Hein Vogel

Emerging Companies

Hein has 17+ years of experience in financial services having worked on numerous investments, mergers & acquisitions, commercial transactions and public offerings. Hein has been focused on working with entrepreneurs and emerging companies at Investec Australia for the past 5 years.

Emerging Companies Australia