Our approach

Benefit from the skills and insights of an established, award-winning team with proven deal execution skills. Our dedication to client relationships means we strive to understand you and your business, and the opportunities available to you. Whether you are a local or international company, irrespective of the sector or industry you are in, robust growth is possible when you partner with us.


Advisory expertise

Draw on our experience to help you to grow or consolidate, whatever the phase of the business cycle. 

  • Mergers and acquisitions

    Benefit from our in-depth industry and market knowledge and international presence in order to grow your business. Our experienced team sources deals internationally and locally and advises on a full range of transactions. These include mergers, disposals, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, spin-offs, divestitures and other restructurings.

  • Public market listings

    Partner with us for sound, relevant advice to navigate seamlessly through the listing process. With innovative thinking and an entrepreneurial approach, our specialist, international team will help you achieve your listings goals.

  • JSE Sponsor services

    Receive advice on JSE listing requirements during transactions and on an ongoing basis. We provide guidance, review reports, provide board updates and, where required, assist with the preparation of documents to be submitted to the JSE.

  • Black Economic Empowerment

    Open your company to new opportunities via BEE transactions and empowerment deals. We facilitate these transactions at an equity level and help you realise your goals and objectives. We offer sound advice on BEE codes and industry charters, structuring, funding, process, choice of partner and valuation.

  • Restructuring

    Allow us to find problem areas in your business that require modification or restructuring. We offer integrated services: M&A advisory and execution, equity and debt fundraising and negotiations with current/future debt providers, acquisitions, disposals or partial exits, take privates/delistings, IPOs and restructurings.

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The team

Marc Ackermann

Head: Corporate finance; Co-head: SA Investment Banking

Louis Dirker

Head: Debt capital markets

Marc Ackermann

Head: Corporate finance; Co-head: SA Investment Banking

Louis Dirker

Head: Debt capital markets