Corporate Finance and Advisory

Achieving extraordinary deals

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Investec Investment Banking is a leading corporate house with an international presence. Our sound advice across sectors will help you grow your business.

Guiding your company to the next level

We are valued for having a long-standing team with proven deal execution skills. Strong client relationships mean we understand you and your business, and the opportunities available. This ensures you are guided appropriately throughout the transaction.

Your partners in local or global growth

Whether you are a local or international company, irrespective of the sector or industry you are in, robust growth is possible if you partner with us.

Award-winning team of dealmakers

You will draw on the experience and expertise of dealmakers who have won numerous awards for successful transactions. We consistently rank as South Africa’s leading sponsor team by deal flow.

We took five awards in the DealMakers industry awards in February 2023, consisting of three first places and three second places. 


Mergers & Acquisitions – Investment Advisers 1st place by Deal Flow
Mergers & Acquisitions – JSE Sponsors 1st place by Deal Flow
Mergers & Acquisitions – JSE Sponsors 2nd by Deal Value
General Corporate Finance – JSE Sponsors 1st place by Deal Flow
General Corporate Finance – Investment Advisers 2nd by Deal Flow 
General Corporate Finance – JSE Sponsors 2nd by Deal Value


Years of providing you with sound advice


Advisory teams in six global offices


Top dealmaker by volume in 10 / 13 years

Draw on our experience to grow your business in various ways

  • 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. 

  • Equity capital markets

    Expand your business by raising money to repay debt and fund acquisitions. Access our sound knowledge of the markets and investor relationships globally. We introduce you to all potential sources of finance. These include capital-raisings, rights’ offers and unbundlings.

  • Listings

    Partner with us to benefit from 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 extraordinary results.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Other services

    Our knowledgeable team offers innovative solutions in the areas of management buy-ins and buy-outs, privatisations, disposals, partial exits, take privates, delistings, IPOs and restructurings.

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