Category Archives: Equity raising

The SA VC model is broken….

6 days ago I wrote this on LinkedIn – “The SA VC model is broken. Correction – it has never been right. We need solutions that allow our entrepreneurs to get access to the correct type of funding on the … Continue reading

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The “1-for-40” club

The last few months have been quite hectic. We have had some interesting mandates to raise 3rd party funding and have also invested in and/or launched some start-up businesses ourselves (with various partners). And time and time again we have … Continue reading

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Venture Capital Companies – a (working) perspective

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending the launch of GroTech, one of the latest South African Venture Capital Companies that have emerged following the South African Revenue Service’s (SARS) revision of Section 12J of the SA Income Tax Act. The … Continue reading

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Planning for an Initial Public Offering

I have had the privilege of listing a number of companies in my time as an investment banker. Most of these companies were already established by the time we got involved as an investment bank and IPO advisor, but some … Continue reading

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