Bravura wins Best Independent Advisor, South Africa in the AGF Awards, 2021

For the third consecutive year, Bravura was named the Best Independent Advisory Firm for South Africa in the Africa Global Funds (AGF) 2021 awards.

Best Independent Advisory Firm for South Africa in the Africa Global Funds Awards 2020.
Best Independent Advisory firm in Africa in the Africa Global Funds Awards 2019.

The AGF Awards were created to honour and generate both industry and public recognition of the outstanding efforts and accomplishments of fund service providers covering Africa. The prestigious AGF Service Providers Awards are recognised as a symbol of excellence, being the only international awards that pay tribute to stakeholders within African fund services.

Factors considered in the AGF judging process are the companies’ commercial success and business growth, product innovation, client satisfaction and a robust response to challenges.

Bravura in the top ten for deal activity, DealMakers rankings 2020 

DealMakers released the overall rankings for General Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions for 2020 in a virtual award ceremony held on 23 February 2021.

Bravura was listed in the 7th position in the annual 2020 rankings for Mergers & Acquisitions by Deal Flow (Activity) for Investment Advisors.

With a total of seven deals, Bravura ranked just three deals short of Rand Merchant Bank, two more than Standard Bank and six more than Absa CIB. For deal value, Bravura was ranked 18th overall.

This ranking is significant because it highlights the Bravura team’s commitment to provide determined and continuous service to our clients throughout the year, regardless of the persistent challenges.

Furthermore, the ranking would not have been possible were it not for our clients, who did not flinch in the face of adversity and in many cases did exactly the opposite, by moving forward with determination.

DealMakers is a premier publication which provides a ranking on every transaction undertaken by South African Stock Exchange-listed companies.

Soria Hay, Positive Role Model Gauteng Winner, Gender Mainstreaming Awards, 2020

Soria Hay, Head of Corporate Finance at Bravura, was named as the Regional Winner for Gauteng in the “Positive Role Model Beacon of Africa” as well as being named the overall national runner up in the category in the Gender Mainstreaming Awards.

This category is in recognition of those individuals who are lighting the way for other role models and can be considered “elders” – less in terms of age but for their wisdom and knowledge.

The Gender Mainstreaming Awards are held each year to encourage private sector buy-in to achieving more meaningful representation of women in the mainstream of business. The awards, which this year included both regional and overall award categories, seek to celebrate companies and individuals who are guiding beacons of inclusive gender representation and serve as inspiration to South Africa’s business community.

Hay says, “Having been nominated for the 8th Gender Mainstreaming Awards was both a humbling and motivational experience. Taking part in the discussions and interviews which are a part of the shortlisting process made me think a great deal about what I could do to make an even bigger difference. Personally this was an incredibly enriching experience, and I am honoured to have been selected amongst a strong and inspiring group of my fellow women leaders.”