Group Overview

Bravura Holdings Limited (formerly CMB International Ltd) has a unique approach to financial services investment. As a Mauritian-incorporated entity, the company holds a Category 1 Global Business Licence issued by the Financial Services Commission (FSC). The company has a primary listing on the Official List of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM), and a secondary listing on the Main Board of the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX).

Bravura believes the time is right for a consolidation of medium-sized investment banking and advisory firms.

Our strategy is to invest through our subsidiaries in financial services businesses in various markets in Southern Africa and in entities that have focused their investments in financial instruments, including derivatives and equity.

Bravura was established to meet an existing demand in this market, and intends to take advantage of the business relationships, skills, market knowledge and experience of the management and board of directors to fulfill its business objectives.

Extraordinary business growth in the Southern African market and concurrent client demand enable us to:

Capitalise on a recovery in the merger and acquisition market

Benefit from the opportunity to grow our corporate finance and structured solutions services into an expanding client base and markets

Provide new services and products to existing and new clients

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Value Proposition

Bravura and its shareholders believe there is significant opportunity for consolidation among small and medium-sized non-bank financial services firms. It is our vision to be the pre-eminent independent financial services group in Southern Africa.

Bravura has the ability to add substantial value to an investor/ partner company through the following propositions:

We offer an attractive consolidation platform for other businesses to become part of a diversified non-bank financial services group, through an extensive blue-chip client portfolio and significant skills base, backed by access to capital and strategy to diversify income streams.

Our team of highly qualified, technically strong individuals has a reputation for innovation and has the ability to solve complex problems and offer bespoke solutions to clients.

We have a strategic client network of large corporates, institutions, multi-nationals, capital providers and high net worth individuals.

We operate as an entrepreneurial, independent organisation with no formal ties with any banking group.

We offer astute, forward-thinking and sound financial solutions and products, underpinned by an independent and flexible approach, together with rigorous risk management practices.

Bravura has uniquely positioned itself to advise companies for inbound and outbound activities, into and from Southern Africa, providing clients with access to local and foreign capital.

We provide innovative financial products to the institutional and corporate market.

We have a significant international footprint, including operations in Mauritius, South Africa, Namibia and Australia, which allows the group to operate seamlessly across these borders.

Strategic and operational decisions are not subject to a large amount of corporate red tape, enabling us to quickly capitalise on attractive opportunities.

Key Strategic Shareholder

African Rainbow Capital (ARC)

African Rainbow Capital (ARC) is a 29.9% shareholder in Bravura Holdings Limited. ARC is a 99% B-BBEE accredited, African private equity fund, focused on the South African and African financial services industry, and businesses that deliver exceptional returns on equity.

ARC is a subsidiary of Ubuntu-Botho Investments (Pty) Limited, a broad based black empowerment investment holding company.

The ARC team members, including Patrice Motsepe, Johan van Zyl (former CEO of Sanlam), and Johan van der Merwe (former CEO of Sanlam Investments), have a wealth of experience in the financial services industry.

In its short history, ARC has already demonstrated its ability to put significant capital to work in highly attractive, proprietary investment opportunities.

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