Clients

Bravura goes above and beyond to provide targeted solutions for clients.

Our portfolio includes prominent listed and unlisted companies across various sectors.

Sedgeley Solar Energy (Namibia)
(Pty) Ltd

M&A Disposal
2022

Bravura acted as Corporate Adviser to Sedgeley Solar Energy (Namibia) in disposing 25% interest held by the existing shareholders to RMB Corvest.

Transaction Value: R95m

PAIX Holding B.V.

Equity Capital Raise
2022

Bravura acted as Corporate Adviser to PAIX Holding B.V. on their Series B expansion equity raise to fund its medium-term roll-out programme.

Transaction Value: USD 40m 

Bakers Transport (Pty) Ltd

M&A Acquisition
2022

Bravura acted as Corporate Finance Adviser to Bakers Transport (Pty) Ltd in acquiring Barloworld Specialised Transport (Pty) (Ltd) and Manline Energy (Pty) Ltd.

Transaction Value: Undisclosed

Afine Investments

JSE Listing
2021

Bravura acted as Corporate Advisor to Afine Investments, listing as a real estate investment trust (Reit) onto the Alternative Exchange (AltX) of the JSE.

Transaction Value: R240m

Amava Group Capital (Pty) Ltd

Mezzanine Funding Instrument
2021

Bravura acted as Financial Adviser to the shareholders of Amava Group Capital (Pty) Ltd to raise a specialised mezzanine funding instrument to facilitate the refinancing of its stake in a JSE listed entity.

Transaction Value: R90m

I A Bell and Company (Pty) Ltd

Debt Capital Raise
2021

Bravura acted as Corporate Adviser to the Bell family holding company, I A Bell and Company, with regard to raising term funding for its acquisition of Deere & Company’s 31.37% stake in Bell Equipment Limited.

Transaction Value:R300m

Zebu Investment Partners

M&A Disposal
2021

Bravura acted as Sell-side Advisor to Zebu on the divestiture of Zebu’s portfolio interest in Interfresh Limited, a Zimbabwean based citrus asset.

Transaction Value: Undisclosed

Merchant West (Pty) Ltd

Capital Raise
2020

Bravura acted as Capital Raising Partner to  Merchant West (Pty) Ltd in raising funding from Old Mutual Life Assurance Company (South Africa) Limited for an asset backed finance transaction.

Transaction Value: R102m

Scinta South Africa

M&A Acquisition
2022

Bravura acted as Corporate Advisor to Scinta South Africa (Pty) Ltd regarding the acquisition of the Ermelo Mine Services business from South32 Ltd.

Transaction Value: Undisclosed

Scinta South Africa Capital (Pty) Ltd

M&A Acquisition
2020

Bravura acted as Corporate Advisor to Scinta South Africa (Pty) Ltd regarding the acquisition of the Ermelo Mine Services business from Exxaro Resources Ltd.

Transaction Value: Undisclosed

Efficient Group Limited

Delisting
2020

Bravura acted as Corporate Advisor to Efficient Group Limited (“EFG”) with regard to the Apis Partners LLP offer to acquire EFG’s minority shareholding and delist EFG; plus a further equity capital raise via claw back rights offer.

Transaction Value: R36.4m

Claw back rights offer: Undisclosed

Caxton & CTP Publishers & Printers Limited

M&A Acquisition –
2020

Bravura acted as Corporate Advisor to Caxton & CTP Publishers & Printers Limited regarding its acquisition of a further 19.13% stake in Mpact Ltd, a JSE listed company which is the largest paper and plastics packaging and recycling business in Southern Africa.

Transaction Value: R486m

I A Bell and Company (Pty) Ltd

M&A Acquisition
2020

Bravura acted as Exclusive Corporate Adviser to the Bell family holding company, I A Bell and Company, for the acquisition of a further 31.4% stake in Bell Equipment Limited, from Deere & Company.

Transaction Value: R300m

Gert Schoonbee Beleggings (Pty) Ltd

M&A Disposal
2020

Bravura acted as Exclusive Financial Advisor to the Gert Schoonbee Beleggings (Pty) Ltd group of companies. Thebe Investment Corporation (Pty) Ltd exercised its call option to acquire a 1% stake in Schoonbee Nation Building (Pty) Ltd from Gert Schoonbee Beleggings (Pty) Ltd resulting in joint ownership of the previously established black owned farming initiative, which comprises 208 ha of grapes and 175 ha of citrus.

Transaction Value: Undisclosed

Coza Mining (Pty) Ltd  and Afrimat Limited

M&A Disposal
2020

Bravura acted as Corporate Advisor to the shareholders of Coza Mining (Pty) Limited with regard to the sale of their shares to Afrimat Limited.

Transaction Value: R300m

tashas

M&A Acquisition
2020

Bravura acted as Corporate Advisor to the founding Sideris family in obtaining full ownership of the boutique café brand, tashas, by acquiring 51% of the shareholding from Famous Brands.

Transaction Value: Undisclosed

Cash Connect Beyond Safe

Equity Capital Raise
2020

Bravura acted as Corporate Advisor to Cash Connect regarding an equity capital raise process.

Transaction Value: Undisclosed

Country Bird Limited

M&A Acquisitions
2020

Bravura acted as Advisor to Country Bird Holdings Limited with regard to their acquisition of a strategic stake in Quantum Foods Holdings Limited.

Transaction Value: R308.1m

Gert Schoonbee Beleggings (Pty) Ltd

B-BBEE and Capital Raise
2019

Bravura acted as Exclusive Financial Advisor to the Gert Schoonbee Beleggings (Pty) Ltd (“Schoonbee”) group of companies. Schoonbee contributed two existing operational farms, and Thebe Investment Corporation (Pty) Ltd contributed equity for the establishment of additional citrus and grape developments. In addition, senior debt and mezzanine funding was raised to fund the developments.
As a result, a Black owned farming initiative was established, which comprises 208 ha of grapes and 175 ha of citrus.

Transaction Value: Undisclosed

Efficient Group Limited

Equity Capital Raise
2019

Bravura acted as Corporate Advisor to Efficient Group Limited with regard to raising equity capital from Apis Partners LLP.

Transaction Value: R125m

SolarSaver Group

M&A Acquisition
2019

Bravura acted as Corporate Advisor to the SolarSaver Group with regard to raising equity funding from Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Managers.

Transaction Value: USD40m

Dawn Commodity Trading (Pty) Ltd

M&A Disposal
2018

Bravura acted as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Dawn Commodity Trading (Pty) Ltd, for the disposal of their investment in Mainland Real Estate Limited (“Mainland”). Mainland has a primary listing on the Official Market of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd and a secondary listing on the Alternative Exchange of the JSE Limited. Mainland was sold to wholly-owned subsidiaries of PT Lippo Karawaci Tbk, an entity listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange.

Transaction Value: R24.1m

SolarSaver Group

M&A Acquisition
2018

Bravura acted as Corporate Advisor to the SolarSaver Group with regard to raising equity funding from Stimulus Investments Ltd.

Transaction Value: R50m

Bidvest Namibia Limited

M&A Disposal
2018

Bravura acted as Corporate and Financial Advisor to Bidvest Namibia Limited (the holding company for the Bidvest Group Limited’s interest in Namibia), in their disposal of Bidvest Namibia Fisheries Holdings (Pty) Ltd. Bidvest Namibia Fisheries is the majority shareholder of Namsov Fishing Enterprises (Pty) Ltd, a leading enterprise in fishing and fish processing in Namibia and was acquired by Tunacor Fishing Limited, the first ever fully Namibian owned fishing company.

Transaction Value: N$ 190m

Efficient Group Limited

Debt + Mezzanine Capital Raise
2018

Bravura acted as Corporate Advisor to Efficient Group Limited with regard to raising senior debt and a convertible equity instrument as part funding for the Profit Share Transaction.

Transaction Value: Debt Raise R240m

Mezzanine Capital Raise R158m

Chibuku Products Limited

M&A and Capital Raising
2018

Bravura acted as Exclusive Financial Advisor to the Bowler Consortium and assisted them in raising capital from a mezzanine funder (Ethos Mezzanine Partners 3) with regard to their acquisition of 50.4% of AB InBev’s Chibuku Products Limited in Malawi.

Transaction Value: US$17.5 m

Efficient Group Limited

Related Party Transaction
2018

Bravura acted as joint Corporate Advisor to Efficient Group Limited with regard to the cancellation of a Profit Share Agreement with a Related Party.

Transaction Value: R480m

Westbrooke Investments (Pty) Ltd

M&A Disposal
2018

Bravura acted as Deal Originator to Westbrooke Investments (Pty) Ltd in their disposal of Forge Group’s Industrial division, comprising Allied Putziger (Pty) Ltd (trading as Toolquip and Allied), F and H Machine Tools (Pty) Ltd and Belt Brokers (Pty) Ltd (“The Forge Industrial Group”) to Invicta Holdings Limited. The Forge Industrial Group comprises of importers and distributors of engineering related products (Toolquip and Allied), machining tools (F and H Machine Tools) and industrial conveyer belting and related components (Belt Brokers). It operates through eleven branches countrywide, including three distribution centres in Gauteng.

Transaction Value: Undisclosed

Tower Property Fund Limited

Strategic Equity Capital Raising
2018

Bravura acted as Advisor to Tower Property Fund Limited, a JSE listed Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), on strategic matters linked to its offshore property portfolio based in Croatia and the introduction of suitable equity investors. Bravura identified and introduced Oryx Properties Limited, a property loan stock company listed on the Namibian Stock Exchange. This resulted in a total investment by Oryx of R300 million, structured as a R200 million sell-down by Tower in the offshore portfolio and a R100 million equity cash injection into a newly formed offshore entity holding the portfolio.

Transaction Value: R300m

Westbrooke Investments (Pty) Ltd

M&A Disposal
2018

Bravura acted as the Financial Advisor to Forge Group (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of Westbrooke Investments (Pty) Ltd, in their disposal of Tecsa (Pty) Ltd (“TecsaReco”). TecsaReco is South Africa’s leading importer and value added distributor of domestic appliance parts, domestic and commercial refrigeration components and air conditioning. TecsaReco was acquired by Swedish multinational refrigeration group Beijer Ref AB.

Transaction Value: R400m

PG Group (Pty) Ltd

Restructuring and B-BBEE
2018

Bravura acted as Financial Advisor to PG Group (Pty) Ltd, a leading producer, distributor and installer of automotive and building glass solutions. The group restructuring and 10% B-BBEE ownership transaction for the South African operations enables the empowering of a broad-base of beneficiaries through an internally leveraged structure.

Transaction Value: Undisclosed

Zentosa Capital Limited

Listing
2018

The listing of Zentosa Capital Limited on the Development & Enterprise Market (“DEM”) of the SEM which marked the successful listing of the first international issuer (i.e. foreign company) on the DEM.

Transaction Value: $124 709 900

ARC Investments

JSE Listing
2017

Bravura acted as joint Financial Advisor on the primary listing of African Rainbow Capital Investments Limited, a subsidiary of African Rainbow Capital, onto the JSE.

Transaction Value: R4.3bn

RX Health Group

M&A Disposal
2017

Bravura acted as Financial Advisor to RX Health Group on the disposal of its business to ARC Health, the healthcare subsidiary of African Rainbow Capital.

Transaction Value: R110m

Dacosbro

Listing and Capital Raisings
2017

Bravura acted as Corporate Advisor to  Dacosbro, a property investment holding company, on its listing and subsequent capital raisings on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.

Transaction Value: R1.4bn

Dacosbro

Acquisitions
2017

Bravura acted as Corporate Advisor to Dacosbro on its 48.4% acquisition of Impact Holdings (Mauritius S.A.), a company that owns 100% of Improvon Group a leading South African property developer and investor.

Transaction Value: R1.2bn

Scinta South Africa

M&A Acquisition
2017

Bravura acted as Financial Advisor to Scinta South Africa with regard to its acquisition of South32’s Davel mining right, Ermelo Mines infrastructure and the Ermelo Mines discard dump.

Transaction Value: R187m

Tradehold Limited

M&A Acquisition
2016

Bravura acted as JSE Transaction Sponsor to Tradehold Limited, a JSE listed investment holding company, on the acquisition of a portfolio of 136 South African commercial, industrial and retail properties from Collins Property Projects (Pty) Ltd.

Transaction Value: R1.7bn

CMB International Ltd

B-BBEE Private Placement
2016

Bravura acted as Financial Advisor to CMB International Ltd on the private placement of ordinary shares with African Rainbow Capital as strategic B-BBEE investor. Bravura sourced the investor and also secured a preference share facility from the same investor as further capital.

Transaction Value: R120m

CMB International Ltd

Dual Listing / M&A Acquisition
2016

Bravura acted as Financial Advisor to CMB International Ltd on its primary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and secondary listing on the Namibian Stock Exchange, as well as its acquisition of a portfolio of non-banking financial services assets.

Transaction Value: R367m

Stibium Mining Pty Limited

M&A Acquisition
2016

Bravura acted as Financial Advisor to Stibium Mining (an Australian private company) on a cross-border acquisition of Cons Murch, the only operating antimony mine in Africa, from previously JSE listed Village Main Reef. Bravura sourced, structured and negotiated the deal, including with stakeholders such as the DMR and trade unions.

Transaction Value: Undisclosed

Tadvest Limited

Dual Listing / M&A Acquisition
2016

Bravura acted as Financial Advisor to Tadvest Limited on its primary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and secondary listing on the Namibian Stock Exchange, as well as its acquisition of a diversified portfolio of property, agriculture, industrial and other assets.

Transaction Value: R550m

Mpact Limited

B-BBEE
2015

Bravura acted as Financial Advisor to Mpact Limited, a leading JSE listed paper and plastics packaging group, on a 10% B-BBEE ownership transaction for the South African operations, empowering broad-based beneficiaries in the packaging sector and funding education initiatives, facilitated via an internally leveraged structure.

Transaction Value: R3.3bn

Shoprite Holdings Limited

Listed Capital Restructure
2014/ 2015

Bravura acted as JSE Transaction Sponsor and Corporate Advisor to JSE listed Shoprite Holdings Limited, the largest food retailer in Africa, on the complex regulatory process of redeeming four classes of cumulative preference shares.

Transaction Value: R4.7m (combined)

Invicta Holdings Limited

Listed Rights Offer
2014

Bravura acted as Financial Advisor to JSE listed Invicta Holdings Limited on a fully underwritten rights offer, aimed at restructuring the capital base and providing capital for complementary and synergistic acquisitions.

Transaction Value: R2.25bn

Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts

M&A Acquisition
2014

Bravura acted as Financial Advisor to Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts on the sale of a 73.5% stake in the company to Acorn Agri, a specialist agriculture investment fund, with a view to significantly increasing the franchise footprint.

Transaction Value: Undisclosed

Invicta Holdings Limited

Restructure / B-BBEE
2014

Bravura acted as Financial Advisor to JSE listed Invicta Holdings Limited on a group restructuring, including the introduction of a new South African holding company and treasury function, which also necessitated a restructure of the B-BBEE ownership structure in the group.

Transaction Value: Undisclosed

T-Systems South Africa

M&A Acquisition
2014

Bravura acted as Financial Advisor to T-Systems South Africa, subsidiary of multinational Deutsche Telekom, on the acquisition of Intervate, a South African Microsoft-focused business, aimed at complementing the existing service offering.

Transaction Value: Undisclosed

Senwesbel Limited

M&A Acquisition
2013

Bravura acted as Financial Advisor to Senwesbel on JSE listed entity Grindrod’s acquisition of a 20% shareholding in Senwes Limited from Treacle Fund and Senwesbel, introducing a new strategic shareholder with clear synergies across commodity trading and logistics.

Transaction Value: R444m

NWK Holdings Limited

M&A Acquisition
2013

Bravura acted as Financial Advisor to NWK Holdings Limited on JSE listed entity Grindrod’s acquisition of a 20% shareholding in NWK Limited from Zeder Investments, Thembeka Capital and NWK Holdings Limited, introducing a new strategic shareholder with clear synergies across commodity trading and logistics.

Transaction Value: R228m

T-Systems South Africa

B-BBEE
2013

Bravura acted as Financial Advisor to T-Systems South Africa, subsidiary of multinational Deutsche Telekom, on a cross-border B-BBEE transaction, supporting broad-based educational programmes with an ICT focus and incentivising employees.

Transaction Value: Undisclosed

TWK Agriculture Limited

B-BBEE
2013

Bravura acted as Financial Advisor to TWK Agriculture Limited on a group restructure and introduction of a 25% broad-based community trust as B-BBEE partner, aimed at making a sustainable difference to the communities in which TWK operates.

Transaction Value: Undisclosed

Innovation Group Limited

M&A Disposal
2013

Bravura acted as Financial Advisor to Innovation Group Limited on its disposal of 61.8% in Travest Investments (Pty) Ltd to Santam Limited, as part of its strategy to dispose of non-core assets and focus on growth in the motor and property sectors.

Transaction Value: R58.7m

Real People

M&A M&A Disposa
2013

Bravura acted as Financial Advisor to Real People (Pty) Ltd on the disposal of its retail branch network to JSE and NSX listed Trustco Group Holdings Limited, as a result of a revised strategy by Real People to focus on core operations.

Transaction Value: Undisclosed