Bravura challenge accepted by women graduates

In July last year, Bravura launched its graduate programme aimed specifically at Black female graduates. In keeping with Bravura’s talent acquisition strategy, the benchmark was set high for applicants, requiring top academic performance, a hunger to learn about business and transactions, and that special X-factor which sets them apart from their peers. Zodwa Mabena and Fatima Solwa, Bravura’s two [...]

Mar 11th, 2019|Categories: Corporate Finance, News|

Investing in women investment bankers from graduates to independent dealmakers

It is not easy for a young woman to make her mark in the investment banking industry. Globally, the domain of investment banking remains a fortress of male domination, says Soria Hay of Bravura, an independent investment banking firm specialising in corporate finance and structured solutions, with offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Mauritius, Windhoek and Sydney. This is evidenced [...]

Mar 11th, 2019|Categories: Corporate Finance, News|

Hosken Consolidated Investments Ltd (HCI) – building value over a period of twenty years

In 2000, Bravura assisted JSE-listed HCI, one of the first-generation broad-based black economic empowerment companies in South Africa, to acquire Vukani Gaming (Pty) Limited (“Vukani”), formerly known as SAVGC. At the time the company was described as having strong potential to emerge as a frontrunner in the Limited Payout Machine sector of the gaming industry. Known today as Vukani [...]

Feb 27th, 2019|Categories: Corporate Finance, News, Transactions|

When the journey becomes the destination…

Bravura Alumni Society February 2019 Spotlight Neil Grobbelaar – Group CEO of Real People Neil Grobbelaar is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Real People, a micro-finance company that provides home improvement finance through short- to medium-term unsecured loans for individuals and SMEs, as well as undertaking debt collection by facilitating an affordable yet reasonable resolution to problem debt. [...]

Feb 27th, 2019|Categories: Alumni, Corporate Finance, News|

South Africa’s long journey to Ramaphosa’s path of renewal

The stakes have never been higher, and despite Minister Tito Mboweni’s always-jovial presence in parliament as he tabled Budget 2019, his words prepared us for the bitter medicine that must be swallowed before we can experience economic recovery. President Ramaphosa demands that we are on a path of renewal. Mboweni shows us the narrow route along which we must travel… [...]

Feb 22nd, 2019|Categories: Economy, News|

Budget 2019 – South Africa finding ourselves in the economic desert

“Today, we walk into this house with an iconic South African plant, the aloe ferox. It has a long history of medicinal use. It is resilient, sturdy and drought resistant. It withstands the elements. We must take the bitter with the sweet. Today, I bring you a seed to prove that if we plant anew, we can return to [...]

Feb 22nd, 2019|Categories: Economy, News|