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|

Soria Hay – B-BBEE deal-making trends, Classic Business

Classic Business’s Michael Avery invites insights from Soria Hay on the anticipated trends going into the ‘4th’ wave of B-BBEE transactions in 2019, touching on the lessons learned on sustainable structures; considerations when empowering at company or measured entity level; multinationals and equity equivalent deals; and the future of B-BBEE deal-making for unlisted companies. Read the transcription below: Michael [...]

Feb 17th, 2019|Categories: B-BBEE, News, Transactions|