ADVISORY AND SPONSOR SERVICES

Our Corporate Finance division has extensive experience across a range of specialties. The division is made up of an expert team, skilled and with many years collective experience in originating, negotiating and executing corporate finance transactions. Grindrod Bank Corporate Finance, (leveraging off the skills of our Oaklins International Inc. team when required) is capable of providing its clients with the highest standard of independent, objective and innovative corporate finance advice and transaction execution services, including but not limited to:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Capital Raising
  • Listings and IPOs
  • B-BBEE Funding and Financial Structuring

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

We can represent clients on both the buy and sell side. Our services include:

  • Identifying acquisition targets
  • Preparing companies for sale
  • Providing valuation advice
  • Strategy development
  • Facilitating negotiations
  • Deal structuring

 

Grindrod Bank Corporate Finance is the sole sub-Saharan African member of Oaklins International giving us the ability to bring in critical industry expertise where required and the ability to introduce foreign buyers, sellers and capital providers into a transaction.

CAPITAL RAISING

Our team has expertise in both the public and private equity and debt capital markets. Our services to clients include advising on all facets of capital raising transactions including key aspects such as pricing and valuation of offers, transaction structures, approach and strategy. We have the relationships and networks to introduce and present clients to the full investor universe including institutional asset managers, private client fund managers and private equity investors.

LISTINGS AND IPOs

Our Advisory team has vast experience gained from numerous listings and IPOs over many years and varying market cycles and the full capability to list companies on the JSE (both Main Board and AltX).

We provide both practical and strategic advice on the full listing process from valuing the company, restructuring, drafting all listing documentation and investor presentation materials, obtaining regulatory approvals and facilitating capital raising road shows and presentations that give our clients the critical exposure they require when going public to the broadest segment of the investor community.

Our Sponsor and Designated Advisor (“DA”) team consists of 6 JSE Approved Executives and provides a comprehensive service assisting clients listed on both the JSE’s Main Board and AltX markets to comply with the requirements of the JSE and the Takeover Regulations on an ongoing and transaction specific basis. Our team strives to provide clients with the highest levels of service and we tailor our services to meet the specific requirements of our clients adding value wherever we can.

Sponsor & Designated Advisor services include:

  • Advice on and assistance in complying with on-going regulatory obligations and requirements
  • Advice and assistance with Corporate Governance requirements
  • Drafting of all public announcements and corporate action circulars and submissions to the JSE
  • Liaising with the JSE on our clients’ behalf
  • Updating clients continuously on regulatory changes and easing their burden or compliance
  • Planning and assistance with investor relations and road show presentations
  • Advice and assistance with structuring transactions
  • Identification and initiation of opportunities as part of the broader corporate finance service offering
  • Assistance with cross border transactions,through our Oaklins International Inc. membership

 

At present, we provide sponsor services to ten companies listed on the JSE's Main Board, one AltX and eight Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).

B-BBEE FUNDING AND FINANCIAL STRUCTURING

Our team has experience and expertise in facilitating, structuring, negotiating and funding B-BBEE transactions.

OAKLINS INTERNATIONAL INC.

A global team working seamlessly across borders.  Oaklins is the world's most experienced mid-market M&A advisor.
Oaklins' trusted senior specialists are entrepreneurs that have the skills and experience to ensure the best results for our clients, whether at home or abroad. We've closed over 1 500 deals in the past 5 years and to ensure the best results, we involve our industry specialists, take a global view and leverage our deep local connections.
Oaklins has over 800 professionals working from 60 offices in 40 countries across 6 continents with 15 industry focused specialist teams. Our senior professionals have worked closely together for over 30 years and are proud of a solid track record of over 5 000 successfully closed deals.
Every step of the way, we put clients first.

 

ADVISORY TEAM

Dino Theodorou
Head: Corporate Finance
Bcompt Hons/CTA, CA(SA)
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Ethene Steenkamp
Senior Executive
BCom Hons, CA(SA)
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Jannie Grobbelaar
Senior Executive
BCom, MBA, CFA
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Yaron Zimbler
Executive
BCom Hons, CA (SA), CFA
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Jean de Wet
Executive
BCom Hons (Investment Management)
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Annerie Britz
Specialist
BCom Hons, CA(SA)
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Sarika Ramithlal
Executive
BAcc, CA (SA)
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CONTACTS

JOHANNESBURG

Corporate Finance Office
Direct: +27 (0)11 459 1867
Switchboard: +27 (0)11 081 1380
[email protected]