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Corporate Finance

About Corporate Finance and M&A Advisory Services

Our Corporate Finance and M&A team is the sub-Saharan African member firm of Oaklins, the leading global mid-market M&A advisor. We combine firm roots in the local market and collaboration on a global scale with a passion for excellence.

Our comprehensive range of advisory services includes M&A sell-side and buy-side, equity capital markets, listings and IPOs, valuations, fairness opinions and BEE. We are a JSE Sponsor and Designated Advisor.

Our Corporate Finance and M&A team provides its clients with the highest standard of independent, objective and innovative corporate finance advice and transaction execution services. As the Oaklins South Africa office we deliver a truly world-class depth of skills and expertise and the benefits of unparalleled global networks.

Advisory Services

M&A Sell Side

Our clients have put extraordinary effort into making their businesses successful. When they are ready to sell, we are there to maximise the value they have created. We will value the asset and prepare it for sale, develop a disposal strategy, identify a comprehensive list of potential acquirers, facilitate and manage the sale process, negotiate with buyers and structure a successful deal. We will leverage Oaklins’ vast global networks and specialist industry knowledge wherever possible to bring international buyers to the table and achieve the highest possible deal consideration.

M&A Buy-Side

When the time comes to acquire, you'll want the deal to be in experienced hands. Our dynamic approach will uncover the greatest buy-side opportunities. We will identify targets, approach company owners personally and with discretion, advise on valuation, deal structuring and lead negotiations, managing all aspects of the transaction to its successful conclusion. If international acquisitive growth is the objective, we will engage our Oaklins’ colleagues and utilise their industry specific knowledge, track record and connections.

Advisory Services

Growth Equity and Equity Capital Markets (ECM)

We provide unbiased, conflict-free advice to all of our clients, be they companies, management teams, boards of directors or large shareholders. We provide advice on all facets of capital raising transactions including pricing and valuation of offers, transaction structures and approach and strategy. We have extensive local relationships and networks including private equity and institutional investors. Our Oaklins’ offices extend our reach and networks globally.

Listings and IPOs

Our team have the capability and experience to list companies on the JSE’s Main Board and AltX markets and recently launched competitor exchanges. We provide both practical and strategic advice on the full listing process from valuing the company, restructuring the entity and preparing it for life as a public company, drafting all listing documentation and investor presentation materials, obtaining regulatory approvals and organising and facilitating capital raising road shows. Through the Equity Capital Market teams of various other Oaklins offices, we are able to list companies on selected markets globally as well.

Other Corporate Finance Services

Our team has extensive valuation experience across numerous industries. We offer an independent view and provide valuation advice no matter the purpose or transaction. We are also capable of providing fairness opinions. Our team has experience and expertise in conceiving, facilitating, structuring, negotiating and arranging funding for BEE transactions.

JSE Sponsor Services

We are JSE registered Sponsor and Designated Adviser. Our team includes 4 JSE Approved Executives. We provide a comprehensive service to clients on both the JSE’s Main Board and AltX markets helping them navigate the requirements of the JSE and the Takeover Regulations both on an ongoing and transaction specific basis. Services include:

  • Advice and assistance on complying with continuing obligations and Corporate Governance requirements.
  • Drafting of all public announcements and submissions to the JSE and liaison with the JSE and the Takeover Regulation Panel on our clients’ behalf.
  • Updating clients continuously on regulatory changes.
  • Planning and assistance with investor relations and road show presentations and advice and assistance with structuring transactions.
  • Identification and initiation of opportunities as part of our broader M&A ad Corporate Finance Advisory offering.

850 professionals
45 countires, 70 offices
15 vertical markets with deep industry expertise
500+ live mandates
Over 5 000 deals closed, 50% cross-border


A global team working seamlessly across borders has made Oaklins 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 1 700 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.

Deep local roots, global commitment
Oaklins offices around the world

Yaron Zimbler
[email protected]
+27 11 459 1869

4th Floor, Grindrod Tower
8A Protea Place
Sandton, South Africa

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