Nodus Capital

The Nodus Capital business is focussed on mergers and acquisitions, buy-outs and the raising of capital. We initiate, evaluate, structure and facilitate the implementation and conclusion of corporate transactions and the raising of capital. We see transactions through from start to finish.

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What we do is who we are

We are defined by what we do. We focus on understanding and meeting our clients’ needs. This knowledge ensures we are totally aligned with our clients in developing and implementing transactions. We see projects through from start to finish, no matter what, and measure our success by a single criterion: value created for our clients.

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Our business is about people and relationships. Our commodity is value added investment banking services

Through our extensive network of business contacts, funders and investors across various industries, we are well-positioned to initiate, structure, fund and implement transactions for our clients who include business owners wanting to grow, dispose of or part-sell their businesses and corporates seeking to raise capital and conclude mergers, acquisitions and disposals.

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Track record, innovation and delivery

We have a track record of initiating, structuring and implementing transactions from start to finish. We are dedicated to applying our investment banking skills in an innovative manner to develop solutions and identify tailor-made opportunities for our clients.

Services

Nodus Capital is an independent investment banking business focussed on mergers and acquisitions, buy-outs and the raising of capital.

Our team has extensive knowledge and experience in creating, unlocking and enhancing value across a range of investment banking disciplines. We pride ourselves on our advice being independent, inclusive and comprehensive.

Leveraged Buy-Outs

Mergers, Acquisitions and Disposals

Capital Raisings

Structured Finance Solutions

BEE Transactions

Fairness Opinions

Private Equity

Debt Listings on the JSE

The Nodus Capital Team

Our people are our business

David André Nodus_David_Andre

David was a founding member in 1987 of what became independent investment bank Real Africa Durolink (RAD). He was the managing director of RAD Investment Bank and a director of the listed holding company.

He has extensive corporate and structured finance experience, having initiated, developed and implemented transactions for listed and unlisted companies over a period of more than 30 years.

Over this period he has been instrumental in establishing various asset management businesses managing and investing in mezzanine debt, corporate debt and private equity.

David formed Nodus in 2003 and is the managing director of Nodus Capital.
BCom (Hons) (Accounting), H Dip Tax, CA (SA)

Gary Bryce-Borthwick Nodus_Gary_Bryce_Borthwick

Gary joined Nodus in 2006 from Moore Stephens MWM Inc.

His experience includes management and leveraged buy-outs, mergers and acquisitions, structured finance solutions, BEE transactions, debt and equity capital raisings, project finance, valuations, due diligence investigations and financial modelling.

Bcompt (Hons), CA (SA)

Johan le Roux Nodus_Johan_le_Roux

Johan joined Nodus in 2006 from Deloitte Corporate Finance, where he was a senior manager in the M&A Advisory division.

His experience includes management and leveraged buy-outs, mergers and acquisitions, structured finance solutions, BEE transactions, debt and equity capital raisings, private equity investments and management, de-listings, valuations, fairness opinions, due diligence investigations and financial modelling.

BCom (Hons) (Accounting), PGDA, Adv Dip (Tax), CA (SA)

Sebastian Pieterse Nodus_Sebastian_Pieterse

Sebastian completed his articles at KPMG in the Information and Consumer Markets division, specialising in motor retail and finance, airline, and insurance clients.

Sebastian completed an MBA at the Gordon Institute of Business Science with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, business finance, strategy and innovation. He joined Nodus in 2015.

Sebastian has experience in valuations, business finance and financial modelling.
BAcc (Hons), CA (SA), MBA (GIBS)

Kim van der Westhuizen Kim van der Westhuizen

Kim joined Nodus in 2015. She served her articles at Deloitte where she qualified in 2013, before moving into the Deloitte Corporate Finance division with a focus on due diligence, both buy-side and sell-side advisory within private equity, listed corporates, banking clients, TMT, manufacturing, consumer, financial services and service industry sectors.

BAcc (Hons), CA (SA)

Elsje Niemann

Elsje joined Nodus Investment Managers in 2016 from Investec’s Power and Infrastructure Finance team, where she focused on large scale infrastructure projects throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. She has extensive experience in the financing industry, including working at the Industrial Development Corporation to develop, analyse, finance and support projects and companies in South Africa. This included partnering with international investors to establish manufacturing facilities in the country

BEng Hons (Cum Laude), MBA (Cum Laude), CFA

Lauren Hodge

Lauren joined Nodus in 2004. She performs the role of accounts manager and is responsible for the financial accounting and reporting of the group, as well as assisting the team with documentation and administration during the implementation and closing phases of transactions.

Lauren is the Nodus FIC Compliance Officer and Counter-Money Laundering Officer.

Cristina Dos Santos

Cristina completed her articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Financial Services division in 2016, specialising in clients in the Banking and Capital Markets industry. Cristina has had sound exposure to two of South Africa’s largest banks as well as extensive experience in the audits of Central Security Depository Participants. After completing her articles she joined Nodus in March 2017.

(BCom (Hons) (Accounting)

Bongi Sakong Nodus_Bongi_Sakong

Bongi joined the Nodus support staff in 2014 from Mettle Specialised Finance. She is currently studying a BCompt in Financial Accounting Science through UNISA. 

Steyn Madavha

Steyn previously worked in the security industry as a security officer and holds a number of security related competency certificates. He is able to converse in a number of languages. Steyn joined Nodus in 2015 and is responsible for various administration and catering tasks.

Notable transactions

Nodus acted as valuation advisor

Nodus acted as advisor to value, structure and implement an employee participation transaction

Nodus acted as advisor to structure and implement an employee participation transaction

Nodus acted as due diligence provider

Nodus acted as advisor to structure and implement a management and employee participation transaction

Nodus secured a portion of the capital raised by Insimbi through a rights issue

Nodus acted as advisor to structure, implement and raise capital for the Libra Paints buy-out of Herbert Evans

Nodus acted as advisor to raise capital for the refinancing of shareholder loans

Nodus acted as transaction advisor to Micros on the acquisition of Cash Bases

Nodus acted as advisor to value, structure and implement the Robtek BEE buy-in transaction

Nodus acted as valuation advisor

Nodus acted as valuation advisor

Nodus acted as due diligence provider

Nodus acted as advisor to Tolcon on the acquisition of the Harties Cable Way

Nodus acted as advisor to structure and implement the New Seasons buy-in transaction

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Nodus acted as advisor to Fidelity for capital raising and the acquisition of ADT

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Nodus acted as advisor to structure, implement and raise capital for the following transactions:

Fidelity Services Group restructuring
Recapitalisation and growth capital raising
Management and new BEE buy-in transaction
Acquisition of the Cash Management Solutions of Protea Coin Group

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Nodus acted as advisor to structure, implement and raise capital for the following transactions: Omnia group and capital restructure Omnia/Sakhile BEE transaction Omnia management buy-in Omnia commercial paper issue Omnia bond issue

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Nodus acted as advisor to MMI on its acquisition of Guardrisk.

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Nodus acted as advisor to structure, implement and raise capital for the Yellow Pages transaction:

Management led consortium, including RMB Corvest and Trinitas Private Equity, buying into Trudon.

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Nodus acted as advisor to structure and implement a management and employee share participation transaction.

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Nodus acted as advisor to structure, implement and raise capital for the RMB Corvest led consortium buyout of the Tolcon business from Murray & Roberts.

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Nodus acted as advisor to Izazi on its disposal to EY Advisory Services.

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Acquisition by Adcorp:

Nodus acted as independent expert to Kelly Group.

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Nodus acted as independent advisor to the shareholders of Ceramic Industries regarding the offer by Italtile.

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Nodus acted as joint debt sponsor to Tradehold for:

Listing of 65 million A preference shares of R10 each on the JSE.

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Nodus acted as Sole Arranger for a Domestic Medium Term Loan.