Corporate Finance

We have a client-focused, simple-solution driven approach and have extensive knowledge of the local regulatory environments, well established networks, expertise in Black Economic Empowerment regulations and structuring, relevant legislation governed by the Take Over Regulation Panel on Mergers & Acquisitions (“M&A”), implications of competition legislation and relevant tax structuring legislation.

We aim to create shareholder value for our clients by focusing on critical value drivers such as return on invested capital, growth in net operating profit less adjusted taxes, and the efficient allocation of capital when executing transactions. We pride ourselves on being outcome focused, nimble, effective and smart. The types of transactions that we specialise in advising on, include:

Transactions that we specialise in:

Mergers and Acquisitions

Black Economic Empowerment transactions

Leveraged buyouts

Notional share structuring schemes


Debt restructuring

Capital raising

General corporate finance advice

During the M & A process we can offer or manage:

Leveraging local relationships to provide insight in transaction execution

Providing high level taxation advice in respect of tax efficient structures and the implications of structuring alternatives and managing tax experts for tax opinions and reviews of transaction agreements

Providing indicative desktop valuations

Providing indicative desktop valuations

Advising on optimal funding structures for transactions, in respect of quantum, covenants and security for debt packages and equity requirements

Efficiently managing the transaction process through to completion

Managing other service providers such as due diligence, legal advisors, competition specialists and sponsor services for Johannesburg Stock Exchange Listing Rules and Take Over Regulation Panel requirements

Advising on and participating in negotiations and scenario analysis

Interact and communicate with all stakeholders during the transaction process

St John Capital has experience in a wide range of sectors, including Banks, Beverages, Clothing & Accessories, Construction, Financial Services, Industrial, Media, Mining, and Retail.

We work to achieve simple solutions to complex problems on a cost effective basis. With our nimble approach we avoid bureaucratic regulation and focus on specific milestones on the critical path to achieve success. We use our established networks to originate transactions, identify targets or disposals and raise capital for businesses with a proven track record.

All transactions can involve complex taxation, legal, competition commission, sponsor services or exchange control regulation issues that require the dedicated attention of experienced professionals. St John Capital manage these disciplines as part of the M&A process to provide corporate clients with a focused cost effective approach to ensure that these services are directed to achieve the desired objective. We manage the process to completion as a coordinated approach.