Thanks to everyone who attended the first DealMakers Pathfinders Networking Event. The intention was to bring young professionals together to create new connections and expand their networks within the M&A Industry. This was certainly achieved and we look forward to the next Pathfinders event.
Special thanks go to Bowmans, our excellent hosts and Dr Nandu Menon for giving of his time to share his wisdom and insights with our guests.
Wednesday 26 October 2022
17h00 - 20h00
Michael Avery and Marylou Greig discuss current M&A activity and the launch of the PathFinders Platinum Network events.
Thank you very much for having me! The event was a huge success. I thoroughly enjoyed the guest speaker and having an opportunity to network with such interesting people.
I look forward to hopefully attending the next event.
N.S. - Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
We thoroughly enjoyed yesterday’s event. I think Nandu was the perfect speaker for the Inaugural Pathfinders event. His speech was informative, inspiring and thought-provoking, with lots of key points that we can use to propel our careers going forward.
The networking session was amazing. It was really nice to meet our peers in the industry and build meaningful connections with individuals from multiple firms and sectors. I think this event was really helpful in building the foundation for future long-standing relationships with our peers across the industry.
M.M. - Standard Bank
Our guest speaker was Dr Nandu Menon, Group Executive: Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) at Barloworld.
Nandu has over 15 years’ experience in Strategy, Businesses Development, and Mergers & Acquisitions and joined Barloworld on 1 March 2019. Since joining Barloworld, Nandu has been leading the M&A activities for the Group and some of the notable transactions include the acquisition of Ingrain and the disposals of various businesses within the Barloworld Logistics division including Smartmatta, Manline Energy, Manline Freight, Timber 24, and Aspen Logistics.
Before joining Barloworld, Nandu was a Director in the Investment Banking M&A division at Barclays (Africa) and Absa leading Industrial M&A coverage and execution and has extensive experience in large complex M&A transactions, as well as equity and debt raising to support the M&A transactions. He was also the Head of Tata Power (India’s largest private power producer) for Africa and led the development of one of the largest renewable energy (wind power) businesses at the time in South Africa.