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DealMakers Pathfinders Networking Event

This platinum networking event was launched to serve as a platform for networking among young M&A professionals. A space to create new connections, broaden your network and gain valuable exposure. 

The 1st event for 2024 took place in May in Johannesburg. The guest speaker for the event was Craig Forbes.

Date                      Wednesday 8 May 2024
Time                    
17h00 – 20h30
Venue                   
4 Merchant Place, Ground Floor, 1 Fredman Drive, Sandton

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Our Guest speaker was Craig Forbes – Managing Director at Forbes Capital.


Craig is a seasoned investment professional with 25+ years of experience having worked in South Africa, the UK and USA for some of the largest international investment banks. 


He is a CA (SA) having graduated with a B. Com and PDGA from the University of Cape Town. Craig completed his articles with Deloitte & Touche before joining Rand Merchant Bank as a Transactor in Corporate Finance. He was co-head of the Corporate Finance  division for six years where he was responsible  for 60 professional staff across six offices in sub-Sahara Africa, UK and India . In 2019, Craig moved into the client relationship business at RMB with strategic oversight on large M&A transactions and board member of FirstRand India.


At Forbes Capital, Craig is responsible for deal origination, capital allocation, risk management and ongoing management of the local and international investment portfolio. He is a director on all the African portfolio investments where the company  is  actively involved, which includes six investments across four different industries.

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