THE OVAL TABLE

Membership of the Oval Table, which is by invitation only, comprises five of the corporate finance players and four corporate law firms.
Representatives of the firms make up the DealMakers' Advisory Board which meets half-yearly.

Find out more about The Oval Table member firms

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BDO operates throughout Southern Africa offering accounting, auditing, secretarial, tax, consulting and business advisory services. With extensive experience across industries, the Corporate Finance division offer companies a full range of valuation, transaction support, M&A and BEE advisory services through a quality-driven, personal and proactive approach.

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Bowmans is a leading African law firm providing specialist legal services, both domestic and cross-border, in the fields of corporate law, banking and finance law and dispute resolution spans over a century. The firm has six offices in four African countries and over 400 specialised lawyers. Find out more

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, is one of South Africa’s largest business law firms focusing on a number of key sectors including mining and minerals, construction, energy, oil and gas, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, business rescue, pensions, and hospitality and leisure amongst others. Find out more

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ENSafrica has over 600 practitioners offering clients many years’ accumulated know-how and solid experience, whether doing business in-country or cross-continent, helping to minimise risk and leverage business opportunities across Africa. Find out more

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Investec Corporate Finance has been consistently ranked as one of South Africa’s leading corporate finance and sponsor teams. With a proven track record in supporting and growing companies in all sectors, Investec works closely with management teams to build trusted adviser relationships to help develop and deliver objectives. Find out more

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Nedbank CIB’s corporate finance team provides seamless, innovative and specialist advice for mergers and acquisitions, BEE transactions, capital raisings (equity and debt), valuations, listings and delistings, corporate restructurings and privatisations. 

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PSG Capital is the boutique corporate finance arm of PSG Group, providing a complete suite of corporate finance and advisory services to a broad spectrum of clients including public and private companies, BEE and private equity houses, financial institutions, asset managers and hedge funds. Find out more

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Rand Merchant Bank, a division of FirstRand Bank, is a leading African corporate and investment bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups in Africa offering innovative, value-added advisory, funding, trading corporate baking and principal investing solutions. Find out more

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Standard Bank has a unique footprint across 20 African countries with on-the-ground teams across sub-Saharan Africa, based in Johannesburg, Lagos, Accra and Nairobi. With over 150 years on the continent, Standard Bank has developed strong and enduring relationship with business, investors, regulators and governments. Find out more

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Webber Wentzel is a leading full-service law firm on the African continent. The firm's alliance with Linklaters and deep relationships with outstanding law firms across Africa provides clients with the best expertise wherever they do business. Find out more