Kabusha is a Zulu word for ‘re‑set’ or ‘re‑boot’… nothing could be more relevant in business right now…”

Expanding, acquiring or selling a business? Kabusha Advisory will assist you by providing innovative & robust capital raising and deal structuring solutions.

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Blockchain & Crypto-Asset Services

How do crypto-assets like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple work and what are their risk and return behaviours?
What are CBDCs and how they are expected to change the financial services sector?
How will blockchain technology possibly affect current business models?"
How is blockchain going to change how we work, transact & socialise?

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Regarding horizontal, vertical & conglomerate transaction, our service offering include:
- Planning & Execution
- Advisory & Support

There are certain features common to successful M&A deals that Kabusha Advisory sets out to benchmark with each project. Everything starts with a clear understanding of intentions and objectives and these need to be agreed to and expressed as a clearly stated business plan. Naturally, open and regular communication is vital in this process. Kabusha Advisory also strives to simplify complexity, wherever possible. The desired outcome of every M&A deal, we believe, is that the value for each stakeholder is self-evident and that a “win-win” result is not only possible but actually achieved. In structuring transactions, we ensure that the appropriate levels of professional input have been applied and that after-transaction support is firmly in place.

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Corporate Finance

We assist businesses by offering the following services:
- Strategic Advice
- Turn-around strategies for businesses in distress

Finance is what turns business possibilities and ideas into reality.
Kabusha Advisory sets out to understand the spectrum of client needs such as liquidity objectives and growth strategies, viewed against a background of change and socio-political uncertainty. We offer well-research, proven and innovative turn-around strategies, mostly for SMEs.

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Investor Corporate Services

We offer a full suite of corporate and related services which includes:
- Due Diligence
- Valuation
- Business Plans
- Feasibility Studies

The role of complete, properly structured work in preparing a transaction cannot be overestimated. Nothing in business is ever guaranteed but we strive to get as close as possible in applying the right skill levels whenever necessary. In difficult areas such as Private Equity, we are able to offer clients leading- edge methodologies to support valuations.

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Capital Raising Services

We assist individuals & corporates raise capital from both government (DFI) and from the private sector in local & cross-border sources. We deal with the following main instruments:
- Equity
- Debt
- Mezzanine Finance

Kabusha Advisory is networked into a broad spectrum of funders. By understanding the client’s objectives and the requirements of funders, we are able to seamlessly find the right match, to mutual advantage. Competitive rate negotiation is part of this process. In our capital raising projects, we take a results-driven approach and also build in after-transaction support.

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Government Advisory on Business Funding services

With the benefit of our highly qualified & experienced team, we assist funding entities within government regarding continuous improvement & research

Kabusha Advisory has extensive experience in assisting government funding entities with research to improve returns, and to identify prime funding opportunities.

The Way We Work

Our main focus

Small and Medium Enterprises – especially those that operate within the BEE space – are our focus at Kabusha. We’ve made it our business to understand specific issues and challenges that affect SMEs; whether it’s advice on a transaction, assistance with raising capital, or any matter relating to mergers or acquisitions, we’re equipped to provide value-adding solutions.

Pillars of our service

We specialise in the following three main areas:

  • Capital raising
  • Transaction advisory
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

The delivery of the above services is achieved through our expertise and experience in areas that relate to valuation, due diligence, financial management, business plans, feasibility studies and financial modelling. Our service offering is tailor-made and fine-tuned to the specific needs of our clients.

Collaborative projects

As a result of strong relationships that we have with Nolands Capital, Nolands Tax, Obunye Private Equity and Kairos, no project is too big or too complex for us to undertake or deliver. When necessary, we collaborate and work closely with one or more of these entities to deliver on our clients specific needs.

Kabusha Advisory – part of a dynamic network

The great thing about networks is that they open up options, not just in a linear way, but exponentially.

Networks are there for joining dots in imaginative paths, and in so doing create something new. A solution that adds value without adding costs, a mix of skill sets that haven’t been combined before.

Networks offer us opportunities to do things in unpredictable, competitively different ways and empower us to create value for our clients.

Steven Msomi | CEO

Steven Msomi | CEO

PhD(Fin), MSc(Fin), INVPR, MIFM

Dr. Steven Msomi is the Founder and CEO of Kabusha Advisory, a mergers
and acquisitions, transaction advisory and capital raising entity based in
KwaZulu-Natal. Equipped with a diverse financial skill set and expertise, Kabusha also offers mentoring and coaching, and a variety of business
support services.

Steven is also the Governor of The South African Institute of Financial Markets (SAIFM); and a Digitlab board member. He has over 20 years corporate experience and has worked in investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, and equity derivative trading roles for companies like SA Stockbrokers, Rand Merchant Bank, FNB Private Clients, PSG-Konsult and Sanlam.

Armed with a PhD in Finance from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and a Masters degree in Applied Finance from the University of Southern Queensland (UQS) in Australia, Steven lectured Investment and Corporate Finance to MBA students at UKZN Graduate School of Business. He has also supervised over 30 Masters dissertations at the UKZN and Nelson Mandela University (NMU).

Clive Noland | Non-Executive Chairman

Clive Noland | Non-Executive Chairman

CA(SA), BCom(Hons)

Clive Noland is the Chairman of Nolands Inc and CEO of Nolands SA, an auditing firm with branches nationally and internationally. He is a Chartered Accountant and founded the company in 1976.

He has gained extensive experience through his involvement as an executive and non-executive director in local and international listed, as well as unlisted companies. He was instrumental in obtaining the Master franchise for Radisson Hotels in the SADEC region and served as CEO of the group until sold to a listed company.

Stuart Noland | Director

Stuart Noland | Director

CA(SA), MBA, MCom

Stuart specialises in corporate finance and management consulting with specific focus on valuations, mergers and acquisitions and business performance optimisation.

He was part of KPMG’s Financial Engineering Group and has also worked for the company as a practice manager in London. On his return he spent 3 years at Bain Africa as a strategy consultant.

He moved to Nolands Capital in 2019. Stuart is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Masters in Finance (UCT) and a MBA from Oxford.

David Masterton | DIRECTOR

David Masterton | DIRECTOR

CA(SA), CFE, MDP B-BBEE

David is a Chartered Accountant with extensive knowledge of a broad spectrum of advisory roles.

In his 8 years career with SAPPI as Commercial Manager, he built valuable experience of supply chain management , work flow and system implementation.

David joined Nolands in 2013 in that time has assumed leadership in several aspects of the company’s business, including advising clients on BBEEE strategy, re-structure, M&A and in identifying opportunities and initiating start ups.

Mubeen Maithir | Director

Mubeen Maithir | Director

BCom(Acc)

Mubeen has vast experience in his field, making him the perfect fit as Director of Kabusha Advisory. He is highly skilled in valuations, due diligence, varied forms of financial modelling, accounting, income tax and financial statements, with over 10 years of practiced experience in these areas.

Andile Nyandeni | Analyst

Andile Nyandeni | Analyst

MCom(Fin), BCom(Hons), BCom

Andile is an Analyst at Kabusha Advisory. His interests are in financial modelling, valuations, due diligence and research. Andile enjoys deal-making and he hold a Master of Commerce degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Muzi Lubisi | ANALYST

Muzi Lubisi | ANALYST

MSc(Eng), BSc(Hons), BSc(Maths)

Muzi is an Analyst at Kabusha Advisory. His focus is on financial engineering, financial modeling and research. Muzi holds a Master of Science in engineering degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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In areas such as expansion capital deployment, ownership structures, exit strategies, buy-outs and replacement capital, Nolands Capital is able to anticipate many of the bumps in the road and devise “win-win” ways of overcoming them.

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The Tax division of Nolands is led by a young team headed up by Graeme Saggers, a chartered accountant and Master of Tax graduate. The team are experienced in tax strategy and consultation at every level of business, both locally and internationally.

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OPE is led by highly experienced entrepreneur, businessman and chartered accountant Ian Donjeany. The company is particularly focussed on achieving successful BEE deals involving equity transactions and innovative funding solutions.

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Kairos Connect is run by highly experienced, advisor and social entrepreneur, Paul Jones and his team of high profiled individuals. The company specialises in personal and organisational transformation, targeted to the client’s or organisation’s specific needs.

Kabusha Advisory is able to play a role in consulting to any business to help it succeed

At any stage of a business’s life cycle, the things that combine to make it a success are the same things that need honest and rigorous scrutiny when things go wrong.
Through experience, we know there are 5 key cornerstones on which any business can be analysed:

  • People and Management
  • Finance
  • Operational efficiency
  • Market position
  • Environmental, social and governance
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People & Management

The management and people talent of any company is the X factor that provides forward momentum and competitive edge.
The ability to work as a team, pulling the same direction, is the high ground of general management and effective leadership. In really successful companies there is a genuine culture of togetherness mixed with a willingness to take on new challenges. Similarly, leaders make man-management, and all that goes with it, their number 1 priority.
Vision and strategic direction is clear, simple and regularly communicated. Managers need to be able to focus and be empowered to be proactive.
They need to be supported by robust systems, information and involved leadership.
The willingness and ability to provide the right on-going training, coaching and mentorship for its people is often what separates the best companies and breeds strong cultures and loyalty.

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Finance

A company’s most salient measure of success is its ability to be consistently profitable and generate cash. Connected to this are the funding models and risk profile of the business. Sustainability and appropriate, consistent returns are key to meeting longer-term shareholder objectives. There also needs to be an appropriate balance of risk and reward. The numbers that define a company are both its scoreboard of current reality and its early warning system. It’s vital to know exactly what the numbers are telling us.

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Operational Efficiency

This aspect of business is about the quality and capability of the business’s service delivery model. When we look at operational demands, we compare what exists in infrastructure to what is required to deliver customer service at a level to make the business grow and become increasingly competitive.

Costs and overheads associated with operations can make a business uncompetitive and put a drag on its ability to sustain itself. They need to be under constant appraisal and flexibility needs to be a level where changes can be made without losing business momentum.

Customer service is a direct outcome of operational efficiencies and feedback loops to monitor satisfaction levels need to be built in. How a company deals with errors in operations is also crucial. Management needs to have in place a process of on-going appraisal that promotes constant improvement.

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Market Position

There are 2 aspects to this – the market category as a whole and its overall demand, and one’s position within that market. Markets can be flat, in decline or growing. There can be a variety of time frames: slow and gradual or fast and disruptive.

Within markets are companies that take innovative leads or follow slowly from the back. There are companies that are well recognised within the markets they compete in and others that are not. Relationships with customers can range from strong and loyal to indifference and an absence of loyalty.

The most important aspect of Marketing is to be objectively self-aware and willing and able to make changes when they need to be made.

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ESG

At Kabusha, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is more than ticking boxes. It’s about making a difference for your business and the sustainability of the world in which we live. It is about creating sustained outcomes that drive value and fuel growth, whilst strengthening our environment and societies.

We believe that ESG is more than good intentions. It's about creating a tangible, practical plan that achieves real results. Success is not about climate change, diversity and disclosures alone. It’s about embedding these principles- and more across your business from investment to sustainable innovation. Bringing together your best people and smartest technology so you can see more, go deeper and act swiftly.

CONTACT US

For all enquiries on any aspect of our services please contact Steven Msomi directly at stevenm@kabushaadv.co.za.

Alternatively use the messaging board below and we will get back to you.

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