We advise African companies wishing to raise capital in local and international markets, as well as international companies seeking to access the African capital markets. Our services include debt and equity listings, including those made under Rule 144A. We also assist our clients in understanding and managing the complex accounting issues arising in transactions such as carve-out financial statements, BEE transactions and restructurings.
Africa IPO Centre
Our IPO Centre was created to make it easier for our clients to understand what they need to know and what they should do to prepare for and execute an initial public offering (IPO). As an African team consisting of 8 partners and 32 managers, we bring local African as well as international capital market expertise dedicated to help our clients evaluate the pros and cons of an IPO, prepare their business for life as a public company and to facilitate their flotation process, regardless of the market.
Internal financial controls
We assist clients with assessments of internal financial control structures, control framework implementation and deficiency remediation activities, targeted at building greater market confidence in financial reporting.
Accounting advisory and standard change
Changes to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and US GAAP can be complex and can have a material impact on a company’s financial reporting and results. Our specialist accounting team assists clients with the practical implementation of related accounting and reporting issues. Areas of speciality include financial instruments (including treasury and hedging), share-based payments, revenue, deals accounting and streamlined financial statements.
Conversions between generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) may arise, for instance, due to transactions or national conversion initiatives. Regardless of the reason, we help our clients to analyse GAAP differences, reach conclusions and plan for the resulting change to their business.