Capital Advisory and Restructuring Services

Whether a company is thriving, surviving an imminent crisis, or is just looking to ‘fix the roof while the sun is shining’, Boards as well as management teams need to understand the range of options available to them and how they can be best applied to meet their strategic and operational objectives.

As the market leading practice in Africa, and as part of the largest Capital Advisory and Restructuring practice in the world, our highly experienced team provides support to clients across Africa, in raising and managing capital in the good times, or navigating through and out of distress, whether operational or balance sheet driven.

We’re independent and objective and are particularly experienced in finding consensual solutions among stakeholder groups with divergent interests. We are also well connected across stakeholder groups with our client base, including financiers, asset managers, lawyers, BRPs and regulators, as well as listed and unlisted corporates.

We leverage PwC’s integrated advisory offering and industry experts, together with our suite of service offerings, to provide relevant end-to-end advice throughout the life cycle of businesses, enabling us to deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients.


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What makes us unique


Independence and objectivity
We act as pure client and private side advisor, allowing the freedom to choose the right products and supplier.


Rapid response
Every second counts. That's why we work fast to assemble and mobilise the right team and start work straight away.


When a business is under stress, it's people are too. That's why how we work matters just as much to us as what we do.


We harness new technology to achieve results faster, gain valuable new insights and transform the outcomes we deliver.



Experience and capability
We are a diverse and highly experienced team with restructuring, banking and business rescue backgrounds. 


Industry insight
We have experts across all sectors and sub-sectors enabling us to provide informed, expert advice.


Local and global
We are a local pan-African team enabling to us offer truly tailored solutions to unique business challenges across the continent.


One stop shop
We deliver a full suite of services to support raising and managing capital and/ or restructuring processes, with experience in stakeholder management.

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Issues you may be facing

Here are some of the key issues that we help our clients with: 

  • Growth - “How should I fund growth in my business and is my strategy feasible?”
  • Maturity - “How do I optimise my balance sheet and operations?”
  • Realisation - “What is the best way of realising value for shareholders?”
  • Stress/ Distress - “How do I protect my business and position it for future recovery?”
  • Exit/ Managed wind down - “What are my options if my business is unsustainable?”


How we can help you


  • Rapid cost reduction.
  • Business modelling.
  • Chief Restructuring Officer.
  • Corporate simplification.
  • Managed exits.
  • Rapid ‘red flags’ review.
  • Independent business review and Independent business review defense.


Liquidity and Cash

  • Working capital optimisation.
  • Financial review and viability assessments.
  • Tactical cash levers.
  • Cash forecasting and analysis.
  • Going concern reviews.
  • Cash flow strategy and execution.


Capital advisory and stakeholder management

  • Financial advisory (incl. ratings advisory, treasury advice, transaction structuring etc.)
  • Stakeholder management.
  • Raising of capital.
  • Restructuring of debt.
  • Refinancing of debt. 
  • Financial modelling.
  • Negotiation support.
  • Independent liquidation calculations.


Strategic mechanisms

  • Business rescue practitioner appointments.
  • Advisory to boards.
  • Distressed M&A.
  • Option review.
  • Portfolio review.
  • Contingency planning.


Success stories: navigating business challenges together 

In these unprecedented times, we continue to help organisations tackle their most pressing business challenges. Read how we've supported clients to optimize performance and how we are working with them now to adapt to a changing world. 


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Responding to uncertainty

Kim Milward-Oliver, PwC South Africa Partner

In the face of uncertainty, business resilience is essential as businesses must adapt to survive and grow in these uncertain times. In this video we discuss why now is a critical time to focus on business resilience and discuss the areas that boards should prioritise.

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Operational resilience

Emma Whalley-Hands, PwC Africa Operational Restructuring Leader

Understanding operational resilience, and how boards can achieve sustainable operational improvements while maximising cash flow, can be challenging. Learn all about the warning signs and triggers that boards can look out for.

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Balance sheet resilience

Andrew King, PwC South Africa Director

A business’s ability to build long-term success depends on its ability to manage its capital structure proactively, address potential debt issues early and communicate clearly. In this video, we discuss debt and equity considerations, including refinancing and restructuring.


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Craig Du Plessis

Craig Du Plessis

Partner, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 4055

Jan Groenewald

Jan Groenewald

Africa Deals Leader, PwC South Africa