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Private company services


We understand that as a private company, your needs and requirements are different from those of public entities. Growing a business can be demanding, exhilarating, and intensely personal. That’s why we’re here to help you manage your ownership and growth at every stage, in a way that fits the needs of your business.

At PwC, we’re built around you. Our people are dedicated to working with private businesses like yours. Our focus is on your agenda, your goals, your network, your legacy. We’re here to listen, today and tomorrow.

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Family Business Services

Family businesses like yours play a crucial role in economies worldwide. Your value systems, agile decision-making capabilities and long-term vision give you a competitive advantage and shape your legacy. However, all of this can quickly be threatened by a world in constant flux. That’s where PwC comes in. As your trusted business advisor, we can help your business with family governance, succession planning, family business strategy, private wealth management, family office and philanthropy. Our NextGen Clubs and annual Family Business Conference are built around you and your needs as you grow your family legacy.

Our team is dedicated to your success. 


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The Owner’s Agenda approach for your business

We’re dedicated to understanding what matters most to you and your business. The Owner’s Agenda is our unique approach to support your business, no matter the size or generational stage. This framework is designed to assist you in developing both your ownership and business strategies in an integrated way. Together, we can find new opportunities, and shape the future of your business. 

Please have a look at our Owner's Agenda tool below.


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Dedicated to your long-term success

Our dedicated tax specialists are well equipped to act as your trusted business advisors. This team is part of a strong South African tax practice, recognised as one of the country’s leading tax advisors. In addition to our unrivalled local resources and industry knowledge, we draw on the skills and experience of a network of more than 18 000 tax and legal professionals globally. Our tax specialists focus on array of topics; i.e. wealth taxes, trusts, value-added tax, capital gains tax, transfer pricing and succession planning, amongst others.


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We know that you think in terms of generations rather than years and that sustainability is therefore always front of mind. Sustainability (i.e. environmental, social and governance, or ESG) risks have remained some of the top identified global risks presented by the World Economic Forum for several years. The level of interest in value added (or taken away) and social impact will continue to increase. Building trust through better communication may be one approach to tackle this.  

Sustainability thinking extends beyond the traditional view of understanding and mitigating a company’s impact on society and the environment – an outward focus. Instead, it focuses on understanding the current and future external stressors to a company from an ESG lens – an inward focus. Our dedicated team works with you to develop measures to mitigate the current and predicted future impacts on your business to ensure long-term sustainability.


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The Owner’s Agenda for your business

At PwC, we’re dedicated to understanding what matters most to you and your business. We call our approach “The Owner’s Agenda”. This framework is designed to assist you in developing both your ownership and business strategies in a consistent and integrated way, reflecting that you sit at the heart of each of them, and that your agenda encompasses both.

No matter where you are on your business journey, your PwC team is at your side translating our unique vantage point and perspective into real insights that can help you succeed. Together, we can find new opportunities, and shape the future of your business. We’re built around you.

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Duncan Adriaans

Duncan Adriaans

Partner, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 21 815 3099

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