South AfricaCape Town
Translink Corporate Finance South Africa
C15, Mainstream Centre, Main str, Hout Bay
Email addresses are of the form of “first name’s first letter”+”last name”@translinkcf.com.
For example John Doe’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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John has 15 years corporate finance and private equity experience in emerging markets. He has executed transactions in Africa, China and India. John was the Africa manager for a London listed Sino-India based private equity fund and subsequently a partner in an emerging market focused private equity fund in China, Africa and India. His dealmaking and project-based experience is complimented by a history of entrepreneurship by starting, building and exiting two successful technology start-ups. John has executed transactions in the technology, industrial, media, renewable energy and natural resource sectors. He is fluent in English and Afrikaans and is currently learning Mandarin.
Wendt Saurma-Jeltsch CA (SA) & CFA (USA) has over 22 years’ experience across domestic and cross-border Corporate Finance, M&A, Equity and Debt Raising, Investment Optimisation, Structuring, Hedging, Corporate Strategy and Business Development Advisory. After completing 7 years with Deloitte in South Africa and the UK, he joined the Standard Bank Group in Investment Banking South Africa in 1998. As a director in Corporate Finance and then as an Investment Banking Executive, he advised corporates, PE & investment houses and governments across the African continent, providing holistic investment banking solutions to meet client needs. He has sector experience in financial services, retail, FMCG & consumer, real estate, industrial and resources. In 2020 he started providing independent strategic and financial advisory services to mid-market clients and joined Translink South Africa in 2022. He is a member of our M&A IT, M&A Food, M&A Logistics, M&A Industrials and M&A Healthcare groups, having closed several transactions in these sectors.