Cobus Visagie

CEO, Africa Merchant Capital

Cobus Visagie

CEO, Africa Merchant Capital

Biography

Cobus co-founded Africa Merchant Capital in 2012 as a corporate finance advisory boutique specialising in Sub-Sahara Africa growth equity. Today, Africa Merchant Capital is a privately owned boutique merchant bank, focussed on the high growth private capital markets of Sub- Sahara Africa. The AMC Group operates as a private merchant bank providing trade finance and asset finance to enterprises in the African mid-market and also specialises in providing market leading corporate finance advisory services as an UK FCA regulated entity. AMC Trade Finance and AMC Asset Finance are the specialist finance units and focus on off-balance sheet finance for the client and AMC is the lender of record, with typical facilities ranging from $5m to $30m. From the AMC Group balance sheet, we also participate in renewable energy and last mile fibre infrastructure projects in the region. In, 2014 AMC established an Investment Management division, Africa Merchant Capital Management, which was sold to Adventis Ltd in Q1 2018. Cobus’s professional experience in Africa includes corporate finance advisory, merchant banking, business consulting, auditing and personal investing. He qualified as a chartered accountant in South Africa with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Cobus also had a successful international and professional rugby career spanning both the Northern and Southern hemispheres and holds a B.Comm(Hons) degree from the University of Stellenbosch.

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