22 Jul

Caban is now operational in the UK

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Caban Investments UK is proud to announce the formation of a new accounting firm, Exceed TBL Accountants Limited, which offers  SA companies infrastructural support in selling their products and services in the UK. 


Caban Investments SA started with an accounting practice partnership. Through this, other service providers were established. Caban will be emulating the SA model in the UK . Exceed TBL Accountants Ltd is equally held by TBL Capital Limited and Exceed (UK) Limited.


The range of services is contained in www.exceeduk.co.uk/what-we-doThe company will be headed by Anthony and Dave ably supported by Gerhard and Theo


More about the partners:




Anthony is a chartered accountant of England (ACA), South Africa CA (SA) and Zimbabwe, where he was born, completing his training with Deloittes and Ernst & Young. Commercial experience includes holding international executive positions in finance and management within different sectors including, information technology, retail and consumer goods, manufacturing, publishing, capital goods and venture capital industries.


Anthony has worked in the professional, private and corporate sectors and brings to Exceed's clients, financial and general management expertise from start ups to listed businesses and through his own experiences proactive mentoring, CFO services and coaching to owner managed businesses.


He is a director and shareholder in different business entities and a trustee of Giveall2Charitys.


Anthony is married to Karen and together they have two married sons, Dane and Andrew. Interests include travel and golf.




Dave qualified as a Professional Accountant (SA) in 1987.  He Joined a Corporate Finance Company after qualifying where he got the first taste of Venture Capital.  Dave became the Financial Director and later, the Managing Director of Equivest, a Venture Capital Group. 


During 1991, Dave established his own Venture Capital Company which was listed on the Johannesburg stock Exchange on the 25th of November 1997. REF Finance and Investment Corporation Ltd focussed on the ICT industry. 


Highlights of this company include being ranked 21st in a Business Times top 100 companies survey during 1998,  ranked the 40th fastest growing company in South Africa, with investors receiving a 1,800% return over a five year period


The company became a casualty of the October 1998 crash, where the shares tumbled in line with global markets, however Dave listed two more companies during 1999. 


After resigning as Executive Chairman from REF Finance and Investment Corporation Ltd Dave went on to  pursue a career in consulting and business mentoring.


During 2005, Dave bought into Isibane Holdings (Pty) Ltd,  formed a Private Equity company called Isibane Capital Ltd and was elected as the Joint CEO.  2009 saw the merger of the company with Pulse Private Equity. Dave founded TBL Capital utilising his 24 years’ experience in Corporate Finance to assist Entrepreneurs.


Dave is the founder of Caban Investments Ltd, which was conceptualised at the beginning of 2012.




Gerhard is a Chartered Accountant of England (ACA) and South Africa CA (SA) where he was born.  He is also a Company Secretary and a Project Manager (Prince II Practitioner).


Gerhard is a “Big Four” (KPMG London and South Africa) trained Chartered Accountant with extensive commercial experience, including due diligence, group reporting, cost reduction, business development and business turnaround for a wide range of industries in an International environment.


Gerhard has also worked in industry as a Finance Director and therefore has both the professional accounting and practical industry experience to assist clients in developing their businesses, systems and processes to go from good to great.


Gerhard acts as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for a number of clients  and can assist with financial and general management matters including, cash flow management, corporation tax, ICT requirements, cost assessments, financial reporting, project management and the day-to-day management of Procurement, HR and IT.  Gerhard can also help with strategic planning, refining  strategy for growth or obtaining bank and investor finance.

He is a Director and Shareholder of Exceed UK Ltd.


Gerhard is married to Lee-Anne who is a Business Consultant and together they have one son.  Gerhard’s interests include property development, travelling and enjoying the great outdoors with his young son




Theo completed his education, obtaining an Honours degree in Management Accounting in 1996, at the University of Stellenbosch.


Theo started his professional career with the SA listed entity Remgro, after which he became a marketing manager at To-Infinity, a privately owned business. Theo joined Exceed UK Limited in September 2002, where he looks after individuals’ requirements and is responsible for personal tax, year end/management accounts and individual offshore structures. Client relationships are very important to Theo and he is prepared to go "the extra mile" for all his clients.


Theo is married to Mari. In his spare time he entertains his little boy and also enjoys the occasional half-marathon or fun-run.


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