27 Mar

Strand Hanson Caban Corporate Finance: Strategic Partnership

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The Caban Group of Companies has entered into a partnership with leading independent UK merchant bank, Strand Hanson Limited, to launch a corporate finance joint venture focused on the African market and operating out of Cape Town, South Africa.


Founded in 1993, Strand Hanson is one of London’s most well established advisory boutiques, and a leading adviser to companies in emerging markets. It has a unique presence in Africa, being the only one of its peer group to have a dedicated office on the continent which was opened in 2008 and is regularly ranked as the leading Nominated and Financial Adviser for AIM companies operating in Africa. 


This announcement follows the announcement, in the last quarter of 2016, of Caban Capital Plc becoming a Founder Member of the prestigious London VC Club, the official promotional company for the City of London funded by the Mayor of London.


The partnership is jointly headed by Warren Pearce, MD for Strand Hanson Africa, and Caban Group CEO, Dave Romero. It pools an impressive team of corporate advisors that will give African businesses access to London expertise with continent-wide experience across a range of services:


  • Listings on the London Stock 
  • Dual listings, including fast track 
  • Exposure to UK capital 
  • Capital raising through Strand Hanson’s extensive broker 
  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • Corporate governance advice/
  • Corporate 
  • Financial and business restructuring 
  • Advice concerning general strategic planning; 
  • Detailed advice concerning tender offers and potential offers.


The partnership will use the firms’ combined expertise to minimise the risks inherent in multi-jurisdictional, multi-discipline transactions, seeking to structure the best deal for our clients with advice tailored to their individual needs.


A great deal of complexity can be minimised through up-front assessment and understanding of issues, particularly where a transaction includes multiple participants and jurisdictions.


Beyond the provision of corporate finance services, the partnership also provides a broad spectrum of other services through its network. These include business planning, accounting services, company secretarial services, marketing (including the full spectrum of advertising, public relations, event management, video production and digital marketing) and a team that assist with the sales of the product or service. The team specialises in preparing companies to be investor-ready and works closely with the corporate finance team.


Drawing on the partnerships considerable experience across a significant range of sectors, geographies and transaction types, the partnership is focused on delivering relevant, strategic and timely advice to our clients.


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