We provide solutions, not products

Sasfin Specialised Lending focuses on providing innovative structured debt, mezzanine finance and quasi-equity funding solutions to our clients. We understand that our clients are the reason why we are in business and we are dedicated to guiding and assisting our clients in achieving their objectives in growing their businesses.

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Service offering

We provide tailor made growth and acquisition funding solutions for entrepreneurial and privately-owned companies operating in the mid-market space in South Africa.

We evaluate, structure and deliver funding solutions for a wide variety of transactions, including:

  • BEE transactions
  • Leveraged buy-outs / management buy-outs
  • Acquisitions
  • Replacement capital / shareholder buy-outs
  • Growth / expansion capital
  • Balance sheet restructuring / optimisation
  • Recapitalisations

For more information on our service offering, click here to view our brochure.

Funding criteria

Whilst we assess each opportunity on its own merits, we typically target the following main funding criteria:

  • Privately owned companies in the mid-market space in South Africa with:
    • EBITDA of at least R20 million;
    • Experienced, credible and innovative management teams; and
    • Stable and predictable cash flow profiles
  • Ideal transaction sizes of between R30 million and R120 million
  • No start-up or turnaround ventures
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Meet the team


Paul Pretorius

Head: Specialised Lending, CA(SA)

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Ethene Steenkamp

Senior Transactor, CA(SA)

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Uleesha Moodley

Senior Transactor

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Shayne Groenewald

Transactor, CA(SA), CFA

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Olwetu Mvalo

Transactor, CA(SA)

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Byron Chadwick

Transactor, CFA

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