Mettle Corporate and Specialised Finance

Corporate and Specialised Finance

Mettle Specialised and Corporate Finance are established advisory and structuring businesses consisting of experienced teams of transaction financiers based in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Our clients operate in a number of diverse industries, include listed and large unlisted companies, typically have turnovers in excess of US$10 million, and carry on business on the African continent. As a result the transactions we have advised on have included jurisdictions such as South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and South Sudan.

We distinguish ourselves by our independence, bespoke client centric solutions and superior service delivery. We are able to source, structure and arrange funding from a wide range of local and international investors and capital providers, resulting in a transparent and competitive funding environment for the benefit of our clients.

Mettle has advised on a broad range of corporate and specialised finance transactions, and our service offerings include:


  • asset backed securitisations;
  • medium to long term debt and fund raising;
  • credit enhanced debt;
  • debt origination and underwriting;
  • JSE debt listings as approved Debt Sponsor;
  • trade and mezzanine finance;
  • leveraged buyouts; and
  • yield enhanced investment returns.


  • company and intangible asset valuations;
  • mergers, acquisitions and disposals;
  • due diligence investigations;
  • employee share ownership programmes;
  • corporate restructuring;
  • empowerment transactions;
  • leveraged buyouts; and
  • ownership succession planning.

Given our unique focus and expertise as an advisory and structuring business, we believe we are well positioned to assist the JSE and clients with their growth strategies in Africa and other emerging markets.

Mettle is able to offer JSE Sponsor Services in conjunction with the above services.


Mettle Specialised Finance (Pty) Ltd
FSP 45098

Mettle Corporate Finance (Pty) Ltd
FSP 46001


Mettle Specialised Solutions

Mettle acted as corporate advisor to Cream Magenta 140 (Pty) Ltd, Metcap 14 (Pty) Ltd and RAC Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd in their acquisition of a controlling interest in Trans Hex Group Ltd.


Mettle acted as sole arranger for Clover’s debtors’ securitisation funding program.

Mettle Specialised Solutions

Mettle acted as arranger and structurer for both debt and equity capital for Fundi (formerly known as Eduloan).

Mettle Specialised Solutions

Mettle acted as co-advisor to structure and implement a leveraged management buyout transaction from Alexander Forbes.

Mettle Specialised Solutions

Mettle acted as the corporate advisor to Tradehold in respect of its acquisition of a portfolio of 151 properties independently valued at R8.4 billion from Collins Property Projects and its associates.

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Mettle acted as joint debt sponsor to Tradehold for the listing of 65 million A preference shares of R10 each on the JSE.