Corporate finance


April 27ís approach to its Advisory Services is to maintain a small, but highly skilled professional team. April 27ís advisory service sector specialisations include media, manufacturing, information technology, financial services and agriculture (particularly the wine industry).

April 27 offers the following advisory services to its clients:

Transaction planning: During such planning exercises April 27 works with a client to apply the clientís business strategy to various transaction scenarios so as to develop one of the following:

a corporate transaction strategy, whether with regards to acquisitions or disposals, or both; or
a strategy with regards to the introduction of Black Economic Empowerment (“BEE”) partners to the client’s business; or
a succession strategy for owners of small to medium size businesses.

Transaction identification:
This may develop from a transaction planning exercise, or where a client engages April 27 to find businesses with specific criteria to purchase, or to find purchasers for a business it wishes to dispose of. This process typically entails one or more of the following:

the conducting of market research and investigation; and/or
valuations of business; and/or
the initiation and development of negotiations with potential transaction parties.

Transaction execution:
This may develop from a transaction identification exercise, or where a client engages April 27 to assist with the execution of an identified transaction. This process typically entails one or more of the following:

a business valuation; and/or
a due diligence investigation; and/or
the negotiation, structuring and implementation of a transaction.

Transaction financing: This may be part of a transaction execution assignment or where a client engages April 27 to raise finance, whether debt of equity, for a transaction, or to finance the organic expansion of the business. This process typically entails one or more of the following:

a business valuation; and/or
the identification of potential sources of finance; and/or
the preparation of a financing application; and/or
the negotiation and structuring of the financing transaction.

 
 


No Future Without Forgiveness by Desmond Tutu

“April 27, 1994 – the day for which we had waited all these many long years, the day for which the struggle against apartheid had been waged, for which so many of our people had been tear gassed, bitten by police dogs, struck with quirts and batons...
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April 27 and Pointbreak have formed an association in terms whereof they will utilize their combined expertise in delivering innovative solutions and services to the clients of both companies. Pointbreak will furthermore provide representation for April 27 in the Western Cape until such time as April 27 establishes its own office in the region.

 

  April 27 Group has taken another step ...
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