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About YW Capital

BUILDING TRUST COMES ONE STEP AT A TIME

Owner-managed and level I black-empowered, YW Capital is an authorised financial services provider (“FSP license number 50156”) based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company was founded by Mesh Pillay in 2016, leveraging his global investment banking experience having worked at and lead some of the most prominent equity capital market transactions across Europe and Africa for Deutsche Bank, Renaissance Capital and Standard Bank. ​​

YW Capital was inspired by the Yellowwood Tree, a national symbol for South Africa, where our primary operations are based.​​

The Yellowwood Tree represents our vision – our roots are deeply embedded within Africa alongside most of our clients whilst a strong branch allows us to reach other international markets and bring global solutions to traditional pan-African challenges​

OUR

EXPERIENCE

ONGOING: South Africa

Acquisition of listed REIT

 

Financial Advisor

Undisclosed

ONGOING: South Africa

Offshore exchangeable bond listing for listed REIT

 

Financial Advisor and Joint-Bookrunner

Undisclosed

ONGOING: South Africa

IPO Readiness for property company

 

Financial Advisor

Undisclosed

ONGOING: South Africa

Disposal of listed REITs properties to a local pension fund

 

Financial Advisor

Undisclosed

ONGOING: South Africa

Acquisition of a strategic shareholding in a listed REIT

 

Financial Advisor

Undisclosed

ONGOING: South Africa

Acquisition and delisting of listed REIT

 

Financial Advisor

Undisclosed

ONGOING: South Africa

Capital raising for a property-focused private equity fund

 

Financial Advisor

Undisclosed

ONGOING: South Africa

Disposal of strategic shareholding in an offshore listed vehicle

 

Financial Advisor

Undisclosed

2020 – South Africa

Strategic Advice

 

Financial Advisor

Undisclosed

2019/20 – South Africa

Delta and Rebosis Scheme of Arrangement

 

Global Coordinator and Transaction Advisor

Undisclosed

2019 – South Africa

20% Equity Investment in AMADA Investment Management

 

Principal

R3.5 billion in AUM

2019 – South Africa

Formation of a private equity healthcare fund for Prime Healthcare Fund Managers

 

Financial Advisor

R1 billion AUM

2019 – South Africa

Fortress empowerment initiative for 5.9% of the total ordinary shares outstanding

 

Principal

R1.5 billion

2019 – South Africa

HCB’s award-winning IPO on the Mozambican stock exchange

 

Advisor to Issuer

R670 million

2019 – South Africa

Fortress empowerment initiative

 

Principal

R40 million

2018 – South Africa

Jindal’s Asset Sale

 

Financial Advisor

Undisclosed

2018 – South Africa

Partnership with MTN Irancell and LaLiga

Broker

R1.5 billion

OUR

CLIENTS

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OUR

TEAM

MESH PILLAY

Founder and CEO

KESHAV SAHADEV

VICE PRESIDENT

JOSHUA SAUNDERS

ASSOCIATE

NATASHA MASHEGO

ASSOCIATE

DAPHNE SAGATHEVAN

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT