Letsema Corporate Finance, a new offering led by Rowan McDonald, to provide current and future clients increased value, supported by Letsema’s full suite of capabilities and culture of excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa; 27 November 2019 – As businesses seek to grow in challenging times, understanding real asset values, and the implications of fund-raising options and potential transactions with peer organisations, is critical to delivering tangible returns.
Rowan McDonald understands the complexities of valuing a business to its true worth. As director and founder of Neema Capital, McDonald leverages over a decade of corporate finance advisory experience to guide clients across a range of sectors – including food, IT, finance, manufacturing and logistics – so they can achieve their business objectives.
McDonald’s commitment to delivering real value, intense interest in the detail of corporate finance, and fundamental values alignment caught the eye of Letsema, an advisory firm and management consultancy at the heart of a diversified investment group. Since 1996, Letsema has delivered high quality consulting and advisory services to nameplate companies and organisations within the private and public sector, using business as a catalyst for positive social change.
Following fruitful discussions, the Neema Capital business has been acquired and re-named Letsema Corporate Finance.
“We are incredibly fortunate to welcome Rowan into the Letsema family and are humbled to be able to partner first and foremost, with a quality human being, who is an expert in his chosen field,” says Keith van Niekerk, Group Executive: M&A and Partnerships at Letsema.
“Over the course of the last 24 months, Letsema has consistently been looking to expand the breadth and depth of our core advisory offerings into niche boutique services characterised by deep IP and technical capability with strong potential for synergy across the broader Letsema Group.”
To enable this strategy, Letsema has made institutional investments that seek to create the best enabling environment to allow compelling people and entrepreneurs, such as McDonald, with aspirational advisory expertise to build their businesses within Letsema.
With McDonald considered among the leading valuations experts in South Africa, Van Niekerk looks forward to working with a person of real domain expertise and excellence.
“Rowan embodies an authentic and values-based way of doing business and looking after his clients. He exhibits humility, integrity and has deep alignment with our values and purpose at Letsema, a fundamental cornerstone for any successful Letsema partnership. At the heart of it this is a partnership based on complementarity and mutual admiration,” he says.
McDonald has always been incredibly client focused. Now, within Letsema, he has access to a significantly wider array of institutional resources, service offerings and value-added networks to provide clients with the support they need to achieve the best possible outcome
For McDonald, a self-described “valuations nerd” who thrives on values-based relationships and the minutia of corporate finance, a key motivator in his decision to join Letsema was its culture and values.
“My decision to join Letsema revolved around two factors: whether we could build something meaningful for the long term and if there is a values and culture alignment. The answers I arrived at were a resounding yes.”Rowan McDonald
“The ability to lean on Letsema’s knowledgeable management team, who really emphasise shared success, and its culture of excellence really excites me. My current and future clients will benefit greatly from Letsema’s in-house skills and capabilities. I look forward to delivering value for our clients through our complimentary skill-sets,” McDonald says.
Letsema Corporate Finance offers the full suite of corporate finance advisory services, including M&A advisory services, business valuations, fair and reasonable opinions, technical accounting valuations, valuation training, financial modelling, expert witness work associated with valuations, capital raising and financial due diligence.
For more information or to speak to Rowan McDonald, please contact Letsema Communications Manager, Anele Ndlovu at firstname.lastname@example.org.