The financial- and business-minded lawyer
Combining legal and financial expertise with hands-on business experience, I appreciate that the business of business is to get things done.
I am a financial- and business-minded lawyer with over 20 years experience in Investment & Merchant Banking, at first as in-house Legal Advisor and then in Corporate Finance(including Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Raising), Private Equity and Project Finance, holding senior advisory and consulting positions in Corporate Finance in a number of Investment Banks.In 2010 I established "Gerhard Swart & Co", a corporate legal and financial advisory business, based in Stellenbosch
Combining my corporate legal, corporate financial and actual small business management experience and expertise makes me your ideal transaction advisory partner.
Assisting businesses to initiate, develop and close a transaction is my focus. In this process I can do financial and cash flow analysis and modelling, business/company valuation, transaction structuring, due diligence, negotiation, tailor-made transaction document drafting and closing the deal, whilst navigating through applicable law and legislation, amongst others, company, competition and tax laws. I have extensive experience in the application of the JSE Listings Requirements and Rules of The Takeover Regulation Panel.
Qualifications: BA(Law)(Stellenbosch), BCompt(UNISA), LLB(Cape Town)
Experience : Webber Wentzel Attorneys(Jhb) - Professional Assistant. Finansbank(Jhb) - Legal Advisor & Manager - Corporate Finance. Nedbank Investment Bank(Jhb) - Executive Consultant - Corporate Finance. Trans Atlantic Securities(Jhb) - Director & Head of Corporate Finance. PSG Capital(Jhb) - Director - Corporate Finance. Gerhard Swart & Co - nine years as sole proprietor.
My fees are highly competitive and flexible depending on complexity and nature of the mandate. My hourly rates for work of a routine, fact-finding, repetitive or administrative nature are substantially lower than the rate I apply for work involving creativity, application of skill, expertise and experience, problem-solving or tailor-made legal agreement drafting or financial modelling. I am also willing to work on the basis of pre-agreed fixed fees for a particular mandate and/or retainer fee arrangements.