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John has more than 15 years Corporate Finance and M&A experience working as a Chief Financial Officer for large corporates in the logistics, forestry and construction sectors, leading various high value transactions and complex negotiations. Prior to becoming a CFO, John was a director with BDO Chartered Accountants specialising in Corporate Finance and Capital Markets.
He has led teams in a wide variety of M&A transactions and capital raising mandates in the following roles:
Chief Financial Officer for Port Taranaki Limited
Lead the negotiations for the Port Taranaki in acquisition of petrochemical storage tanks as well as the subsequent lease of the facilities to customers.
CFO for York Timber Limited (Johannesburg Stock Exchange Listed)
Advised company in the sale of their shares to private equity investors and lead the negotiations, due diligence and legal matters in subsequent major acquisition.
Director BDO Chartered Accountants (Corporate Finance )
Various Buy and Sell Mandates, Capital Raising and Management Buy-Out’s.
Various Due Diligence Exercises and Investigations
John holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Tax and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and IS) from the University of Cape Town and is a qualified Chartered Accountant registered with CAANZ.