Directors

As a small, dynamic team selected for experience, expertise and energy, Opes Capital brings both skill and enthusiasm to the table – helping ensure the best outcome for our clients.

The Opes Capital principals have a wealth of experience and with combined experience of over 35 years in the mining and finance industries, our team holds the skills to successfully manage and execute any transaction.

Phillipe is a co-founder of Opes Capital (Pty) Ltd. He has more than 21 years of corporate finance and business development experience in both the corporate and entrepreneurial arenas.

He obtained his BCom degree at Witwatersrand University in law, finance and accounting. Thereafter he spent seven years at Anglo Platinum as a manager in the Corporate Finance and Business Development department – gaining extensive and invaluable corporate finance exposure through his liaison with leading local and international merchant banks, as well as the largest international mining houses.

In 2005 Phillipe established and jointly managed Invescape Growth Partnership South Africa, the South African private equity and investment management arm of a Dubai based Investment House. His role included joint manager of the South African office, the initiation, negotiation, implementation and the ultimate management of a number of investments on behalf of the company.

With the acquisition of the Dubai-based business by a leading investment bank, the South African division was bought out and Opes Capital created.

Robert is a co-founder of Opes Capital (Pty) Ltd. After obtaining an honours degree in management accounting from the University of Stellenbosch, Robert joined Cadiz Financial Strategists on their equity derivatives desk. He progressed from broking and executing trades to developing and structuring derivative products for the pension fund and institutional markets.

He then spent two years in South and North America obtaining a double Master of Business Administration degree for Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and University of Texas. On his return to South Africa, he joined the US-based Kingdom Zephyr Africa Management team, managing their US$122 million private equity fund.

In 2005 Robert established and jointly managed Invescape Growth Partnership South Africa, the South African private equity and investment management arm of a Dubai based Investment House. His role included joint manager of the South African office, the initiation, negotiation, implementation and the ultimate management of a number of investments on behalf of the company.

With the acquisition of the Dubai-based business by a leading investment bank, the South African division was bought out and Opes Capital created.

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