• Recently confirmed Gold Sponsors: Botswana Investment & Trade Centre; Jumo; BVI Finance; FSD Africa;
  • Recently confirmed Gold Sponsors: responsAbility; SBM; CDC; Proparco; IFC; BIO;
  • Recently confirmed Gold Sponsors: African Development Bank; Mauritius International Financial Centre; AFMI;
  • Recently confirmed Gold Sponsors: Frontera Capital; ens; Jersey Finance; TCX;
  • Recently confirmed Gold Sponsors: UK aid; ada microfinance; ABAX; Verdant Capital;
  • Recently confirmed Gold Sponsors: Confident Asset Management Limited; RSM; LCF Securities;
  • AFSIC 2017: 3rd - 5th May 2017, Park Plaza Riverbank, London, UK

Cobus Visagie

Managing Director
Africa Merchant Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa

Cobus co-founded Africa Merchant Capital in 2012 as a corporate finance advisory boutique specialising in Sub-Sahara Africa. In, 2014 AMC established an Investment Management division and launched a value driven long-only fund investing in quality, undervalued public companies operating in Sub-Saharan Africa (ex-South Africa) which are well positioned to participate in SSA ex-SA’s economic growth. In 2016, AMC Trade Finance was launched, which provides flexible, secured trade finance to SME exporters through a transactional driven model, using a DLC as the underlying collateral instrument.  Cobus was previously Principal for Africa at Templewood, a London-based private merchant bank, leading origination and distribution of transactions across Sub-Sahara Africa. His professional experience includes corporate finance advisory, merchant banking, business consulting, auditing and personal investing in Africa. Cobus qualified as a chartered accountant in South Africa with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Cobus also had a successful international and professional rugby career spanning both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Cobus holds a B.Comm(Hons) degree from the University of Stellenbosch.

Cobus Visagie will be speaking at:


2017/05/05 14:00 - 15:40

Panel: How to Make Superior Returns financing Africa’s Agricultural Sector

2017/05/05 15:00 - 15:40

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