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.

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