Redefining Your Business's Financial Potential
   
Home Strategic Partners Recent Assignments Résumé Articles Inside BGA Contact Info

Business Growth Africa offers innovative business advisory services in South Africa and other African emerging economies.

Advisory services include:

Business Valuations and other Independent Financial Opinions - [Read More]
Independent Financial Opinions, including valuations, litigation support (expert witness re. valuations, loss-of-income calculations, etc) and financial modelling for legal entities, partnerships or individuals. Valuations listed below ranged from R20m to R2,2bn.

Recent Assignments include, among others:

Manufacturing Industry:

Valuation of packaging company (2014)

Human Resource Industry:


Valuation of ICAS (Pty) Ltd for BEE structuring purposes (2014)
Valuation of Afriforte (Pty) Ltd (2014)

Marketing & Advertising Industry:

Valuation of company for potential BEE shareholding (2014)

Medical Services:

Valuation of company re. shareholder dispute (2014)

Agriculture Industry – Agribusiness (Fruit Farming, Marketing and Export)

Consultant re. business valuation, methodology, process and inputs (2013)

Mining Industry – Salt Mines

Expert Opinion re. calculation of Loss of Income Claim - Litigation Support (2013)

Tourism and Leisure Industry – Hotel & Casino

Expert Opinion re. Valuation Methodology – Litigation Support (2013)

Airports Company of South Africa:

Financial Modelling re. Property Valuation of King Shaka International Airport – Litigation support (2012 & 2013)
Financial Modelling re. Property Valuation of Cape Town International Airport – Litigation support (2012 & 2013).

Manufacturing Industry:


Valuation of Southern Ropes (Pty) Ltd (2013)
Valuation of Samson Ropes (Pty) Ltd (2013)

Telecommunications Industry:


Valuation of Retail Mobile Credit Specialists (“RMCS”) (Pty) Ltd (2012)
Valuation of Jabba Connect (Pty) Lty (2012)

Services Industry – Human Resources:


Valuation of Nursetec Pretoria CC (2012)
Valuation of Nursetec Johannesburg CC (2012)

Agriculture Industry – Produce and Retail:

Financial Modelling re. Business Rescue Procedures (2012)
Stakeholder Support – Analysis and Interpretation of Financial Information - [Read more]
Assisting various stakeholders, from owners of businesses to non-executive directors, in analysing, interpreting and understanding financial information with the aim to identify prospective value added opportunities and enhance optimal decision-making.

Recent Assignments include, among others:

Consultation re. cash-flow sustainability


Analysis of cash-flows and building of a forecasting/ scenario planning model (2014)
Consultation re: Dividend Policy


Consultation re. dividend policy for BBBEE vendor finance structure (2014)
Agriculture Industry – Agribusiness (Diverse farming operations, marketing and distribution)


Investment Appraisal, Opportunity Identification and Scenario Analysis (2013)
Leisure Industry –Game Lodge


Investment appraisal and building of a cash-flow forecasting model (2013)
Agriculture Industry – Game Farm


Scenario analysis of return on investment and building of a cash-flow forecasting model (2013)
The Maitland Group of Companies


Design and consultation on the implementation of a Rolling Forecast Framework (2012)
The Greenhouse Consultants CC – Sustainability Consultants

Facilitating strategy workshop focussing on financial strategy (2012)

Chairperson at MillaSA’s 2012 Budgeting Conference

Delivered a talk on flexible planning and rolling forecasts (2012)
Part-Time Financial Director Services - [Read more]
Part-Time Financial Director Services to Small and Medium sized companies which require the financial expertise of an executive Financial Director but cannot justify the cost of a full-time executive.

Services offered include:

Executive level participation in strategic decision making;
Updating and monitoring of financial strategy implementation;
Review of funding requirements and liaising with banks and funding institutions;
Regular analysis and updating of Financial Planning, Forecasting and Budgeting frameworks;
Analysis of operational results;
Working capital and cash flow management;
Managing the finance department’s resources;
Overseeing statutory requirements, e.g. financial statements in accordance with IFRS, liaising with auditors and relevant regulatory bodies and attending to taxation.
The Part-Time Financial Director model follows the trend in Europe where use is being made of part-time professional resources while freeing up valuable executive time for CEOs and MDs without the burden of additional permanent staff.
Continuous Executive Training and Mentoring - [Read More]
Value added financial facilitation and mentoring for executive management. Open and in-house training and mentoring on:




Financial Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting and Cost Control
Investment Appraisal and Capital Budgeting
Financial Management for non-financial managers

Recent Assignment includes, among others:

Facilitation/ Training re. valuation principles


Private facilitation sessions with Advocates (Gauteng - 2014)
Rolling Forecast – Implementing an Effective Process


Executive Facilitation (Johannesburg, South Africa – 2013)
Advanced Budgeting and Forecasting


EuroMatech (London, UK – 2013)
Advanced Budgeting and Cost Control Management

Global Landmark Media (Mumbai, India – 2012)

Understanding Advance Budgeting and Forecasting Techniques

Royal Swazi Sugar Corporation (Swaziland, Southern Africa – 2012)

Budgeting, Planning and Management Reporting

EuroMatech (Istanbul, Turkey – 2012)

Lecturing: Corporate Financial Management – Valuations, Investment Appraisal and Capital Budgeting

Department of Finance and Tax, University of Cape Town (2012)

Lecturing: Finance Module – Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Management

University of Stellenbosch Business School (2012)

Business Growth Africa was established by Christiaan Vorster to offer his specialised financial consultancy services. Christiaan is a registered Chartered Accountant with 17 years’ experience in corporate financial management, business advisory and executive education and facilitation in South Africa, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

While Business Growth Africa is based in Cape Town, assignments from all over Southern Africa are performed on a continuous basis.