The EXCO Team
Willie Snyman B.Comm, (Hons), CA(SA)
Phone: 012 349 2695
Willie studied at the University of Pretoria and obtained a B.Com (Hons) degree in 1988. After serving articles at Ernst & Young and practicing there for several years, Willie established an auditing practice in 1997, which was later sold into Grant Thornton, Pretoria. In 1997, he established a successful consultancy business that procures government incentives for clients. Willie later merged this business into what has now become Arbor Capital Incentives. During the past 17 years, Willie has procured Government Incentive funding for more than 800 companies. Willie has a true entrepreneurial spirit and extensive experience in turning distressed businesses into sustainable ventures. He is also an approved executive with the JSE. Willie heads up the Business Incentives services of Arbor Capital.
Michelle Krastanov B.Comm, B.Acc, CA(SA)
Phone: 011 480 8570
After graduating from Wits University, Michelle joined Price Waterhouse where she remained for seven years. In 1994, she joined a new joint venture with FirstCorp Merchant Bank and, following FirstCorp’s restructure in 1995, took over the business, providing corporate finance services to entrepreneurial businesses. In 2001, Michelle joined the Arcay group and started the sponsor business within Arcay. Thereafter, she took over the company secretarial business, which primarily services listed companies. Michelle heads up the Sponsor and Company Secretarial services of Arbor Capital.
Marthinus Erasmus B.Acc (Hons), CA(SA)
Phone: 011 480 8530
After qualifying and serving articles at PwC, Marthinus worked in various large corporate environments where he gained experience in, inter alia, finance, management, strategic negotiations and corporate finance. In 1998 he joined, before joining AST in the ICT sector shortly before its listing, a then newly-listed IT company, as the Financial Director in 1998. Marthinus has extensive experience, across various continents, in finance, mergers and acquisitions, black economic empowerment transactions, strategy development and execution, corporate transactions and business turnarounds. He is a non-executive director of JSE-listed TeleMasters Holdings Limited and the non-executive chairman of the Spero group of companies. Marthinus was the CEO of Arcay Corporate Finance (Pty) Ltd from 2006 up until 2014 when the company underwent a name change and rebranding. Marthinus now heads up the Corporate Finance business of Arbor Capital.
Daniel Nell B.Compt, CPA,(SA)
Phone: 011 480 8598
During articles at VNW&W (today part of PwC) Daniel gained M&A experience, successfully negotiating various acquisitions and concluding corporate finance activities on behalf of clients. He later established an investment holding firm, partnering with various private entrepreneurs and successfully concluded various acquisitions in the chemical, motor industry, short-term insurance, infrastructure, logistics and commercial property sectors. Daniel also served on several of the target companies’ boards in various capacities ranging from Chairman, CEO and CFO over a period of more than 20 years. This provided him with extensive experience in business management, strategic decision making, mergers and acquisitions, finance and corporate affairs. Since 2011, Daniel has been an integral part of the Corporate Finance team, where he acts as a transaction advisor focusing on M&A activity.