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Corporate Finance & Investment Advisory.
Cactus Advisors works with banks, investment funds, private high net worth individuals & family offices, enterprise development organizations, and other financial institutions (public and private sector) to efficiently invest capital, and provide expert capital advisory on deal flow.
Business Incubation, Growth & Performance
Cactus Advisors is a partner to small, medium & large businesses in achieving growth and performance through clear strategic thought. (operations and management) and financial acumen (capital raising, mergers & acquisitions and divestitures)
Enterprise Development, Training & Mentorship
Cactus Advisors incubates entrepreneurs who are serious about growing their businesses for long term profitability to enable sustainable job creation, greater economic inclusion and enhanced societal value. We nurture SMEs through the start-up and growth phases of their businesses by strengthening internal capabilities, training & skills development, optimizing systems and processes, raising multiple sources of capital and coordinating access to resources required to grow.
Cactus Advisors is a advisory firm that brings together the services of elite professionals to guide, assist and partner with business to help them grow .
Cactus Advisors was founded in 2012 by Zachariah George who during the course of his career has been.
An engineer, an investment banker, an Angel investor
An international volunteer, a professor of entrepreneurship, a corporate financier
a startup mentor, a strategic financial advisor to institutions, a musician, husband and dad of three
Educated at one of the world’s leading engineering schools and with a post graduate degree in finance from Stanford University, Zach spent several years as a top-tier investment banker for 2 large Wall Street firms before moving to South Africa in late 2010..
In 2011, Zach took on the role of head of African operations for U-Start – a Swiss based global investment advisory firm specializing in direct and indirect venture capital investments in the tech and digital sector for private investors (prominent family offices and high net-worth Individuals) as well as venture capital funds, corporate ventures and wealth management institutions. In 2012, Cactus Advisors with Zach at the helm, took over the responsibility of U-Start’s Africa operations.
Cactus Advisors is backed by a circle of highly experienced local and international advisors with the knowledge, commitment and passion to fuel the success of businesses with potential. Whilst simultaneously creating value for founders, management and investors, Cactus Advisors aims to benefit employees, customers, suppliers, stakeholders and the greater community. Cactus Advisors is a South African registered Level 1 BBBEE company.