Ziyad has more than 25 years of corporate finance, private equity, banking, trust services and audit experience. Ziyad brings a unique perspective in deal origination, investment structuring and mergers & acquisitions.
He served the Mauritius-listed Rogers Group as Chief Finance & Investment Executive from 2011 to 2017. Between 2006 and 2011, he led the private equity arm of the Mauritius Commercial Bank as Managing Director of MCB Capital Partners, where he initiated and managed the acquisition of Speedy in France, the greenfield development of a fibre-optics network in Reunion island and the fund’s investment in a Madagascar-based prawn farming project which pioneered the protocol for Bio label of prawns in Europe.
Ziyad qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the United Kingdom and is an avid reader of history, international politics, political and business biographies. He is married to Dilshaad and has two boys.
Bhavish has, over the years, acquired extensive and valuable experience in the legal, global business, international taxation and capital market arena. He established affable working relationships with all stakeholders in the foregoing sectors. His academic background, blended with wealth of professional experience gained, enables him to provide optimum capital market advisory solutions.
He served as Senior Analyst for the first licensed Corporate Finance Firm in Mauritius where he was responsible for legal drafting and listing. Concurrently, he was also responsible for the implementation and compliance of FATCA and CRS for one of the leading trust services companies in Mauritius. Bhavish began his career at the Attorney General’s Office and participated in the revision and publishing of the first volume of Subsidiary Legislation in the country.
Bhavish is a holder of a Bachelor of Laws –LLB (Hons) degree. He also followed the Law Practitioners Vocational Course. He is an associate member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD) and also a Board Member of the Training and Employment of Disabled Persons Board (TEDPB) under the aegis of the Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions.
Over the past 13 years, Kaviraj has developed a unique set of competencies & experiences collaborating with foreign and Mauritian conglomerates, public-sector organisations, SMEs and NGOs in the fields of business facilitation, business intelligence, corporate finance & investment, corporate governance, corporate strategy, integrated reporting, M&A and private equity. He notably collaborated with MCB Capital Markets and the Constance Group, and served as Corporate Manager-Investments and Market & Economic Studies Manager (Group) at the Rogers Group and Lux Resorts respectively.
In 2016-2017, he played a key role as Consultant in the formulation of the ‘2017-2026 National Master Plan for the SME Sector in Mauritius’.
A former academic scholar of the French government, Kaviraj is the 1st person in Mauritius to be awarded the Certified International Wealth Manager designation, a graduate-level professional qualification offered by the International Association of Wealth Management (Switzerland). In 2001-2003, he completed a two-year “Classe préparatoire aux Grandes Ecoles de Commerce”. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Management, a Master in Management/Diplôme Grande Ecole and an MSc in European Business from the EDHEC Business School (France), a triple-crowned and leading European business school, and an LL.M. in International Business Law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France). He also completed executive courses in strategy and negotiation from INSEAD and HBX I Harvard Business School respectively.
We are a team of professionals with extensive experience, sharp vision and a drive for novel achievements. Our edge lies in the expertise we have developed in the dynamics of doing business in Africa, a thorough insight and deep understanding of the local regulations and markets. We provide both advisory and execution services to capture clever investments as well as design tailor-made transactions for optimal value-creation.
Our broad spectrum of capabilities allow us to extend a comprehensive service offering to our clients. We attend to every single one’s business, end-to-end, with utmost discretion. At New Africa Advisors, we value service excellence. To us, this means going beyond the obvious to come up with custom-made and unexpected solutions. Business flair, focus on critical details, relevance of propositions to client’s profile, dedication to the sole interests of our clients are the cornerstones of our firm.
Our loyalty goes to our clients and our ultimate goal is to see to it that they obtain optimal results. We have no allegiance and are not therefore subject to conflicting interests. This ensures our clients with best practices, objective analyses and state-of-the-art propositions. Our network of independent and knowledgeable field experts enables us to source sound information towards the delivery of the best recommendations for the best decision-making.
Acknowledged for our expertise and trustworthiness, we have developed solid relationships cast in trust with European, African and Asian bankers and investors. Our connectivity results in privileged access to professional deal teams that are uniquely structured and enable us to provide our clients with unparalleled regional, product and industry-specific expertise. This sustains our cross-border efficiency and our capacity to service ultra high net-worth individuals, businesses, entrepreneurs, and families having or planning business dealings in Africa.