Who We Are

Bowden was formed in March of 2004, as a focused financial services provider to a clearly defined segment of the South African business market. More than a decade later and with much success, Bowden continues to drive forward with bold ideas and big plans for the future.

Integrity, positivity with a ‘can-do’ attitude, innovation and a proactive nature are some of the qualities that inspire us daily.

The vision of Bowden is to provide smart solutions to meet the corporate finance needs of medium to large sized unlisted, private, family owned, entrepreneurial businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa and become a premier technology-driven investment bank.

Bruce Bowden

Bruce Bowden

Director

B.Com, CFA

The business was a response to the market need to provide mid-market entrepreneur and facility owned companies with professional corporate finance solutions.

He started his career at Gensec Bank, a leading investment bank that pioneered many market “firsts” in South Africa.

Maciek Szymanski

Maciek Szymanski

Director

B.Com (Hons), M.Inst.D

Maciek joined Bowden Corporate Finance from EY in Johannesburg where he was a senior manager in the M&A team.

Previously he was a corporate finance advisor and research analyst at African Alliance, gaining experience across the African continent.

Maciek’s advisory experience includes sell-side equity analysis at African Alliance and economic consulting at KPMG.

Mark di Pasquale

Mark di Pasquale

Director

CA(SA), CFA

Co-Founder of the Bowden Corporate Finance Cape Town.

Formerly with AttAfrica investment team which invested and managed retail malls in Zambia, Ghana and Nigeria.

Founding director of African Land which was acquired by Atterbury Africa.

Prior to that was part of the Global Markets Africa team at Standard Bank.

Clinton Duncan

Clinton Duncan

Director

CA(SA), CFA

Co-Founder of the Bowden Corporate Finance Cape Town.

Clint has 5 years of experience as equity analyst with Avior Capital Markets covering the SA diversified mining companies (sell-side) and buy-side analyst and COO at Centaur Asset Management.

Prior to that was part of the Global Markets Africa team at Standard Bank.

Robert Bowden

Robert Bowden

Non-exec Director

CA(SA)

Robert has a deep knowledge of corporate governance and financial management, having served as financial director of a JSE listed company.

He plays a valuable non-executive role within the company, being responsible for the oversight of the internal compliance requirements.

Amir Regev

Amir Regev

Transactor

CA(SA), CFA level III passed

After completion of his articles at EY, he managed African Finance and projects for a JSE listed financial services firm. He was also a member of the Group Steering Committee and played a role in the successful rollout and implementation of the Group’s IT system across the African subsidiaries.

Amir Joined Bowden Corporate Finance as a Transactor in November 2016.

Shaun Chowles

Shaun Chowles

Analyst

B.Com (Hons), CFA level III candidate

Shaun worked part-time while completing his Investment Management Honours and gained valuable experience working for Investec Private Bank, primarily dealing with their high net worth client base.

He started at Bowden Corporate Finance in 2013, where he has played key roles in various Capital raising and M&A projects while maintaining a key focus on valuations and financial modelling.

Thomas Burgers

Thomas Burgers

Analyst

B.BusSci, PGDA, M.Com (Finance)

Thomas spent a year lecturing management accounting and finance at UCT, in and amongst completing his articles at Deloitte Cape Town, before joining Bowden Corporate Finance in January 2017.

One of Thomas’ key professional accomplishments was his involvement in the first IFRS 9 early adoption by a JSE listed company, Transaction Capital.

Riette Snyman

Riette Snyman

Financial Manager

B.Com (Hons) Fin. Acc.

Riette is currently working toward s achieving both her SAIPA and CIMA qualifications.

After completing her studies at the top of her honours class at North West University, she joined Kruger and Co, a small-medium sized audit firm where she focused on audit, tax and accounting. Riette joined the Bowden Corporate Finance team in January 2017.

Georgie Bowden

Georgie Bowden

Talent Manager

B.Ed (Hons) Ed Psych, M.Ed Psych

Georgie joined the Bowden Corporate Finance team in 2008.

She is a valuable member of management and contributes towards team coordination, strategy, and quality efficiency.

Georgie has a psychology and education background, providing the necessary balance required to the company culture and policies and procedures

Ruben Mooneesawmy

Ruben Mooneesawmy

Director

ACCA

Ruben is the founder of Axcel Insights. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK since 2014 with about 12 years of experience in assurance, corporate finance, restructuring work and mergers & acquisitions.

Previously he was a manager at EY Mauritius in the Transaction team with significant experience gained in working on valuations, IPOs, transaction support, business modelling, voluntary liquidations and administration.

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