Imara Mondise Capital


Imara Mondise Capital is a boutique investment banking advisory firm created from the amalgamation of the corporate finance capabilities of Mondise Capital and the Imara Group.

This home grown independent and non-aligned advisory firm is building a profitable business and a strong franchise in the market, led by Xola Sithole and the eminent board of highly experienced finance and investment professionals.

The team provides State-Owned Corporation and private sector companies in South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland, the full suite of investment banking advisory services.

High levels of customer service and execution excellence; are underpinned by a deep knowledge of African markets, state of the art analytical skills and technology, multi-sectoral experience, extensive economic research capabilities and a wide network of investors and financiers.

Imara Mondise Capital aims to secure early mandates by leveraging the company’s expertise in advising State-Owned Corporations and private sector companies with an interest in African expansion.

  • Approach

    Imara Mondise Capital is developing into a leading black empowered, independent investment banking advisory firm focused in the public sector and African expansion markets.

    Focusing on markets where the team has particular expertise, strong relationships and a credible track record paves the way to securing early mandates.

    The team of experts aim to exceed clients’ expectations, providing excellence in execution and high levels of customer service. This is achieved by leveraging the groups’ networks, resources, technology, and deep knowledge of African markets.

  • Services

    Imara Mondise provides the complete suite of investment banking advisory services for a variety of transaction types.

    Raising equity and debt via:
    Senior and junior bands
    Mezzanine equity and debt issuances
    Rights offers and claw backs
    Vendor placements
    Business funding restructuring:
    Debt restructuring
    Debt compromise, forgiveness and rescheduling
    Equity recapitalisation and repurchases
    Special purpose funding vehicles
    Facilitating a change in business ownership
    Private equity, LBO’s and MBO’s
    Mergers and acquisitions
    Controlled disposal processes.

    Clients rely on our comprehensive investment banking advisory services and expert guidance to both make key investment capital decisions and to successfully implement them. Imara’s experienced team provides the expertise to deliver lasting value for clients and their shareholders.

  • Our People

    Xola Sithole

    Xola Sithole Imara Mondise Capital (Pty) Ltd Bsc (Hons) Xola Sithole is the founder of Mondise Capital and CEO of Imara Mondise Capital. Prior to starting Mondise Capital in 2009, Xola was CEO of Khula Enterprise Finance Ltd (Khula) for the five-year period from November 2003. Under his leadership, Khula more than doubled its impact when measured in disbursements (from ca R200m pa in 2003 to R500m pa in 2008), size of the loan book (ca R380m to R600m) and income from core operations (R32m to R103m). Prior to joining Khula, Xola spent over 9 years at the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in various operational, strategic and leadership roles. He holds a BSc (Hons) degree from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and has undertaken a number of postgraduate management development programmes locally and abroad.

    Roderick MacLeod

    Roderick MacLeod Imara Holdings BCom LLB CAIB (SA) HDip FMil Rod MacLeod is a Certified Associate of the Institute of Bankers. After qualifying, he joined Barclays Bank and was promoted into Barclays Merchant Bank in 1982 before being seconded to the London office in 1985. On his return to South Africa in 1988 Rod was appointed as senior advisor at FirstCorp, handling mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs and private equity opportunities. In 1990, Rod joined AP&CI where he was responsible for the Group's growth strategy and acquisitions. He joined Janus as a Director and shareholder in 1995.

  • Contact Us

    Contact Us Telephone: +27 11 550 6000 Fax: +27 11 550 6002