Stephan van der Walt
B.Com Acc (cum laude), B.Com Acc (Hons) (cum laude), CA (SA), JSE Approved Executive
Stephan is a co-founder of the Pallidus Group. He has advised on numerous mergers and acquisitions, BEE transactions, corporate restructurings, equity and debt raisings, venture capital raisings and rights issues.
B.Acc, B.Acc (Hons), CA (SA), JSE Approved Executive
JD is a co-founder of the Pallidus Group and was previously employed at Nedbank Capital. JD has advised on a number of corporate finance transactions including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, BEE transactions and listings, and has an in-depth understanding of the South African and Namibian market and agricultural sector.
Le Roux van Zyl
BA LLB LLM (cum laude), JSE Approved Executive
Le Roux is a co-founder of the Pallidus Group and an admitted attorney, having completed his articles at Bell Dewar Inc. Le Roux is also an JSE Approved Executive and has many years of experience in corporate finance, primarily in mergers and acquisitions, listings, delistings and capital raisings.
Thys started his career as an accountancy teacher and spent the largest portion of his career in merchant banking before deciding to start his own finance house in 1985. Since then the Roux family has been involved in property finance and development through their corporate finance house, Rouxfin Finance. Thys has been an investor in numerous businesses since, and has proved himself as a successful entrepreneur and businessman.
Louis van der Watt
Louis is a co-founder and CEO of the multinational Atterbury Property Group, which has grown into one of the most successful property companies in South Africa. He is an experienced entrepreneur and private equity investor. In 2009 he was awarded the Christo Wiese Medal for Entrepreneurship from the South African Academy for Science and Arts, in 2012 he received the University of Pretoria Alumni Laureate Award and in 2015 the Business Leader of the Year award from the Capital City Business Chamber.
B.Eng (Industrial) Honours, MBA
Konrad is an experienced private equity investor. Before co-founding Fledge Capital with Louis van der Watt, he managed private equity investments at Gensec Private Equity, Treacle and Investec Principal Investments.
Dr Henry Symington
MB.ChB, M.Med (Rad D)
After qualifying as medical doctor, he specialised in radiology, and has practised as a radiologist for more than 30 years. Henry has been an active investor in the healthcare industry, having developed various hospitals and other healthcare assets. Henry has also invested in numerous other businesses and asset classes, and has proved himself to be an astute investor.
Dr Werner Roux
MB.ChB, IMM, MBA (UK)
After finishing medical school and his internship, Werner decided not to pursue a medical career and, instead, joined the family business. He also completed a marketing degree (IMM) and an MBA in 2001 at the University of Hull (UK), specialising in Strategic Marketing. The Roux family has built a family business extending across numerous industries from the sugar industry to the property industry.
Pallidus is majority owned by its founding management team. In 2017, Fledge Capital made a strategic investment in Pallidus. Fledge is an independent investment company based in South Africa that provides funding solutions to private companies with proven business models and leading management teams within a wide range of industries.