Our Team

Harry van der Merwe

Harry van der Merwe

Harry obtained B Com and Hons degrees at Rand Afrikaans University. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte in 1990. He gained experience in corporate credit and investment banking at Rand Merchant Bank and The Industrial Development Corporation. He was a senior manager in corporate finance with PwC in Johannesburg and Slovakia where he performed valuations and lead teams of chartered accountants on due diligence assignments in South Africa and Central Europe. He gained private equity experience in the medium sized company segment with Sasfin.

He started consulting for his own account and in Newcapital from 2003. During this time, he has completed several due diligences, valuations, advised on debt and equity, executed sell-side mandates and provided training courses in due diligence, valuation and funding credit evaluation. He obtained the MDP B-BBEE qualification from Unisa in 2016 which is valuable in the valuation of BEE shareholdings, structuring and understanding of BEE shareholder transactions and dispute resolution in the BEE environment.

Harry is entrepreneurial having been a co-founder of several businesses: a call centre selling a personal accident plan to the consumer market, a short-term insurance brokerage and an importer and distributor of security technology. This experience has equipped him with the ability to understand the entrepreneurial mindset and the intricacies involved in being a non-controlling shareholder in a private company.

His focus areas are valuations, due diligence and shareholder transactions. He has acted as arbitrator and mediator in shareholder disputes involving valuation. He has acted as expert witness in cases involving valuation and quantification of damages.

Harry also acts as mentor to black entrepreneurs, seeking and assisting them with implementation of shareholder and other opportunities.

Danie van Aswegen

Danie van Aswegen

Danie was the lead partner for the Valuation & Strategy division for PwC Southern Africa before he emigrated to Australia in 2006. He was the partner responsible for the Valuation Services Division of KPMG in Brisbane and subsequently Melbourne and most recently, prior to founding Maven Libera, CEO at Value Adviser Associates.

Danie initiated and authored the Valuation Practices Survey both in Australia and South Africa. The survey, which provides insights into the valuation methodologies being adopted and how they are applied, has helped shape the valuations industry in both countries.

Megan Raynall

Megan Raynall

Megan has worked in valuations and strategy for more than 20 years, during which time she has held senior positions at PwC, Stern Stewart, and Value Adviser Associates. Megan has valued most types of investment including equity, preferred equity, senior and subordinated debt and debt-like instruments, and options. Megan has worked across a range of industries and undertaken valuations for a range of purposes.

Particular areas of specialization include infrastructure valuations, incentive scheme valuations, new technology valuations, independent expert reports and intangible asset valuations.

Mark Gemolla

Mark Gemolla

Mark has held senior positions including as a senior consultant at PHB Hagler Bailly (PA Consulting), contract position with Queensland Government Treasury, associate principal at CRA International and prior to co-founding Maven Libera, as an executive director at Value Adviser Associates.

His areas of specialisation include mining, energy, infrastructure and tax related engagements. His specialist services include provision of tax valuations, expert reports for litigation, valuations for complex assets and infrastructure valuations.

Shane Kelly

Shane Kelly

Shane has been involved in agribusiness for over 30 years, both at the corporate and production level.

He has worked for agri-fund managers, listed and unlisted agribusiness companies, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, family offices, federal, state and local government organisations and private investors.

The range of work completed during this period includes transaction advisory, industry and investment due diligence, management reviews, valuations, expert reports, operational audits, cost benefit analysis, feasibility studies and business planning.