The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
– M. Scott Peck
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.
– Henri Nouwen
Always remember: If you’re alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who’s going to know?
– Julia Child
Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquillity.
– James Thurber
The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice.
Bronni is one of the most talented and intelligent individuals I have the delight in calling my older sister. Not only is she gorgeous, stylish, academically brilliant, creative, artistic, a brilliant chef, home-maker and Mom to Chloe the abandoned Kitty she is the most selfless, caring, kind, gentle and loving child on this planet…. anyone who knows her would agree.. she has a heart of gold has been a second mom to me an inspiration and a shoulder to lean on at all times. I adore you my “big” sis
Before the start of thirty3degrees….
Speaker at : Wharton Global Alumni Forum
Director Corporate Finance Dubai World Africa Services (Pty) Ltd Cape Town
Bronwyn received a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) in Johannesburg, majoring in Economics. She started her banking career at a CorpCapital Bank on the Corporate Funding desk, and has since gained over 8 years’ experience in the banking industry in South Africa. She worked for a top South African property developer, Zenprop Property Holdings, for 3 years where she managed the group’s financial due diligence, capital raising and tax structuring.
Before joining Dubai World Africa in January this year and relocating to Cape Town, she spent 6 years at at Investec Bank Limited where she headed up the team responsible for the advising, underwriting and arranging of the debt required for the acquisition by Dubai World and London & Regional of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
In addition to the V&A Waterfront, Bronwyn has been involved in a number of prominent South African real estate transactions, either acting on behalf of the developer in assessing project viability, or as banker in the raising of debt required for the transaction. These include, amongst others:
Acquisition by the Australian based Stella Group of the Protea Hotel Group;
The ground breaking development of the Maponya Mall in Soweto;
Management buyout of Lanseria International Airport;
Funding, feasibility analysis and development of the One & Only Hotel in Cape Town;
Funding of niche retail centres: Design Quarter, Atholl Square and Vangate Mall.
She is passionate about real estate and Africa, and joined Dubai World as Corporate Finance Director to assist in their expansion into Africa and the realization of their vision which is: “to significantly impact on the growth and development of the African continent by partnering key stakeholders in identified African countries who share the dream of building a sustainable economy for Africa and creating thousands of jobs for Africans whilst adding significant value to our investment portfolio”.
And then… The biggest property deal in Southern Africa as a Director of Thirty3Degrees…
Thirty3degrees is a dynamic young company focused on assisting listed and privately held corporates, institutions and entrepreneurs with complex business and financial processes – including financial, commercial and legal advisory and transaction execution services. We build lasting relationships with our clients, giving them practical assistance wherever possible, whilst offering them sound financial and business advice. The objective of providing our clients with a one-stop advisory and execution service differentiates thirty3degrees from traditional advisory firms.
Our client offering includes comprehensive Financial and Business Advisory and Capital Raising Services.
Financial and Business Advisory Services
1. Mergers and acquisitions;
2. Asset Management;
3. Due-diligence and Valuation;
4. Corporate Restructuring
5. Black Economic Empowerment – BEE
Capital Raising Services
1. Origination of both debt and equity;
Represented majority shareholders in the V&A Waterfront in respect of the sale of their interest in the V&A Waterfront. Transaction Value: R9.717bn thirty3degrees Financial Services (Proprietary) Limited
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