Clifftop Colony


who we are

Clifftop Colony is a corporate finance firm with experienced partners in Cape Town (HQ), London, New York and Zurich.

We also work closely with associated firms in Hong Kong, Milano, Munich, Paris and Tokyo, carefully selected over the years to be our trusted partners.

Our experience, comprehensive analysis, local knowledge and global perspective allows us to achieve outcomes our clients could not achieve on their own.

What We Do

With decades of experience we provide impartial, expert advice to large and mid-sized corporations, private equity firms, families and business owners on corporate and investment strategy, M&A and financing solutions. We guide clients through the complex strategic and financial challenges they face during each stage of their business life cycle.


  • Develop and formulate effective buy-side M&A strategies​
  • Identify, screen and initiate discussions with potential acquisition targets​
  • Assist with the acquisitions of public and private companies globally​
  • Valuation analysis
  • Structure and negotiate transactions
  • Impartial and objective advice on the merits of an acquisition

Sell-Side M&A

  • Develop and formulate optimal sell-side M&A strategies​​
  • Valuation analysis and optimisation strategies​
  • Attract international investors to the sell-side process
  • Global state-of-the-art sell-side process execution
  • Structure and negotiate transactions
  • Impartial and objective advice on bids received

Business Development

  • Emerging Markets strategy
  • Organic and inorganic growth plans
  • Portfolio and asset optimisation, incl. financial distress
  • Attracting investors globally
  • All aspects of capital allocation, raising and structuring
  • Arrange venture capital and acquisition financing


  • Political and economic advice
  • Geographical prioritisation
  • Managing “institutional voids”
  • Governance, human resources and corporate integration
  • Established network across the continent
  • Positioning “the Africa Story” towards shareholders and capital markets


  • Optimising the interests of business owners and shareholders
  • Building businesses in Emerging Markets
  • Optimizing clients’ strategies towards sub-Saharan Africa
  • Building local emerging markets businesses into global champions
  • Value maximisation for investors and management
  • Digitalisation

Our Values

  • Our core purpose is to serve our clients
  • Our advisory services are independent and comprehensive
  • We invest in long-term relationships to achieve superior results
  • We strive to do what is right at all times in all circumstances
  • We promote diversity to allow for many perspectives for optimal results
  • We have a strong culture of collaboration and meritocracy