Ivora Capital was founded in 2006 initially as Ivora Properties by Christo Duminy and Harry Wilson.
Our firm prides itself not only in the professionalism and creativity of the team but also in being an approachable and solution orientated company.
Christo Duminy – B.Sc (QS)
With a background of institutional experience from one of South Africa’s largest financial companies in Sanlam, as well as private property development and investment experience, Christo has vast experience in the African propertyt. He has been involved in all facets of the property asset management function, including: Buy/Sell decisions (identifying and implementing potential transactions); Property development (residential, commercial, re-tenanting and expansion etc.); Unitisation projects; and Property asset management.
Harry Wilson - CA (SA)
During his tenure at investment banks such as Real Africa Duralink and Gensec Bank, Harry gained experience in various business units including treasury operations (equity derivatives, money market, foreign exchange, interest derivatives), private equity, corporate finance and structured finance. He has designed financial models for debt securitisation and listings, which have been a key component in several private and public property initiatives. Harry has extensive debt raising experience of asset based finance for several transactions ranging from listed property funds to financing structures for Black Economic Empowerment participation.
Ivora is committed on serving the interests of our clients, business partners and affected communities. We are constantly aware that our success is a function of stakeholder satisfaction and we strive to avoid, or, where necessary, manage potential conflict of interest situations in a transparent and professional manner. Having already been party to successful unitisation projects in excess of ZAR3 billion, Ivora is currently the asset and project manager several South African based mixed-use developments (asset base approximately US$150m – projected revenue US$430m.) Ivora’s competitive edge lies in its unique combination of investment banking and property skills (ranging from structured debt and corporate finance, legal advisory to property investment, development and asset management skills). Ivora adopts an “on the ground” approach to asset management - having a complete knowledge of all aspects of its projects and doing more than just “board room management”. Ivora enhances its in-house skills through strong associations and contracts with existing project-specific specialists and advisory professionals.