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Rise is a Mergers and Acquisitions firm.


We back entrepreneurs to accelerate their businesses and scale globally through:

Advising, structuring, implementing and executing global Mergers and Acquisitions. Our M&A services include dealmaking, legal, financial, commercial and strategic backing. We assist our clients on both buy-side and sell-side transactions, and have no particular industry restrictions.

Internationalising businesses, IP and assets to global jurisdictions. This includes setting up tax-efficient structures, incorporating global entities, transferring IP and providing actual boots on the ground implementation.

Assisting companies and VC Funds to raise funding from our network of global investors, who consist of venture capital firms, private equity firms, family offices, development agencies and high-net-worth individuals. 

Noteworthy deals

"Great to work and deal with such a professional, energetic and clinical team. Working under extremely difficult conditions (relocation to The Netherlands) to get to the end goal was never easy nor smooth. Will recommend AJ, Ben and Rise team to any company or individual business for advice, guidance and direction to work out a plan or a strategy to achieve the best result for parties involved. Well done guys, much appreciated and see you in the next round."
July 2023

Jasper Coetzee

Outgoing MD and shareholder of Big Box Containers.

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“Rise has been an invaluable partner in our journey at Adagin Technologies. Their commitment and dedication to our success went beyond mere contractual agreement. They assisted us in multiple critical areas, from cleaning up our cap table to successfully raising capital and internationalising our intellectual property and business to The Netherlands. Their expertise and support made a significant difference in our ability to secure investment. We highly recommend Rise Others to any entrepreneur that wants to raise funds or structure their company internationally. AJ and Ben went above and beyond to ensure our success, and we couldn't be more grateful for their partnership"

September 2023

FG Adriaanse

CEO and shareholder: Adagin Technologies

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Rise Sherpas

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AJ Coetzee

AJ is an international M&A lawyer, and creative deal maker in private capital markets with over 25 years of experience as a lawyer, investor and business executive.  Focus: dealmaking, legal and commercial expansion. 

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Morne Bosch

Morne is a Charted Accountant with over 20 years of experience. His core strengths lie in streamlining growth, systems development and corporate governance. Focus: financial management, systems and business development.

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Ben Dryden

Ben is a private capital markets dealmaker with a background in Finance, Law and entrepreneurship. Focus: capital raising, business development, deal flow management, analysis, investor relations. 

Financial Modelling for start-ups
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Patrick Black

Patrick is an executive entrepreneur and financial services banker. Ex-COO & CFO of a division of an international bank. Focus: financial modelling and strategy. 

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Human performance for start-ups
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Maritha van

Maritha is an Organisational Psychologist with a background in human performance. Focus: coaching and developing high performance teams, creative innovation and team dynamics. 

Economic research
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Professor Johan Fourie

Johan is professor at Stellenbosch University, as well as an established Author. Focus: economic trends analysis, research methodology and market landscape. 

Business communications and content
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Renier is a theatre-maker, business innovator and communication specialist.

Focus: clarifying the offering, crafting corporate narratives and video content creation.

Investment Memorandum
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Lise-Marie Keyser (LM)

LM is a multi-channel content producer and corporate copywriter with over 20 years experience.

Focus: analytical thinking, drafting investment memorandums.

Funder network

Access global funding
Global expansion

Articles & news

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Hilversum, The Netherlands and Cape Town, South Africa

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