Who We Are
Our team brings together a diverse set of skills together with decades of private equity investment experience and the much needed entrepreneurial exposure. We are personally invested in the fund alongside our investors. Pictures have dated as the lockdown caused hair loss (in Bernard’s case) or hair growth (in Nick’s).
Nick spent a decade at RMB Ventures, a successful South African private equity house, partnering with owner-managers to produce excellent returns. Prior to RMB, Nick worked at Stern Stewart & Co. in New York City for four years, ultimately heading up its corporate finance practice, and for the Swiss Re group for six years. He is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
After graduating from the University of Cape Town, Bernard immediately started his first business importing and wholesaling refurbished IT equipment. He then completed an MBA from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and shortly thereafter accepted a role in the Corporate Finance division of Mazars where he spent five years. In 2011, Bernard started Oakmont Capital, an advisory firm focusing on originating deals for private equity funds.
Bernard is your typical Cape Tonian, who finds solutions to the world’s problems on the mountain, on the sea or in discussion with his two young daughters.