Welcome to Qotho
Qotho Finance operates in Southern Africa, with a current emphasis on Zimbabwe, from its offices located in Harare, Zimbabwe and Nicosia, Cyprus. The firm works in the public and private sectors using its knowledge of Southern Africa and its experience of raising debt and equity capital. These qualities and skill sets assist to create a Southern African corporate finance adviser and arranger.
Our members have long experience of corporate finance and M&A and have closed transactions in various jurisdictions globally and in a wide variety of industries including, but not limited to, financial services, retail, telecoms, real estate, agribusiness, manufacturing, IT, technology and microfinance.
Qotho Finance was established in Cyprus in 2009. The firm initially focused solely on lending to small businesses in Zimbabwe. Over time, the business has grown to include corporate finance advisory and M&A services to medium and large Zimbabwean companies.
Lyndon Miles - Founder and Managing Director
Over 16 years corporate lending and real estate finance experience with involvement in transactions in South Africa, the UK and Europe ranging from US$15 million to over US$1 billion. Industry expertise includes financial services, retail, telecoms, real estate, manufacturing and microfinance. Previous work experience includes investment banking with ABSA Bank, Investec Bank and a London listed fund; and private equity and corporate finance transaction support with PricewaterhouseCoopers, London and Arthur Andersen, Johannesburg, South Africa. Lyndon holds an LLB and post-graduate tax diploma from the University of South Africa and a MBA (Finance) from Manchester Business School.
Ross Wallbridge - Country Director
Over 15 years IT, lease finance, structured business loans, business management and M&A experience. Industry experience includes IT, technology, agribusiness, finance, micro finance, commodities trading and mergers and acquisitions. Ross holds a MBA (Marketing) from the University of Natal.
Havva Huseyin - Finance Director and Company Secretary
Experienced in financial management, private equity, finance and taxation. Monthly and annual financial reporting for Qotho as well as taxation reporting.