Why It Started

We have been deliberate in building a business that does one thing, and one thing only.  Deal Leaders Africa works with the owners of privately owned business to maximise their exit strategies.

We are not a business broker. We are not a traditional investment bank or corporate finance advisor. We don’t offer a broad range of services representing buyers and sellers alike. We believe that you cannot truly focus on the interests of the business owner if you simultaneously represent the interests of buyers.

We understand what it takes to make the decision to exit your business or to look for a new investment partner. It is one of the biggest decisions you will make. That is why it makes sense to work with the specialist in this field. A partner that has been operating in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa for a number of years. A partner with a local and global network. A partner that has a proven track record.

Your partner should be Deal Leaders Africa.

Michelle Crellin

Operations and Transaction Co-Ordinator

michelle crellin full

As Operations and Transaction Co-Ordinator at DLA, I play a key role within the business as I contribute to the effective management of each transaction through the monitoring of each project timeline, management of the CRM system and providing support to the transaction team where necessary.

I entered the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) industry in 2014 and experienced rapid growth in my career working on numerous M&A projects as a project manager which involved proactively managing relationships with clients, co-ordinating internal resources and liaising with prospective acquirers in search of acquisition opportunities. Through exposure to industry pioneers and working with highly skilled individuals, I have built up an exceptional databank of knowledge and key learnings to draw from.