Transaction Advisor

Johann de Lange

B Acc, B Compt Hons, H Dip Acc, M Comm, CA(SA)
Founder, Intellifin & Pollination Capital

Johann has been involved in corporate finance since 1998, with experience in listings, mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs, leverage buy-outs, private equity, capital raising and much more. He founded Intellifin in 2003 and started consulting to various medium to large companies on corporate finance matters such as valuations, due diligence, transaction structuring and M&A transaction facilitation.

As the company evolved, Intellifin found its focus falling more and more on facilitating and bringing value to M&A transactions for its clients – mostly corporate acquirers but also business sellers. These services are now the particular focus of Pollination Capital.

Johann is also a seasoned speaker and shares his research findings and practical experience on a regular basis. He has presented at more than 50 corporate finance-related seminars since 2008 – in South Africa’s major business centres and abroad, in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Adding to his Chartered Accountant qualification, Johann completed a Master’s Degree in Financial Management in 2006. He has lectured accounting and finance university students and is a contributing author of Financial Management - From theory to practice, a new university textbook for Accounting Honours students.

Johann resides in Johannesburg and in his spare time makes the most of the favourable South African climate, frequently enjoying outdoor activities such as golf, swimming and scuba diving. He is also a keen skier, an activity he enjoys with his wife and daughter.

Support Team

As a transaction advisor, Johann de Lange has built a strong support team, assisting with research, transaction structuring and process administration. The support of this team enables the transaction advisor to focus on transaction strategy, synergy maximisation, negotiations, facilitation and closing the deal.


Financial analysis and tax planning

Cobie de Lange

B Comm, B Comm(Hons), M Comm(SA & International Tax)(cum laude), CA (SA)

Co-Founder, Intellifin Corporate Tax Consulting

Cobie is a chartered accountant and registered tax practitioner with more than 16 years’ experience in tax. She assists Pollination Capital with tax planning on transaction structures, also providing valuation and financial analysis support.

Cobie was the co-founder of the tax arm of Intellifin Corporate Finance and has been involved with Intellifin Corporate Tax Consulting since 2008. Previously Cobie gained extensive experience in corporate tax whilst holding senior positions at SARS, including her roles as tax audit manager and technical advisor to the SARS Corporate Tax Centre where she gained vast experience in structured finance and intellectual property tax structures.

Cobie also headed up the Tax Technical Division at the SARS Large Business Centre (LBC) which functioned as an in-house tax advisory/consulting service to LBC tax auditors. Her duties included serving on several SARS tax committees, namely, the Objections and Penalty Committee, Tax Appeals Committee and Legislation Committee.

Since joining Intellifin Cobie assisted clients with large and complex tax cases.