He has extensively advised clients on strategic actions and mergers and acquisitions, both cross-border and domestically within South Africa. His experience ranges across sectors, including Mining, Industrials, Financial Services, Telecommunication, Consumer and Construction.
Stephan has worked for major international investment banks such as Merrill Lynch (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch), Deutsche Bank, SG Hambros and Rothschild. At Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch he headed the Mergers & Acquisitions businesses in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, respectively.
He now does consulting work as a private practitioner.
He is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and holds a Master’s degree in Commerce from the University of Pretoria.