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Unlock the opportunities of your story in Funding.Sustainability.

Our teams have the experience and expertise to assist to understand, access and allocate capital through its funding solutions as well as partnering you on your sustainability journey. Our teams can work independently or in an interconnected way to unlock opportunities.

Debbie Millar

Managing Director

Debbie brings significant value to her clients with over 25 years of experience and expertise as executive responsible for treasury, funding and investor relations at large and medium size corporates such as MTN, Vodacom, EOH and Edcon. She has navigated companies during their most exciting growth periods as well as challenging times of change ensuring cashflow and balance sheet efficiency. Her credibility and experience ensures the best negotiated funding and treasury outcome for the companies she services.

Debbie is a CA(SA) and is passionate about sport and the environment as well as the role investor relations plays in the capital markets. She currently competes in mountain bike races, is on the board of WESSA and is chairman of the IRSSA. She has two adult children and three pampered dogs.

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Mahesh Patel

Director

Mahesh is a CA (SA) and a qualified financial modeller that has a lot of fun under the excel sheets. He is driven and passionate about the roles corporates have to serve their wider stakeholder group as well as the role of conscious capital in the market. He is an avid runner and poor golfer but is passionate about both, competing in races on the former. Mahesh’s extensive experience with distressed assets and corporate finance makes him the ideal person to help unlock value in a business and knowing exactly what mistakes to avoid.

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Kapembwa Mulenga-Mwambazi

Senior Advisor New Business Development

Kapembwa is a business development professional passionate about leveraging relationships within the investments and funding space that align company goals with opportunities to unlock best value.

She holds a BCom degree and comes with significant Zambian capital market working experience and has helped develop and promote the enhancement of the capital markets in her home country.  She currently lives in South Africa but remains connected to her roots, and further seeks to expand her reach to the rest of Africa.

Kapembwa is keenly interested in sustainability challenges and seeks to encourage and promote a holistic approach to tackle these issues. She also believes in the power of financial literacy and education and volunteers as a remedial teacher at a not-for-profit school in Johannesburg.

Kapembwa is excited to be joining a dynamic team of experienced professionals with a demonstrated track record of delivery in funding and ESG solutions in the capital markets.

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Lynda Feldhaus

Office Manager

Lynda is the Office Manager at 8Hundred. She worked at Deloitte for 41 years, where she was given many opportunities to grow. Started as a Junior Secretary, then to Audit Administrator, HR Administrator, Finance Administrator in the Forensic division and then finally to the Marketing department as Finance, CRM & Office Manager.

Lynda’s responsibilities are general office administration, finance overview, personal assistant to Debbie. Lynda is a little bossy, but loves being organised and organising others’ lives.

Lynda is passionate about wildlife and nature.  She went on a trip to the Serengeti in 2015 and it changed her life.  On her return she did a Nature and Environmental course and is now a qualified field guide.  She loves spending time in her garden and socialising with her friends.

Mahesh Patel

Director

Mahesh is a CA (SA) and a qualified financial modeller that has a lot of fun under the excel sheets. He is driven and passionate about the roles corporates have to serve their wider stakeholder group as well as the role of conscious capital in the market. He is an avid runner and poor golfer but is passionate about both, competing in races on the former. Mahesh’s extensive experience with distressed assets and corporate finance makes him the ideal person to help unlock value in a business and knowing exactly what mistakes to avoid.

Connect with Mahesh

Kapembwa Mulenga-Mwambazi

Senior Advisor New Business Development

Kapembwa is a business development professional passionate about leveraging relationships within the investments and funding space that align company goals with opportunities to unlock best value.

She holds a BCom degree and comes with significant Zambian capital market working experience and has helped develop and promote the enhancement of the capital markets in her home country.  She currently lives in South Africa but remains connected to her roots, and further seeks to expand her reach to the rest of Africa.

Kapembwa is keenly interested in sustainability challenges and seeks to encourage and promote a holistic approach to tackle these issues. She also believes in the power of financial literacy and education and volunteers as a remedial teacher at a not-for-profit school in Johannesburg.

Kapembwa is excited to be joining a dynamic team of experienced professionals with a demonstrated track record of delivery in funding and ESG solutions in the capital markets.

Connect with Kapembwa

Lynda Feldhaus

Office Manager

Lynda is the Office Manager at 8Hundred. She worked at Deloitte for 41 years, where she was given many opportunities to grow. Started as a Junior Secretary, then to Audit Administrator, HR Administrator, Finance Administrator in the Forensic division and then finally to the Marketing department as Finance, CRM & Office Manager.

Lynda’s responsibilities are general office administration, finance overview, personal assistant to Debbie. Lynda is a little bossy, but loves being organised and organising others’ lives.

Lynda is passionate about wildlife and nature.  She went on a trip to the Serengeti in 2015 and it changed her life.  On her return she did a Nature and Environmental course and is now a qualified field guide.  She loves spending time in her garden and socialising with her friends.

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