About Our Company

We are a consulting firm and part of the Adansonia group of companies with offices in Mauritius and Singapore. Adansonia’s operations include a licenced offshore management company and a permanent capital investment vehicle.

We provide consulting and project management services relating to:

• Debt and Equity Capital
• Mergers, Acquisitions and Disposals
• Corporate Structuring and Restructuring
• Valuations – Company, Property, Intangibles and Derivatives
• Due Diligence Investigations
• Financial Forecasting and Modelling
• Private Equity and Venture Capital
• Government Funding and Investment Incentives
• Employee Share Incentive Programmes
• Securitisation

Team

Terence Kretzmann

Managing Director 

B.Com, B.Com (Hons), M.Com (Financial Management)

Terence has over 17 years’ experience in corporate finance and has previously served as the CFO of a JSE listed investment company and as Head of Corporate Finance for a LSE premium listed company. He has worked on several successful capital raisings, restructurings, listings, de-listings, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions in various industries, mainly across Africa, for both listed and unlisted companies.

Terence holds a Masters in Financial Management from the University of Cape Town, with specialisation in advanced corporate finance, valuations, strategic cost management, portfolio and risk management, capital markets and finance.

Terence relocated to Mauritius in 2019 from South Africa, and in 2021 established Kilima Corporate Finance in partnership with Adansonia Holdings.

Nina Kretzmann

Executive Director 

B.A. (Law), LLB

Nina is an admitted attorney and a member of the Law Society of South Africa and holds a B.A.(Law) LLB degree from the University of Stellenbosch. She has over 18 years’ experience in corporate law with more than 5 years thereof in corporate finance related roles. She worked as a corporate financier for PSG Capital, the corporate finance division of the JSE listed PSG Group, from 2016 to 2019 and during this time assisted various listed and private companies with corporate finance, legal and related advisory services.

Prior to joining PSG Capital, she was the Group Legal Advisor for the Trans Hex Group from 2011 to 2016, which was listed on the JSE at the time. From 2006 to 2011, she worked at Chevron South Africa (Caltex) as a legal advisor.

Nina relocated to Mauritius from South Africa in August 2019, and in 2020 established Yeats Law, a legal consulting firm rendering a full spectrum of legal services. This included serving on the board of Lighthouse Capital Limited, a JSE and SEM listed company, as Chief Operating Officer from February 2021 to October 2021, until the company commenced its re-domiciliation to Malta. 

Rudolf Pretorius

Non-Executive Director 

CA (SA)

After qualifying as a chartered accountant in South Africa in the mid 1980’s, Rudolf joined Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) in 1988 in the Corporate Finance division, which included the bank’s private equity activities. In 1992, he was seconded to RMB Asset Management to assist with the take-over of the recently acquired asset management business of Momentum Life. RMB acquired a joint controlling interest in Aegis Insurance in 1993, where he was seconded to as Deputy Managing Director in 1994. It soon became clear that a great opportunity existed in South Africa to enter the direct (telephone based) motor insurance industry. Rudolf recruited the three founders of Outsurance in 1996, and served as a non-executive director on Outsurance’s board until 2021.

Rudolf formed Treacle Private Equity with two partners in 2000 after raising its first fund of R226 million, followed by a second fund in 2005 of R463 million. Both funds gave returns in the upper quartile of PE funds for their vintage in South Africa. Rudolf served on the boards of various portfolio companies including Sourcecode Technology Holdings (a software developer trading as k2.com) which became a successful global software company now based in Seattle USA.

Rudolf relocated to Mauritius in 2010. He is a shareholder and board member of Adansonia Holdings Limited and Adansonia PE Opportunities Limited, the first being a service provider to international private equity funds and corporates doing business in sub-Sahara Africa administered via Mauritius, and the latter a permanent capital entity that co-invests in African private equity opportunities. He presently serves on inter alia the boards of:

  • Denham Capital’s African mining fund (Tremont) in Mauritius;
  • Alphamin Resources Corporation, a Toronto Stock Exchange and JSE listed company;
  • Bank Zero Limited in South Africa; and
  • Adansonia Holdings in Singapore and Adansonia PE Opportunities in Mauritius.