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A Johannesburg based structuring and advisory firm

We specialise in the design and implementation of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (“B-BBEE”) solutions for its clients.

We have successfully implemented in excess of 100 transactions. Our commercial approach, coupled with our expertise and in-depth understanding of B-BBEE enables us to deliver unparalleled insights in structuring and implementing Ownership and Enterprise Supplier Development (“ESD”) transactions.

B-BBEE Expertise

Implementing a B-BBEE Ownership solution correctly can be one of the most valuable tools in growing your market share and increasing the spend of existing clients.

Level the Playing field

Our Ownership solutions level the playing field for our clients. Their ability to deliver more preferential procurement points than others provides our clients with a significant competitive edge.

Cost savings

With the potential cost savings our products deliver, it has resulted in Quiver Tree being the partner of choice for a growing number of multi-national, family owned and privately held businesses.

Commercial Advantage

We translate a competitive advantage via empowerment directly into a commercial advantage. We help our clients deliver real results with the focus being on both the bottom line as well as people development.

Quiver Tree Capital Founding Director Lawrence Roff.
Quiver Tree Capital Director Israel Noko.


Lawrence Roff, MA, MBA


Lawrence Roff is the founder of QTC. He has a deep understanding of B-BBEE developed over a decade at a top 4 bank, an international law firm and Quiver Tree Capital. He has designed and implemented empowerment plans for both local and multinational companies. He has created structures for ownership and procurement that have collectively, been implemented by in excess of 120 companies.

Lawrence has run his own businesses in South Africa and the Netherlands. He has an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management and a Master’s degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. He also attained an MDP in B-BBEE from Unisa.

  • Identifying novel alignments in a market distorted by regulation
  • Implementing products that deliver unexpected value
  • Creating advantage in adversity


Mark Gemmill, BA, MBA


Mark Gemmill is an experienced international investment banker. He has been involved in more than a dozen separate capital raisings and has raised more than Euro 2bl in funds for his clients. He has run book builds and issued bonds in the UK, Germany and South Africa. Mark has also successfully originated and executed a number of cross border mergers and acquisitions.

Mark has project managed large projects. He was responsible for many of the processes required to create a one-stop-shop for the 5,000 home Lilayi Housing Estate outside Lusaka. Mark’s work integrated the sales, funding and development streams for the project.

Mark has an MBA from UCT, lectured at the Wharton School in Pennsylvania, studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and at Skidmore College in New York state, USA.

  • Investment Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Sales


Israel Noko, LLB, PG Cert Goverance Law


Israel Noko is the CEO of NPI Governance Consulting with a staff compliment of about 20. He also runs an investment company called Noko Pioneer Investments (NPI). He is a prominent figure in empowerment, frequently being invited to speak on panels and advise on the drafting of sectoral charters.

Israel was seconded to the IDC for an extended term and has a close relationship with the directorate of that organisation. He has an intimate knowledge of the availability of grants and the most efficient application procedures.

  • Identifying expansion opportunities
  • Strategic Planning
  • Developing operational execution systems


Some valuable words from clients past and present we have helped with B-BBEE Ownership:

Latest blog posts

B-BBEE Blog 15

The Question Is Not Whether This Will End, But What Happens When It Does?

Some of the economic effects of Lockdown are known.  South African debt has been downgraded. The world faces a double-digit contraction in GDP.  Marginal mines, restaurants and airlines are unlikely
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B-BBEE Blog 14

ICASA – Equity Ownership

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (“ICASA”) has recently published draft legislation on how it intends to prescribe equity ownership of Historically Disadvantaged Groups (“HDG”), and more specifically Black
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BEE Blog 13

Skills Development

1. Element 3 – Skills Development   Total Weighting Points: 20 Total Bonus Points: 5 Total Possible Points: 25 Core Pillar: Yes Sub-Minimum Points: 8 (excluding Bonus Points)   1.1.
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BEE Blog 12

Management Control

  1. Generic Scorecard Element 2 – Management and Control   Total Weighting Points: 19 Total Possible Points: 19 Core Pillar: No Sub-Minimum Points: Not Applicable   1.1. The Detailed
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BEE Blog 11

Selecting The Correct Empowerment Partner Positively Impacts Your Ownership Score

Structure of Ownership has a significant bearing on Ownership Points 1. In terms of the Revised Codes, companies are incentivised to include specific categories of black people by enhancing the
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BEE Blog 10

How is Net Value calculated, and what are the formulae utilised?

1. The Revised Codes stipulate that: 1.1. Net Value must be valued as the lesser of two formulae. 1.2. Formula A is a step function with a target of transferring
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