Our History

The Magus Group of companies was established in 2000 by Tanno Brosens and Paul Duval. The group’s activities cover specialised finance, venture capital and structured property transactions. Launched initially as a Joint Venture with Allan Gray Limited, the group is now independent and privately owned by the founding and existing partners.

In 2003 Magus Specialised Funds concluded a landmark transaction when it acquired the International Bank of Southern Africa from BNP Paribas and Dresdner Bank.

The group's key activities include:

  • Magus Specialised Funds: structured finance and fund-raising activities
  • Magus Ventures: providing venture capital funding as a principal in early-stage growth companies
  • Magus Property: structured property transactions