Oliver Lutz is an accomplished corporate finance and investment executive with 25 years of African frontier markets experience. He has significant experience in evaluating, structuring and negotiating corporate transactions (specifically mergers, acquisitions, disposals and capital raising) across a broad range of sectors.
Oliver is currently Head of Corporate Finance and Advisory for the Masawara PLC Group (a leading and diversified investment firm with interests in Southern Africa spanning the financial services, hospitality, healthcare, ICT and property sectors) which he joined in 2010. In February 2017 Oliver was seconded to Zimnat Asset Management Company (Private) Limited as Managing Director, a position which he held until June 2020 before returning to the Masawara Head Office.
Oliver’s early career included three years as an investment analyst at an asset management company, followed by five years at a stockbroking firm where he rose to the position of “Executive Director: Investment Research & Corporate Finance”. In 2004 Oliver joined a boutique Corporate Finance and M&A Advisory business as an Executive Director and shareholder, before moving to Masawara in 2010 to drive the Group’s investment activities.