About Sangoma

Our service offering to you


Sangoma Consulting is a boutique advisory and investment business working specifically with services and technology companies.

We assist businesses throughout their growth cycles; improving business performance and addressing capital constraints.

In sub-Saharan African tradition, a sangoma is healer or spiritual advisor – we channel that same blend of tradition, problem solving and advice – but with a disciplined business focus and commercial approach.

Sangoma Consulting has almost three decades of experience in founding, growing and selling businesses as well as offering consulting in areas such as strategy / business model development and execution, product development and commercialisation, governance and risk, investment options (including mergers and acquisition), exit planning and business performance.

We can bring these services to you as a consulting or advisory service, as an early stage investor or series level investor, as a non-executive director or as a short term executive officer. In many instances these services can be offered in combination or parallel.

Services

We're engaged with technology, innovation and services businesses of all sizes.


Startups and talented entrepreneurs.


Private businesses considering innovation strategies, growth options, capital raising and / or exit planning.


Small cap listed entities considering innovation and growth strategies.


Larger listed or unlisted companies looking at acquisitions and / or divestment options.

Sangoma Consulting offers a wide range of services in four key areas.


Corporate and business strategy

Marketing strategy

Balanced Scorecard

Business Model Generation

Lean Startup and corporate innovation

Exit planning

Contract negotiation

Risk and governance

Strategy, strategic alignment and architecture

Sourcing and development strategy

M & A services provided in association with Eaton Square


Buy and sell side services provided

Industry landscape analysis

Buyer identification (Seller)

Information Memorandum preparation and investor introductions (Seller)

M&A introduction facilitation (Seller)

Acquisition target identification (Buyer)

Introduction to potential sellers (Buyer)

Deal structuring and negotiation

Transaction team leadership and management

Deal finalisation

Capital services provided in association with Eaton Square


Start-up funding (angel and series capital)

Growth and M&A capital raising

Access to private equity and strategic investors

Initial public offerings

Primary and secondary market fundraising

Reverse listings

Branden Dekenah

Our director at Sangoma


Branden Dekenah

Branden is an entrepreneur and consultant working in technology & innovation, entrepreneurship, business strategy and M&A. Most recently, Branden was co-founder and Managing Director at Conducive, which was sold to Empired Limited (ASX:EPD) in 2012.

Before co-founding Conducive, Branden consulted internationally on intelligent transport, smart card systems, management & business, technology strategy and system development. With over 27 years’ experience, Branden has had the opportunity to work in a number of diverse industries including IT, industrial automation, financial services, telecommunications and automated fare collection, and consulted to many others.

Branden has experience in developing and selling businesses, and has held leadership positions in multinational finance and technology companies, as well as consulting internationally in Africa, South East Asia, USA and South America.

Branden holds an Honours Degree in Commerce, Diplomas in Engineering and Computer Science, and an MBA from Curtin University, Perth. Branden is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

Partnerships and Associations


Eaton Square — Principal

Australian Institute of Company Directors — Graduate Member and Expert Panellist: Directing Growth Program

Meridian Foundation — Non-Executive Director

Just Start IT — Program Mentor

WA Angel Investors — Active Member