Lance has been a tax adviser since qualifying as a CA(SA) in 2009. Before joining CDH he led the M&A tax teams at Deloitte and then KPMG in the Western Cape region.

Lance is a M&A tax specialist who provides tax support and advice across the full spectrum of the M&A lifecycle, including but not limited to pre-deal preparation, financial model reviews, due diligence, and post-closing execution and implementation. 

Lance has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate and international tax with deep knowledge of domestic and cross border structuring, acquisition funding structuring, empowerment deals, and share schemes. 

Lance regularly advises many JSE, foreign, and dual listed multinational corporations on domestic and international corporate tax matters. 

Given his role as a M&A tax specialist, Lance also a wide range of industry specific knowledge particularly in relation to fishing and aqua-culture, healthcare, renewable energy, consumer business, real estate, private equity, investment management, fintech, and tech startups. 

Lance regularly submits comments/proposals to the South African Revenue Service and National Treasury concerning changes to the tax legislation, particularly in relation to M&A and corporate structuring. He also regularly appears and is published on or in various media platforms as a subject matter expert. 

Lance is recognised as a trusted business adviser by all of his clients.

Education

  • Bachelor of Business Science (Finance Honours), University of Cape Town
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting, University of Cape Town
  • Master of Commerce (Taxation), University of Cape Town

Memberships

  • Registered chartered accountant (CA (SA)) with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Registered tax practitioner with the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners