Our Focus

Driving Transaction across the country

The National Business Advisor Alliance (NBA) seeks to become the most recognised and trusted M&A transaction advisory network in South Africa. We not only enable smooth business transactions but also advise entrepreneurs on issues ranging from tax information to legal matters.

Discover why NBA has all criteria be top of its field

Originating in the European Union as a consultant firm for cross-border transactions within the European Union, NBA's parent company CBA realised that many of its clients could and wanted to benefit from possibilities of selling their businesses outside Europe.

To make this a possibility, CBA began recruiting experienced business dealers from around the world. Today, these recruits are now part of our international network of 235 advisors on five continents.

Over all, this became a win-win situation: CBA gained a global team of M&A experts, while the the professionals gained access and connections to similar specialists around the world.


In time, many international companies and professionals witnessed the business opportunities that CBA presented, and they joined CBA as Associates. In response, CBA has organically built the largest network of international M&A associates from which NBA and its clients benefit.


  • Business buyers and sellers
  • Technology transfer experts
  • Experienced entrepreneurs
  • Strategic investors
  • International firms
  • International business consultants
  • Legal experts

As part of the CBA strategy to expand globally and strengthening our international ambitions, we founded National Business Advisors (NBA) to service the Southern African market.

The CBA/NBA system brings innovation to the industry. We noticed that consulting fees can prohibit start-ups and mid-market companies from having access to business and specialist know-how that is needed to unlock value during selling or buying businesses nationally or across borders. NBA therefore did away with fees for initial consulting and this extremely valuable service is free. We are not business brokers, nor are we just M&A intermediaries, we help you get value. We therefore only charge a once-off fee, at cost, for specialised transaction-related advisory services. Such services for mandated business opportunities include business evaluations, market research, or special M&A services during transactions.

We are success-oriented for your benefit and for ours - you only pay us a success fee when your business transaction is successfully closed.

For technology transfer mandates we charge a basic mandate fee, together with a success fee on results achieved.

How can you benefit from NBA?

If you are interested in buying or selling a business, finding partners for special business transactions, or joining our alliance; you could stand to gain in the following ways:

Buying or Selling a Business

Gain access to free consulting and legal advice. You’ll be assisted only by consultants and lawyers specialising in mid-market transactions.

Even large-size businesses do not have the internal legal experts they need for successfully completing a national or an international transaction.

Legal support and tax advice are absolutely necessary in carrying out a national business transaction, even more so with an international one.

Finding Partners

Obtain special business opportunities through leveraging our network of national and global global Advisers.

Businesses with eyes for expansion come to us in search of partnerships.

Our goal is to find someone like you to assist these businesses with their aim of expanding nationally. Whether it be a joint venture, start-up, technology transfer project or any other form of growth (e.g., corporate real estate), you're likely to find the partnership you need in our database.

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