A Capital Idea is a Johannesburg-based strategy consultancy that helps organisations to attract investors or funders, the media and favourable public profile.
MAKE INVESTORS SIT UP AND LISTEN
A Capital Idea is a Johannesburg-based strategy consultancy assisting clients aiming to attract investment capital and develop strong stakeholder relationships.
To achieve their goals, organisations need capital – whether they are listed corporates, unlisted businesses or non-profit organisations.
We can help. A Capital Idea brings insight, experience and fresh perspectives to investor and donor relations on the African continent.
The challenges we solve for clients often fall into three areas:
We help companies to grow investor and media understanding of the investment case, in order to drive value.
We assist non-profit organisations to attract and form relations with funders, improving sustainability and impact.
We help social development funds and programmes to improve and publicise their impact by assisting beneficiary organisations to drive performance, monitoring and reporting on targets.
The consultancy is complemented by associations with a range of organisations in governance, digital communications, corporate finance and legal services.
Independent investor relations and communication strategists
Skilled at providing innovative strategies to improve investor engagement
Knowledgeable about the African capital markets environment
Selected by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange to provide investor relations training
Experienced at attracting global investors to Africa’s financial markets
Former investment journalists who understand what makes news and how to build positive public profile
Insightful into the challenges facing smaller businesses
Founder and director Michelle Joubert brings to A Capital Idea a solid understanding of the region’s financial markets, gained as head of Investor Relations at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. There, she ran the JSE’s own IR programme as well as offering services to JSE-listed companies.
Michelle spent a decade as a business journalist, giving her a strong sense of what makes news, its public impact and how to work with the media. She has funded and advised businesses in a venture capital environment, bringing to consulting assignments a solid understanding of the challenges facing smaller businesses.
Michelle has been selected by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange to train companies on effective investor relations. She also presents regularly on enhancing media and broader stakeholder relations.
A member of the IR Society of South Africa and the National IR Institute, Michelle holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town and a Journalism Honours degree from the University of Stellenbosch.