Mark joined the team in 2018 and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Mark’s primary focus is on deal origination, negotiation and execution. He has significant experience in structured finance, tax, exchange control, BEE structuring and derivatives. Mark is one of South Africa’s pre-eminent capital markets and structured finance experts.



  • Mark co-founded MARviK Holdings in 2010, a resource-focused investment group with deep African expertise focused on providing a gateway between the global capital markets and Africa’s immense resource wealth. MARviK Holdings acquired interests in assets in the gold, energy and base metals sectors. Bunengi Holdings acquired 100% of MARviK holdings to form BIG.

  • Mark joined Norton Rose Fulbright in 2015 as the Deputy CEO for South Africa, where he also founded and led Capital N, a structured finance business that utilised Norton Rose Fulbright’s internal skills to collectively develop various financial products. 

  • Prior to that Mark was hired by Macquarie Bank, Australia’s leading investment banking group, to establish a stand-alone capital markets business in South Africa. He grew Macquarie Securities into one of South Africa’s largest and most profitable equity derivative and stock broking businesses with a team of over 50 professionals across six countries. As the Country Head, he designed and executed over R20 billion in structured equity finance cross-border transactions into Africa. In July 2009 Mark moved to London as Head of Macquarie Securities, Derivatives & Delta One for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

  • Mark joined Nedbank early in his career and rapidly moved through the organisation ultimately being promoted to Head of Business Development in Nedbank Capital’s Equity Markets Group in 2005.



  • 2018 – Acquisition of East Rand Proprietary Mines (ERPM) from DRD Gold Limited

  • 2010 – Acquisition of Middelvlei Gold Mine from Pamodzi Gold, drilled and operated, resource of ~1.9 Million Ounces (Moz), total production of ~10koz

  • 2009 – Acquisition of investment banking arm of Sal Oppenheim Bank KgaA in Germany

  • 2003 – R4.5bn Nedbank Group Rights Offer

  • 2003 – Acquisition of Nedcor Investment Bank by Nedbank Group

  • 2003 – R10bn Tier 2 subordinated debt issue by Nedbank Group

  • 2002 – R2.2bn acquisition of BoE Bank by Nedbank Group



  • Bachelors of Business Science, University of Cape Town, South Africa

  • Honours Degree, majoring in Finance with Economics and Statistics as supporting fields, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Mark Gilbert