Our Clients


Transcend takes great pride in our diverse client base. Our client portfolio includes many of South Africa’s most respected corporate brands evenly spread between domestic corporates and multinationals. Our public sector exposure is significant and we have the honour of advising some South Africa’s most respected black investment houses.

Our major JSE listed clients represent:

• 68% of the Top 50 JSE listed companies by market capitalisation;
• 82% of the total asset value of the Top 200 JSE listed companies by market capitalisation;
• 75% of the total value of BEE enterprise development obligations of 200 JSE listed companies by market capitalisation;
• 38% of the 50 most empowered JSE listed companies .

Our listed clients have an average BEE status of Level Six Contributor (60% Recognition Level) and on average, score more than 40% better on the BEE Scorecard than companies not using our services.

Some of our listed clients include Absa, Afgri, African Rainbow Minerals, Alexander Forbes, Allan Gray, Anglo American Platinum, Anglo American, Aveng, Barloworld, BHP Billiton, Bytes Technology Group, Consol, Dorbyl, Ellerine Holdings, Exxaro, FirstRand, Imperial Holdings, Investec, Kagiso Media, Mittal Steel SA, Pretoria Portland Cement, Primedia, Santam, SASOL, Standard Bank, Steinhoff International and Woolworths.

Our multinational clients cover a wide range of industries and countries of origin. We have advised 44% of the top 50 multinationals in South Africa and proudly include within our portfolio some of the world’s best-known corporate brands . The following list includes 50 of our most valued multinational clients: Actis, Alstom, AstraZeneca, Barclays, BMW, BNP Paribas, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, Commerzbank, Estee Lauder, General Electric, General Motors, IBM, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Knorr Bremse, Kuehne and Nagel, Louis Dreyfus, Mamoet, Medtronic, Merck, Metier, Microsoft, Nokia-Siemens, Novartis, Oracle, Parmalat, Shell, Siemens, Tata, UTI and Virgin.

Transcend is a private sector focused consulting house, but we value our relationships with several regarded South African public sector enterprises. We also have links to several developmental financial institutions and government departments. These clients include the Department of Public Enterprises, Department of Trade and Industry, the Industrial Development Corporation, the National Empowerment Fund, the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor Company, PetroSA, Sentech, Transnet and the Umsobomvu Youth Fund.

Transcend has client relationships with a few BEE investment houses which include the CIDA Empowerment Fund, Kagiso Trust Investments, Identity Partners, Nozala, Shanduka Group, Thebe Investments and Tiso.

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