Jan Bosch has spent his entire career in international investment banking, focusing on origination and successful execution of cross-border corporate transactions between Africa and Europe.

Jan has worked for two organisations before he founded Salt Capital, being Nedbank and Investec Bank, where he was a member of the Corporate Finance teams of both organisations for six years, respectively. Having spent 12 years at two of the most successful corporate finance houses in Africa, he has been involved in some of the largest transactions on the African continent and has experience in a very wide range of transactions across all sectors. Jan ended his corporate career at Investec, heading-up the Emerging Markets desk in the Investment Banking division, based in London.

Jan founded Salt Capital in 2012 and sourced and managed all the investments to date, where he has represented Salt Capital on the board of directors of all investee companies. He has also led all the exits to date, including managing the competitive process of exiting a high profile beverages investment in 2018.

He has been responsible for leading all the relationships with Salt Capital’s investors to date and manages the Salt Capital business on a day-to-day basis.

Jan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Pretoria), an LLB (University of South Africa) and a Master in Finance (University of London).



Jannie Grobbelaar has in excess of 40 years investment banking experience with a strong focus and track record in both corporate finance and private equity and has built up a strong network in both the listed and unlisted markets. During his career he had been closely involved with some of the highest profile IPOs and corporate actions on the JSE.

Prior to joining Salt Capital, Jannie was a member of the Exco at Grindrod Bank in South Africa. Previously, he held senior management positions at a number of investment banks and stockbrokers. He has held board positions in many companies in South Africa in the capacity of private equity investor and designated advisor to JSE listed companies.

Based out of Salt Capital’s South African office, Jannie and Aris (below) are responsible for driving the firms’ investment strategy across Southern Africa.

Jannie has a Bachelor of Commerce and MBA from the University of Stellenbosch and is a CFA charterholder.



Aris Malliaros has 20 years’ experience in private equity, investment banking and corporate finance advisory obtained both in the UK and South Africa. He has extensive experience in originating, managing and exiting both early stage and high growth equity investments, as well as mezzanine debt finance.

His investment management experience includes amongst other things managing distressed or turnaround assets that required strategic and operational input from the investment manager/ financier. Aris joined Salt Capital as a Partner in June 2019 and prior to that spent 9.5 years at Grindrod Bank and Grindrod Financial Services of which the last five years he held the position of Head: Private Equity managing an investment portfolio of R500m.

Aris also spent six years in London from 2001 – 2007, working in the Capital Markets and Corporate Finance teams at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he led cross-border and UK based transactions covering debt securitisations, equity IPO’s and M&A deals. During his final year in London, Aris joined the Private Equity team at Henderson Global Investors focusing on infrastructure investments with an AUM of £1.2 billion.

Aris holds a Bachelor and a Honours degree in Accounting Sciences and is a Chartered Accountant registered with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.




Keyur Patel has in excess of 12 years’ Sub-Saharan Africa focused private equity experience. Having been with Salt Capital since inception of the business, he has been integral to the development of all aspects of the business and has a broad experience base covering the full spectrum of the private equity value chain including holding director positions on investee companies’ board of directors.

Prior to joining Salt Capital, Keyur worked at Investec Bank in the Investment Banking division in London focused on corporate finance advisory mandates and before that, he worked for Ernst & Young in the Transaction Advisory division in London advising on cross-border transactions. Keyur completed his Chartered Accountancy training with Deloitte in 2004.

Keyur is a honours graduate of Mathematics and Economics from The London School of Economics and Political Science and a Fellow Chartered Accountant registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.