What our clients say about us
I have worked with Auret for the first time in 2003 while he was still a corporate lawyer at A&O. Since he founded TMA Partners, I engaged him on numerous projects. Today he is a trusted adviser to me and my business partner Zdenek Bakala on all our Professional Cycling and Endurance Sport projects.
In addition to his advisory role, Auret is a valuable member of the board of some of our operating companies chaired by me and has been engaged as interim CEO for one of our strategic projects.
I first met Auret in 2006 when he was advising a natural resources company in connection with its IPO, and I continue to rely on Auret’s views on a wide range of corporate and transaction structuring issues. His sound judgment, extensive experience and maturity set him apart from his peers.
TMA offers a flexible, innovative and cost efficient solution for implementing LBM’s M&A strategy without any overheads. Auret’s experience, knowledge and commercial approach to M&A make him a key member of LBM’s M&A team (on an as needed in-sourced basis).
I have worked with Auret for more than 10 years on numerous M&A and capital market transactions. Auret comes highly recommended.
Auret also has a very business-oriented approach to transaction documents and the transaction itself … which again makes the process smoother and efficient.
Thanks to his experience with a wide range of transactions, Auret efficiently manages the transaction process by coordinating all parties involved. He also has a very business-oriented approach to transaction documents and the transaction itself (in contrast to a very pedantic approach so typical of many lawyers), which again makes the process smoother and efficient. It is always a pleasure to work with TMA and Auret.
I would recommend TMA to any company looking for a safe and experienced pair of hands to help it manage its IPO and similarly any investment bank or corporate finance advisory firm needing more and reliable hands on deck on a big and complicated transaction.
Working closely with Auret on the Vimetco IPO, he proved himself as a highly experienced transaction manager of capital market transactions. Auret became an integrated member of the overall transaction team, playing an important role in getting the deal over the finish line.
The benefit to Coller Capital has been that we have a highly skilled, reliable and responsive transaction manager who has been able to partner us… providing support to the directors of our investment vehicles, and working with us in identifying solutions to regulatory issues and problems… I have been able to focus on our core investment business requirements…
From the outset, TMA was able to provide a flexible and tailor-made solution to our specific needs, resulting in TMA providing us with a cost and time efficient solution.
The benefit to Coller Capital has been that we have a highly skilled, reliable and responsive project manager who has been able to partner us by taking on the administration of portfolio investment structure, by dealing with local counsel and service providers in various jurisdictions, providing support to the directors of our investment vehicles, and working with us in identifying solutions to regulatory issues and problems as they have arisen over the course of the engagement. I have been able to focus on our core investment business requirements, while Bruce has been freed up to focus on realising value from the investment portfolio.
I would highly recommend TMA for all the reasons mentioned above. TMA has proven to be highly professional and responsive in handling the engagement with us.
TMA is a firm and Auret a person of utmost integrity, offering a flexible and innovative solution to everyday M&A activity. They both come highly recommended.
TMA offered us a cost efficient solution to transaction management. They worked closely with all external advisers and internal members of the transaction team ensuring a smooth and efficient process, with everybody pulling in the same direction.
By engaging TMA we knew that from the big picture issues to the most tedious details of each transaction we were in good hands and the management team could concentrate on managing the business. Auret got to understand our business very well and consequently was able to really protect our commercial interests.
With excellent knowledge of the legal processes, financial systems and negotiating principles the acquisition was made possible within the original timeframe and under budget resulting in an overall cost saving to us as the client.
In my capacity as Vice President of Bauxite and Alumina for Vimetco, I was very fortunate to work with Auret Van Zyl at TMA on our acquisition team for the company’s acquisition of the Global Aluminium Companies in 2007.
Auret’s professional services as project manager for the acquisition was invaluable with regard to value added to the process. With excellent knowledge of the legal processes, financial systems and negotiating principles the acquisition was made possible within the original timeframe and under budget resulting in an overall cost savings for Vimetco.
Auret’s tireless efforts and ability to work successfully with all levels and disciplines within both the Vimetco organization, as well as, co-ordination with other contractors and the sellers during the due diligence and acquisition process evidenced a high degree of professionalism and tenacity.
From my experience, I would certainly look forward to having TMA’s assistance in any further acquisitions in which I may be involved and have (and will continue to) recommend them highly to anyone seeking merger and acquisition assistance.
TMA is a creative solution to transaction management, providing not only a value added service to businesses, but enabling law firms to shine.
Our clients demand innovative and cost efficient solutions to their capital markets and M&A needs, asking us to concentrate on what we do best and helping them to find alternative and flexible solutions for the rest. Teaming up with TMA is such a solution, making us look good.