About

Our history forms the foundation of our experience, specialist expertise and track record

Taquanta was cultivated from mergers and acquisitions of several businesses over more than two decades. This combination of expertise and experience in bank treasury management, quantitative investment management and stockbroking forms the foundation of our enviable track record across our offerings.

How Taquanta was established
1997

There is a merger between:

  • Syfrets
  • UAL Merchant Bank
  • Nedbank Investment Bank
2003

The merged business is restructured to form:

  • Nedbank Treasury Asset Management
  • Nedcor Treasury Management Services
  • NIB Securities
2005

Taquanta – an empowerment consortium – acquires minority stakes in the three restructured businesses and rebrands them:

  • Nedbank Treasury Asset Management to Taquanta Asset Managers
  • Nedcor Treasury Management Services to Taquanta Treasury Solutions
  • NIB Securities to Taquanta Securities
2007

Taquanta Investment Holdings, which is independent of the Nedbank Group, is established following a partially vendor-financed BEE transaction including management

At the time, the newly established firm is owned by several participants of the original Taquanta consortium as well as founding management

2008

The vendor financing put in place to facilitate the buyout from the Nedbank Group is repaid in full

2014

Taquanta Treasury Solutions is sold to its management

2018

An employee share ownership scheme is established, creating an opportunity for employees to participate in ownership of Taquanta

Eleven employees are allocated direct equity ownership in the business, joining founding management as shareholders