About Us

About Us

Realising the importance of distinguishing themselves in an ever-increasing competitive market, and in doing their part in stimulating growth in the economy and reducing the high unemployment rate in South Africa, De Novo Capital was established by a group of corporate lawyers, Van Huyssteens Commercial Attorneys (“Van Huyssteens”).


Being fortunate to have access to a broad client base of commercial entities that could potentially benefit from the tax incentive brought about by Section 12J of the Income Tax Act, and backed by more than 25 years’ experience in corporate law and corporate finance, Van Huyssteens was perfectly positioned to establish their own independent venture capital fund.


De Novo Capital does not provide investment advice, but acts as intermediary instructed by the investor in relation to target investments, on a project-by-project basis. By implementing relevant and unique structures, investors are exposed to their assets whilst enjoying the tax benefits provided for in Section 12J.


A specialised team, supporting De Novo Capital, includes lawyers, accountants, FSP required and administrative personnel. Our team of experts combine to create a project driven structure to suit each individual investor’s specific needs.


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