Nicholas Smalle

Nicholas Smalle

Partner, Apis Partners

Nic is a Partner at Apis. He has been with Apis for since inception and has led on transactions spanning several sectors in Financial services, including: 

๐—ข๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐˜€: Direct Payments Online (sold to Network International); Coda Payments; Doku; PayFast; PayGate; PayThru; Virtual Card Systems; SiD Instant EFT; Wirecard South Africa; Telr (sold to CashFree)

๐—ข๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐˜€: GHL Systems Berhad; Sureswipe; Ikhokha; Innervation Pan-African Payments

๐——๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—•๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ๐˜€: Tyme Bank

๐‹๐จ๐ฒ๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฒ: Giift; Xoxoday, Loyolink, InTouch
๐—™๐—ฆ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—•๐—ฃ๐—ข๐˜€: Qlink; Insure Group Managers (rebranded to QSure)

๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐˜๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€ (๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ฉ๐˜€): GAAP Point of Sale

๐— ๐—–๐—” / ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ: Retail Capital (sold to Tyme Bank); SwitchPay; Ezra (formerly Lendtech)

๐—œ๐˜€๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ / ๐—ฉ๐—”๐—ฆ: Tutuka (sold to SaltPay); Innervation Rewards

๐—œ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ: StarHealth and Allied Insurance Company (IPO'd)

๐—”๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜: Efficient Group (sold to Apex Group)

๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€: Transfast (sold to Mastercard); DTOne

Prior to joining Apis, he was at Old Mutual where he was responsible for OMโ€™s Strategic Investment Fund, an on-balance sheet investment vehicle that focused on the expansion of Old Mutualโ€™s operations into key markets. Preceding that he was at Standard Chartered and McKinsey and Company. Nic has completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) postgraduate degree at INSEAD and is also graduate of the University of Cambridge with a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in the field of Bioscience.

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