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Nicholas Smalle

Nic is a Partner at Apis. He has been with Apis for 6 years and has led on transactions spanning Insurance, Asset Management and Payments. Prior to joining Apis, he was at Old Mutual where he was responsible for OM's Strategic Investment Fund, an on-balance sheet investment vehicle that focused on the expansion of Old Mutual's operations into key African 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.

Hometown

London, UK

Areas of expertise

Insurance, Strategy

Currently located

Singapore, Singapore

Languages

English, Afrikaans

Prior Experience

Linkedin profile

Education

Boards & memberships

Curve

Non-executive Director

Click2Sure

Advisory Board

Qlink

Board observer

DPO

Board observer

Areas of focus at Apis

Insurance, Southern Africa, South East Asia

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How would you describe a perfect investment?

35% Dollar EBITDA Growth; Deep moat versus competitors; 6x entry multiple.

What do you like the most about Apis?

A collection of great people; Working with phenomenal entrepreneurs; To create awesome companies.

What is your favourite city in the world? And why?

Cape Town: sun, sea, outdoors; complemented by an emerging market currency.

What is your favourite book/movie? And why?

Not a book, but Matt Levine’s Money Stuff column is probably the best 10 minute daily read that exists.

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