Delivering effective, sustainable solutions
for Sub-Saharan Africa since 2009.

Nimble Group sees the immense potential of responsible credit and capital administration to deliver sustainable growth. We provide progressive solutions for efficient and enabling credit and capital markets.

With our technology, specialist expertise, Sub-Saharan Africa understanding, and strategic partnerships, we help businesses and individuals sustainably regain their credit and financial health, ensuring that:

  • The large companies we serve continue to contribute to the economy.
  • SMEs remain productive community contributors.
  • Individuals struggling with debt can regain their financial freedom and confidence.
In business since




4 - 5 million

customers at any time

R2 billion+

recoveries (per annum)

R20 billion

granted in debt relief to

2,5 million+ people

since 2018


major businesses to identify crucial Debtors Book management challenges

R2,5 billion+

deployed in transactions and solutions


R2.1 billion

capital raised


jobs stabilized

The IFC’s preferred partner

Who is the IFC?
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group seeks to support the economic development and financial stability of emerging markets. The IFC’s Distressed Asset Recovery Programme (DARP) is specifically focused on preventing the loss of assets and allowing access to formal credit while helping to preserve jobs.

Working together to make a positive impact
DARP supports the creation of distressed asset markets in strategic partnership with reputable market participants, banks and capital markets investors. Nimble Group is proud to be the IFC’s preferred partner in Africa. The IFC has taken an equity stake in the Nimble Group and is actively engaged with Nimble in accessing and developing solutions for Africa.

Bringing enhanced rigour
Our partnership with the IFC provides access to international capital, precedents for distressed debt investing from emerging economies across the world and the ability to utilise a network of global best practices. The IFC brings enhanced rigour to all Nimble’s governance structures ensuring that we operate to the highest standards.

The Nimble Group

We are one team

Nimble has a value system of respecting each individual and protecting their integrity without exception. We operate in a high-performance culture that plays to our people's strengths. Progress and advancement are the lifeblood of our business as we grow within strict risk tolerances to protect every personʼs job in the organisation.

Our Board

Nimble Group’s Board plays an active role in supporting and guiding the business's executives through sub-committees. As the ultimate custodian of our culture and value system, the Board ensures that the risk management processes function as intended.

Rowan Gordon

Executive Director and Founder

Trevor Jacobs

Non-Executive Director and Founder

Haroon Bhorat

Non-Executive Director and Chairman

Henk Beets

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mcebisi Hubert Jonas

Non-Executive Director

Patrick Smart

Executive Financial Director

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Altius et Latius Trust

The Altius Et Latius Trust is a school education initiative aimed at providing bursaries to historically disadvantaged students, enabling their attendance at top schools in Cape Town.

The primary goal of the trust is to promote equitable access to high-quality public education, fostering lasting transformation. Their objective is to support fifty talented learners in gaining admission to high-performing schools.

Nimble Group continually makes a substantial impact on this crucial initiative by providing essential resources for additional student support, such as tutoring, funding for school events or excursions, sporting equipment and more.

Peak Child

Nimble Group has taken the initiative to establish an Early Childhood Development Centre, which began operating in January 2019 in Woodstock, Cape Town. The centre operates under the guidance of Peak child, and while accessible to the public, primarily serves as a subsidized preschool for the children of Nimble staff.

Peak Child aims to equip children with the best possible foundation for life by providing affordable, high-quality preschools in close proximity to workplaces, catering to the needs of emerging middle-class parents. Since its inception, Peak Child has focused on collaborating with socially responsible employers to support their staff beyond conventional employee benefits.

Peak Child offers comprehensive programmes for children aged 3 months to 5 years. Through partnerships with prominent educational experts and local primary schools they ensure that children transitioning from Peak Child are socially, academically, and physically prepared for admission to any of Cape Town’s leading primary schools. Peak Child currently operates three schools, including Peak Child Nimble.

Nimble has made a significant investment in this project, with plans to replicate this model close to its Johannesburg offices.

St Agnes Primary School

St Agnes is a public school situated in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Nimble Group actively supports St Agnes Primary School through the Partners for Possibility programme. We dedicate resources to a variety of initiatives aimed at creating an enhanced learning and recreational space, enriched student experience, and optimized day-to-day running of school operations.

Computer room upgrade Our dedicated team of IT technicians has upgraded the school’s IT hardware and software, creating a more user-friendly and modern environment for students and teachers using the computer room daily.

Playground painting and revitalization
Our enthusiastic volunteers devoted their time to painting vibrant murals and interactive games on the walls and paved areas of the playground.

Enriched student experience
Nimble strives to continuously improve the student experience by celebrating academic excellence, sponsoring prize-giving events, and more.

Day-to-day operational support
We also contribute to the school’s operational efficiency by offering administrative support and providing access to Nimble’s HR and Finance functions.