The mission is to create value for clients through reliable research and successful investment opportunities.



Lakegrove Capital is an independent consulting and investment holding company.


Lakegrove Capital provides bespoke financial research, financial modelling and valuation services to assist high net worth individuals, family offices and institutional investors in their investment decision making. Lakegrove Capital offers a reliable, flexible and well-priced resource to investment teams and assists in structuring, execution and capital raising for deals.  



Lakegrove Capital has access to proprietary deal flow from an established global network. Lakegrove seeks to introduce investors to investment opportunities that have the potential to offer outsized risk-adjusted returns. 

Consulting services provided

Independent Investment Research  |  Financial Modelling  |  Valuation  |  Transaction Structuring  |  Capital Raising

Asset classes covered

Private Equity  |  Listed Equity  |  Private Debt  |  Listed Credit  |  Venture Capital  |  Property


The value proposition is to provide a reliable, flexible and affordable analytical resource to high net worth individuals, family offices and institutional investors. Lakegrove Capital is relationship focused
and ensures complete alignment with clients and co-investors. 

Meet the Founder: Blake Musgrove

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Blake is an analyst/transactor with 10 years experience in finance and investments. He has broad experience analysing investments in multiple assets classes in both public and private businesses and across both developed and emerging markets. He has also gained experience in due diligencing, structuring and raising capital for deals. Blake’s sector experience includes telecommunications, media, retail, consumer goods, leisure and property.

Professional Qualifications

CA(SA) and CFA


May 2020 – present

Founder of Lakegrove Capital


Feb 2019 – Mar 2020

Senior analyst/transactor at Principal Partners, Cape Town 

• Diligencing of private equity, listed equity, private lending, venture capital and property investments

• Financial modelling, deal structuring and capital raising

• Monitoring and managing of existing portfolio investments.


Jan 2014 – Feb 2019

Credit analyst at Ninety One (previously Investec Asset Management), London 

• Selection of credit investments across the high yield bond, investment grade bond and leveraged loan universe for benchmark
  relative and total return funds (c$1.5bn AUM)

• Funding of global private equity sponsor transactions including leveraged buyouts, dividend recapitalisations and M&A.


The vision is to create an enriched network of

stakeholders who love what they do. 


Examples of past deals

MPX International


Private placement of 12% secured convertible debenture (with warrants).

Use of Proceeds

Expansion in Switzerland and Canada and to fund working capital.


USD 5 million (across 3 tranches)

Lakegrove Capital's involvement

  • Assistance in deal structuring and pricing

  • Financial model and valuation

  • Collateral assessment

  • Preparation of investment memorandum and investor pitch deck

  • Review and negotiation of term sheet and long form legal documentation.

M&A Transaction


Details have not yet been announced publicly.

Lakegrove Capital's involvement

  • Financial model and valuation

  • Management of virtual data room and Q&A during the due diligence process.  


Get in touch

18 Wagtail, 108 Honeyguide Way, Brettenwood

Coastal Estate, Salt Rock, KZN, South Africa


blake@lakegrovecapital.com   |   (+27) 72 224 3656

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