At Near Future, we help our clients encapsulate future financial outcomes through a bespoke financial model. Our seasoned consultants specialise in solving the toughest forecasting challenges: using a structured approach, we condense and translate complex transaction terms into a transparent and robust model engine. Using a transparent approach which can be followed by even novice Excel users, our models transform a range of inputs into key outputs such as IRR and debt metrics which can be sensitised and compared across projects or investments.
We believe that the secret to successful model development is not only technical expertise but also effective project management. This is why each of our projects are led by a dedicated, senior director who takes ownership of and responsibility for the success of the project.
Additionally, with our model review and audit services, we provide you, your investors or financiers with comfort over the integrity of models that have been developed in-house or by other advisors.
Through our range of training courses, we transfer this knowledge to our clients, helping them make lasting improvements to the way they forecast, thus enabling more informed decision making.
Marli is a financial modelling specialist with over 10 years’ consulting experience.
She started her career at Deloitte in Cape Town, where she qualified as a chartered accountant in 2009. She relocated to London in 2010, where she has spent the last 7 years specialising in financial forecasting.
Prior to founding Near Future, Marli gained experience in M&A and Valuations while working in PwC’s Transaction Services team for several years. More recently, she worked at Corality Financial Group where she specialised in developing models for Project Finance transactions.
Marli is also an experienced trainer who has delivered training courses across the globe, including in London, New York, Frankfurt and Johannesburg.
Francois van Staden
Francois qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC (Cape Town) in 2012, where he specialised in financial service audits. Thereafter, he moved to a boutique consultancy and then a private equity house where he focussed on deal structuring. He joined Near Future in January 2019, where he heads up our African operations. His most recent projects include model developments for a manufacturing start-up for the purpose of securing funding as well as the development of a financial close model for a Southern African solar farm.
Francois also has a keen interest in data analytics and is expanding our Power BI service line.