Dwayne Smith


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Dwayne Smith
Deal Principal
Dwayne holds a Post Graduate Honours in Accounting and a Higher Diploma in Tax Law from the University of Cape Town. He is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Dwayne joined Rockwood in 2017 as a Deal Principal in the Acquisitions team and has 9 years private equity & deal experience on Sub-Saharan African deals. 

Current responsibilities include deal origination, work stream management, financial modelling, valuations, due diligence, transaction structuring and post deal value growth / stakeholder management. Prior to this, Dwayne worked for 4 years at a high growth sub-Saharan Africa private equity fund focusing on both acquisitions and value growth. Previous to this, 4 years at PwC Deals where he developed technical deal skills through dedicated and specialist experience in the Transaction Services, Valuations and Corporate Finance teams across sub-Saharan African deals. For contributions to social entrepreneurial projects, Dwayne was nominated as Top 35 under 35 Chartered Accountants in SA (2015).