Dave Romero

Dave Romero | Executive Deputy Chairman  UREG Investments Ltd.

B.Compt, Professional Accountant (SA)
CEO Caban Investments Ltd.
CEO TBL Capital (Pty) Ltd.

Dave qualified as a Professional Accountant (SA) in 1987.  He Joined a Corporate Finance Company after qualifying where he got the first taste of Venture Capital.  Dave became the Financial Director and later, the Managing Director of Equivest, a Venture Capital Group.

During 1991, Dave established his own Venture Capital Company which was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on the 25th of November 1997.  REF Finance and Investment Corporation Ltd focussed on the ICT industry.  Highlights of this company include being ranked 21st in a Business Times Top 100 Companies survey during 1998, ranked the 40th fastest growing company in South Africa, with investors receiving a 1,800% return over a five year period

The company became a casualty of the October 1998 crash, where the shares tumbled in line with global markets, however Dave listed two more companies during 1999.

After resigning as Executive Chairman from REF Finance and Investment Corporation Ltd Dave went on to pursue a career in consulting and business mentoring.

During 2005, Dave bought into Isibane Holdings (Pty) Ltd, formed a Private Equity company called Isibane Capital Ltd and was elected as the Joint CEO.  2009 saw the merger of the company with Pulse Private Equity.

Dave founded TBL Capital utilising his 24 years’ experience in Corporate Finance to assist Entrepreneurs.

During 2012, Dave decided that he wanted to enter the Private Equity arena again.  In particular, wanted to use his experience to help entrepreneurs and make them successful.  To that end, he founded Caban Investments Limited of which he is the Group CEO.  He also founded the following holding companies:

  • Caban Capital PLC – The group’s holding company based United Kingdom;
  • Caban Investments UK Limited – Caban’s United Kingdom operation;
  • TBL Capital UK Limited – United Kingdom financial services company;
  • UREG Investments Limited – The Group’s renewable energy and sustainable holding company.

Dave also serves on the board of the following organisations:

  • South African Small and Medium Enterprise Federation (SASMEF);
  • Salesian Life Choices