FINANCIAL SERVICES, PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY AND DISTRIBUTION THROUGHOUT AFRICA

“Opportunity in uncertain times – backed by reliable experience”

The DölbergPremium Group is an international financial services, professional advisory and distribution company. Premium Group was founded in 1972, the Dölberg Group in 1999 with the combined DölbergPremium established in 2016 by Stefan van der Walt, Heinrich Odendaal, Kamil Patel and AJ Coetzee.

The Group owns or has significant holdings in a number of businesses in various jurisdictions. Our aim, to build DölbergPremium into a well-respected and diversified organisation that will serve the people and the businesses of Africa, is fulled by our passion for business, Africa, and its people. Read more

“I am not African
because I was born in Africa
but because Africa was born in me
– Kwame Nkrumah

1151

1151

First written recorded history of the Dölberg family.

1907

1907

Wilhelm Franz Heinrich Dölberg is appointed as Privy Auditor Councillor or Minister of Finance, of Prussia, by Kaiser Wilhelm II.

1972

1972

Premium Brand Distributors start trading as an importer and distributors of Photographic brands with their main brand being Nikon Photographic.

1999

1999

Heinrich and his wife Hillie, initiated the Turnstone business in Mauritius and his brother, Roelf, joined them soon afterwards.

2007

2007

Stefan van der Walt acquires the complete shareholding of Premium Brands and take over as CEO.

2007

2007

Premium grows its market share from 6% to 50% in the various sectors and expands its product range and adds other international brands e.g. Nikon Sport optics, Kodak, Polaroid, Gitzo and various other brands.

2008

2008

Dölberg expands to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Seychelles, Mauritius, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Isle of Man.

2009

2009

Dölberg starts financing activities through the acquisition of a deposit taking, asset leasing business in Mauritius.

2011

2011

Premium becomes one of the initial start-up investors of King Price Insurance – King Price grows a value in excess of R1 billion within 5 years.

2016

2016

Premium represents more than 50 brands through a retail network of 3900 retail stores.

2016

2016

Stefan van der Walt, Heinrich Odendaal, Kamil Patel and AJ Coetzee agrees to merge Dölberg and Premium and DölbergPremium is born.

IDENTITY: DölbergPremium is a respected and diversified international group, with an emphasis on three core principles, to ensure sustainable growth. These principles include ongoing wealth creation for DölbergPremium, its employees and its clients; building our business units around the unique purpose and value proposition for each division within the Group; and always acting with responsibility in how we deal with investors, opportunities, our people and our environment.
INTEGRITY: Marcus Cicero stated that magnificence – ‘greatness of spirit’ is ‘the thinking about and executing of great and lofty things with a certain large and splendid determination of spirit.’ Our commitment to Africa can only be achieved through partnerships with other businesses sharing our determination. We have a clear understanding that the spirit of Ubuntu is the cornerstone of success on our continent. Sustained re-investment in Africa will ensure that not only our clients, but DölbergPremium, Africa and its people will benefit.
IMPLEMENTATION: DölbergPremium Group provides three core services. Firstly, we provide family advisory services to structure the affairs and the family capital in its various forms, within a family corporate governance framework. Secondly we provide financial support in terms of funding solutions focusing on rental and trade finance solutions. Finally, we import, distribute and build high quality brands that enhance the lives of our clients, with an aspiration to be the market leaders in each respective industry.