MARK BARNES: TIME LINE
Joined Standard Corporate Merchant Bank (SCMB) in corporate finance.
1991 - 1996
Deputy MD of SCMB.
1995 - 2000
Chairman, South African Futures Exchange.
1996 - 2000
CEO of Capital Alliance and Brait.
Ousted as Brait CEO.
Barnes and Calajero fail to take out education group Advtech at 50c/share.
Barnes, in his role as non-executive director of media group Primedia, ruffles feathers about executive performances.
Purple Capital buys into Global Trader.
Traders at the European arm of Global Trader conspire to sink the derivatives player’s international business.
Barnes takes the unusual step of becoming an active market maker in Purple Capital’s shares.
Barnes leads failed 11th hour bid to prevent JSE taking control of the Bond Exchange of SA.
A year of consolidation for the Barnes stable as Purple reorganises itself.
Remains to be seen...