Company name: AMB Capital
Contact number: +27 11 666 7300
Postal address: PO Box 786833,Sandton, 2196
Physical address: 135 Daisy Street,Sandown
Website address: www.amb.co.za
AMB Capital is a specialist, integrated investment banking business with a track record in providing innovative financial solutions and identifying attractive investment opportunities through its advisory and risk taking activities. These activities comprise corporate finance, principal investing, private equity, specialised fund management, property and proprietary trading. Through a combination of its brand positioning, its intellectual capital and its diversified network of relationships, AMB Capital has over the past 11 years built a reputation as an entrepreneurial and competitive South African financial services company.
Please see the AMB Capital website for details on the funding and how to apply.
As part of a balanced investment strategy, Aureos has developed a diversified portfolio of high performance emerging market private equity funds and our first generation funds achieve top quartile returns.
Company name: Aureos Capital
Contact number: +27 11 884 2066
Physical address: 2nd Floor, Fountain Chambers, Sandown Village, Corner Maude & Gwen Street, Sandton, 2146
Aureos Capital is a leading global manager of SME private equity funds. First generation regional funds under management include the Aureos East Africa Fund, the Aureos Southern African Fund and the Aureos West Africa Fund. Through offices across the continent, Aureos can assist businesses wanting to expand locally or across Africa. The fund looks to take significant equity stakes in SME’s with strong management and good potential.
As part of a balanced investment strategy, Aureos has developed a diversified portfolio of high performance emerging market private equity funds and our first generation funds achieve top quartile returns. Our main investment sectors are financial services, general services, construction & engineering, manufacturing, FMCG and TMT (telecoms/media/IT), which together account for around three quarters of Aureos committed capital.
Brait Proprietary Investing
Brait formed its fourth consecutive private equity fund (“Brait IV”) to make privately-negotiated majority or significant minority equity and equity-related investments in companies located principally in South Africa.
Company name: Brait South Africa Limited
Contact number: +27 11 507 1000
Postal address: Private Bag X1, Northlands, 2116
Physical address: 9 Fricker Road, Illovo Boulevard, Illovo, Sandton
Brait Proprietary Investing looks to acquire minority or majority equity interests in small to medium size private companies which display a stable track record and sound growth. The preference is to invest alongside and align themselves with the individuals responsible for executing the strategy of the business. They aim to exit their investments within a three to five year time span. They offer a high level of flexibility regarding the exit process as they do not have a pre-defined date to return capital to third party investors
The investment strategy for Brait IV was a continuation of the successful strategy employed in Brait I, Brait II and Brait III, which are now fully invested.
Brait’s proven ability to combine domestic private equity investment skills with the experience of managing international and domestic private equity capital has produced an accomplished investment record.
Private Equity seeks to identify and convert opportunities. Its active involvement with its portfolio companies has been critical to its success, as it strives to incentivise and challenge management teams to create and build value.
Private Equity prides itself on its ability to act creatively across industries and transaction types, while adhering to core investment disciplines. To achieve the objectives of all the relevant parties involved – from partnering effectively with entrepreneurs to executing complex non-standard acquisitions.
These proven capabilities are combined with a comprehensive BEE strategy, which Private Equity believes will ensure that it continues to build competitive and successful South African companies.
Business Partners’ Risk Financing
Business Partners structures unique, individualised financing solutions.
Company name: Business Partners
Contact telephone number: 0861 763 346
Postal address: P.O.Box 7780, Johanneburg, 2000
Physical address: 5 Wellington Road, Parktown, Johannesburg
Website address: www.businesspartners.co.za
Business Partners Limited is a specialist risk finance company for formal small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa, and selected African countries. The company actively supports entrepreneurial growth by providing financing, specialist sectoral knowledge and added-value services for viable small and medium businesses.
Deals are structured using equity, shareholders’ loan accounts, royalties and term loans or any combination of these. Business Partners has developed a range of proprietal financing models that offer entrepreneurs maximum flexibility to suit their specific needs.
Applications for finance are assessed on the viability of a business, which comprises two important elements:
- the business and
- the entrepreneur
The business evaluation includes matters such as the product or service and its market acceptability, market size, the gearing of the business, and its ability to exist and grow, as well as the business’s history, the stage of its development and medium- to long-term profit potential, technical aspects and the location of the business.
In evaluating the entrepreneur, aspects such the ability to run a successful business on sound business principles, integrity, drive, vision and appropriate experience, are considered.
Business Partners considers financing applications up to R20 million in all sectors of the economy — with the exception of on-lending activities, direct farming operations, underground mining and non-profit organisations — to those formal small and medium businesses whose gross assets are under R100 million, where annual turnover does not exceed R200 million and/or employees are less than 500 in number.
Applications for financing below R500 000 are usually not considered; and the company does not operate in the informal or micro enterprise sectors.
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