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.
Ethos Private Equity Fund
Ethos is an active value manager – committing capital, intellect and imagination to the businesses that we buy. Value creation takes time and our long-term approach to investment is vital in order to build better businesses.
Company name: Ethos Private Equity
Contact number: +27 11 328 7400
Postal address: PO Box 9773, Johannesburg, 2000
Physical address: 35 Fricker Road, Illovo, Sandton, 2156
Website address: www.ethos.co.za
Ethos Private Equity is an empowered SA owned private equity firm, specialising in acquisitions involving management participation for medium-to-large SA buyouts, good quality growth opportunities of meaningful size and niche growth capital businesses of scale in Sub-Saharan Africa.
By evaluating dynamic business environments and investment themes, we identify opportunities for value creation and apply our time-tested approach of strategic excellence, operational efficiencies, management improvement and sustained investment.
Ethos specialises in control acquisitions, expansion and replacement capital in:
- Medium-to-large companies in South Africa that involve meaningful equity participation by management; and
- Good quality growth investments of meaningful size in South Africa and selectively in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Alpha Capital Trust
Alpha Capital’s strategy is to invest in, and actively manage, significant shareholdings in a diverse portfolio of carefully qualified assets.
Company name: Alpha Capital
Contact number: +27 21 683 1354
Postal address: The Terraces, 5th Floor, 25 Protea Road, Claremont, Cape Town, 7708
Physical address: As above
Alpha Company profile
Alpha Capital (Pty) Ltd (“Alpha Capital”) manages the Alpha Capital Trust which is a vested trust, holding various investments. Each entity within which a strategic investment is made, is an independent legal entity, with its own executive management, on which an Alpha Capital executive is generally represented. There are no cross shareholdings, although certain trust assets may be used to collateralise debt on other trust assets. Debt may also be employed at the trust level to manage liquidity and/or enhance the return on equity to investors.
Alpha Capital’s strategy is to invest in, and actively manage, significant shareholdings in a diverse portfolio of carefully qualified assets. Our investment universe consists of private and public companies, property and real assets. We do not seek operational involvement, but prefer to partner with strong management teams who demonstrate specialised industry knowledge and skills, and who have significant financial exposure to their own companies. We believe that the best managers think like and are owners. We do however seek active strategic input in the business, and where possible, will have an Alpha Capital executive represented at board level. The entry price is a fundamental consideration as we must have a high conviction that there is significant scope for good value creation over the medium to long-term. We also recognize that the deal you don’t do, can be as important as the deal you do.
It is AMB Capital’s philosophy to partner empowerment groupings so that they may become established players in the South African economy
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.
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