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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.

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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

Website: www.brait.com

Company Profile

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

Fund Overview

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.

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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.

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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

Company profile:

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.

Fund Overview

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.

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Alpha Capital Trust

Alpha Capital’s strategy is to invest in, and actively manage, significant shareholdings in a diverse portfolio of carefully qualified assets.

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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

Website: www.alphacapital.co.za

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.

Fund Overview

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.

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AMB Capital

It is AMB Capital’s philosophy to partner empowerment groupings so that they may become established players in the South African economy

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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

Company profile:

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.

Fund Overview

Please see the AMB Capital website for details on the funding and how to apply.

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