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Capital Works Private Equity Fund

Capitalworks seeks equity or equity-related investments in middle-market companies operating principally in Southern Africa which can benefit from strategic, operational, commercial or financial initiatives. The fund’s investment strategy and philosophy is centred on building exceptional businesses, alongside leading entrepreneurs and management teams.

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Company name: Capitalworks Investment Partners Pty Ltd

Contact number: +27 11301 3000

Physical address: 24 Central Building, 3rd Floor, Corner Gwen Lane & Fredman Drive, Sandown, Sandton,2196

Website address:www.capitalworksip.com

Company Profile

Capital Works is an independent alternative asset management firm in SA, providing investment access and specialist solutions to its clients across a wide range of industries and investments themes in sub-Saharan  Africa.

Fund Overview

The private equity fund is an independent third party fund. This fund seeks to achieve superior returns by actively investing in a diversified portfolio of private equity or equity related investments in middle market companies that will benefit from strategic, operational, commercial or financial initiatives.

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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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Business Partners’ Risk Financing

Business Partners structures unique, individualised financing solutions.

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Company name: Business Partners

Contact telephone number: 0861 763 346

E-mail: enquiries@businesspartners.co.za

Postal address: P.O.Box 7780, Johanneburg, 2000

Physical address: 5 Wellington Road, Parktown, Johannesburg

Website address: www.businesspartners.co.za

Company Profile

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.

Fund Overview

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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Leaf Capital: The SA Prime Property Fund

The SA Prime Property Fund is a private property investment opportunity established in 2005 by Nolands, in association with Leaf Capital.

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Company name: Leaf Capital

Contact number: +27 21 425 2295

Postal address: PO Box 44302, Claremont, 7735

Physical address: 5th Floor, Protea Place, Cnr Protea Rd and Dreyer Street, Claremont, 7708

Website address: www.leafcapital.co.za

Company profile:

Founded by Paul Leaf-Wright and Jacqui Hathorn, Leaf Capital is a niche financial advisory practice and advises on mid to top tier transactions, serving organisations that are not traditionally serviced by the large investment banks. After the establishment of its fund management arm in 2007, Leaf Capital is able to invest third party funds. Two funds were launched, one participating in non-listed private equity investments and the other in structured finance opportunities. Leaf Capital also has an interest in the management of S.A.Prime Property Limited, a property loan stock company.

Fund Overview

The SA Prime Property Fund is structured as a linked loan stock company with linked units that began with a par value of R10 each comprising one share of one cent each irrevocably linked to one variable-rate, subordinated, unsecured debenture of 999 cents. The combination of share and debenture form a Fund unit.

Fund units are valued quarterly by the Funds management, together with independent property valuer’s. A minimum of 90% of net income is distributed to investors on a quarterly period. Investors can elect to receive this distribution in the form of a subscription for linked units or be distributed as debenture interest.

SA Prime Property’s Redemption period is 90 days and is processed at quarter end (end of February, May, August and November). Redemption requests must be communicated with the Funds management prior to the previous quarters end.

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