Private equity

High growth entrepreneurial and medium-sized companies often reach a point whereby they can no longer rely on their initial start-up capital and bank facilities. An injection of equity capital can help entrepreneurs unlock the inherent value of their companies and gain access to some of the wealth they have created.

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How we can aid your business with our private equity offering

Sasfin Private Equity unit backs management teams with a track record to grow their businesses further. The unit actively seeks minority equity stakes in such companies ensuring that the owner-managed culture remains strong in the business. Sasfin Private Equity investment philosophy is to proactively assist with and drive strategy design and execution, with a measure of active involvement in the business.

If necessary, suitable industry experts and appropriate co-investors may be recommended and introduced into the transaction (with all stakeholders' consent) so at to ensure that the growth potential and objectives are indeed achieved. We offer an on-balance-sheet fund in which Sasfin commits proprietary funds to the investee company. Capital deployed per deal ranges from R10m to R40m.

Sasfin Private Equity has a particular interest in the emergence of financial technology (fintech) having successfully invested into Silicon Valley-based robo-advisor, Jemstep, which was subsequently sold to Invesco in January 2016.

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Unlocking capital value

High-growth companies with an enterprise value above R50 million often reach a point where they can no longer rely on start-up capital and bank facilities. We invest in the success of the business, sharing in both the risks and the returns.

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