Posts by Buhle Ndweni

Private equity funds rise to top of pile | BusinessLIVE

Domestic private-equity funds outperformed listed equities in the three years to the end of the first quarter as funds sold investments profitably and innovative risk-assessment models paid off. Private-equity funds, which invest in unlisted companies, fared best against the all share index, with a public market equivalent (PME) score of 1.19. READ MORE  

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SAVCA Newsletter Feature: Q&A with Sanari Capital

SAVCA speaks to Sanari Capital Founder and CEO, Samantha Pokroy (SP), as the firm celebrates its fourth birthday. What did it take to get here and how do they plan to ensure many happy returns? Tell us a bit about Sanari Capital. SP: Sanari Capital specialises in investing in founder-run, owner-managed or family-owned businesses in…

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Convergence Partners acquires stake in ESET Southern Africa | Convergence Partners

At the annual AfricaCom conference today, pan-African ICT investor, Convergence Partners and 4Di Group announced a recently concluded acquisition of a significant minority stake in ESET Southern Africa by Convergence Partners. ESET Southern Africa is the local distributor and brand operator for leading global internet and endpoint security software vendor ESET, for the Southern African…

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SA private equity performs favourably against listed markets | FANews

The latest Q2 2017 RisCura-SAVCA South African Private Equity Performance Report reveals that private equity’s performance relative to listed markets remains positive. The quarterly report, which tracks the performance of a representative sample of South Africa’s private equity funds, shows that industry has outperformed the FTSE/JSE All Share Total Return Index (ALSI TRI) and the…

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Knife Capital invests alongside Candy Crush creators in Swedish start-up | Knife Capital

South African venture capital firm Knife Capital makes its first global investment since opening the London office in a Stockholm-based IoT specialist. Knife Capital has secured its first European investment by participating in a R22m funding round by Stockholm-based Mobile and Sensory Technology (MOST). The Cape-based venture capital firm is investing alongside some of Europe’s…

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SAVCA releases 2017 Venture Capital Success Stories report | BizCommunity

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association’s (Savca), 2017 Venture Capital (VC) Success Stories report highlights the role that VC plays in supporting South African business, and follows the launch of the Savca 2017 VC Survey that revealed that VC investments in ICT comprised 27% of the deals concluded in 2016. READ MORE

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Increased Venture Capital Driving SA’s Business Growth | femaleentrepreneursa.co.za

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA), the industry body and policy advocate for private equity and venture capital in the region, has released its 2017 Venture Capital (VC) Success Stories report. This report highlights the role that VC plays in supporting South African business, and follows the launch of the SAVCA 2017 VC Survey that…

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Increased Venture Capital Driving SA Tech Sector, says SAVCA | TechFinancials

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA), the industry body and public policy advocate for private equity and venture capital in the region, has released its 2017 Venture Capital (VC) Success Stories report. This report highlights the role that VC plays in supporting South African business, and follows the launch of the SAVCA 2017 VC…

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PIC takes full control of ailing Daybreak | BusinessDay

Troubled poultry producer Daybreak has been rescued from almost certain closure by the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) in a deal in which Africa’s largest fund manager becomes its 100% owner. This is despite the PIC’s own rating of the operation as “underperforming”. READ MORE

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SAVCA NEWSLETTER FEATURE: Q&A with ASOC Management Company

SAVCA speaks to ASOC Management Company executive director Paul Birkett (PB) on the distressed fund managers role within the private equity industry and some of their exciting projects. Tell us a bit about ASOC. PB: ASOC Management Company (“ASOC”) is a specialist alternative investment management firm, with significant turnaround and restructuring expertise, that offers flexible…

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