SAVCA announces winners at prestigious industry awards ceremony – Engineering News

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Associate (SAVCA) Industry Awards, which took place in Sandton last week, showcased the achievements of some of the most innovative businesses in the country. In the running were a mix of companies, each nominated for having successfully used invested capital to build thriving enterprises. After much deliberation,…

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SAVCA announces winners at prestigious industry awards ceremony – Africa Business Quarterly

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) Industry Awards, which took place in Sandton last week, showcased the achievements of some of the most innovative businesses in the country. In the running were a mix of companies, each nominated for having successfully used invested capital to build thriving enterprises. After much deliberation, the expert panel…

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SAVCA announces winners at prestigious industry awards ceremony – Daily Entrepreneur

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Associate (SAVCA) Industry Awards, which took place in Sandton last week, showcased the achievements of some of the most innovative businesses in the country. In the running were a mix of companies, each nominated for having successfully used invested capital to build thriving enterprises. After much deliberation,…

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Seven trailblazing local start-ups and small businesses nominated for prestigious business investment award

30 April 2024: The South African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA), in partnership with Investec recently announced its fourth in-person SAVCA Industry Awards. This awards platform aims to recognise the achievements of local portfolio companies that have leveraged the power of invested capital to take their ventures to the next level. After much…

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SA Startups Return $17 Million to Investors in 2022 – A Deep Dive

SA VC investors made $17 million from exits in 2022, a 3x return. However, loss-making deals still outnumbered the return-making ones. South African venture capital investors saw a 3x return on exits in 2022, totaling $17 million, according to the Southern Africa Venture Capital Association (SAVCA) survey. While this represents significant returns, the survey also…

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ICT Sector Comes Out Tops In Latest Southern Africa Venture Capital Industry Survey

A low-growth economy, high unemployment and the mounting pressures posed by the ongoing energy crisis have continued to weigh heavily on start-ups in Southern African over the past year. Early-stage investors likewise reported that these challenges have had a material impact on the local venture capital industry, with an overall decrease in the value of…

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Anglo American lifts despite copper slip, and JSE gets a secondary listing

24 October 2023: Mining giant Anglo American seemingly managed to please the market with news most of its guidance for 2023 remains unchanged, while the JSE got its latest entrant with the secondary listing of healthcare-focused UK landlord Primary Health Properties. Mining giant Anglo American on Wednesday kept its 2023 production guidance mostly unchanged, reporting…

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INVESTORS BET BIG ON LOCALLY DEVELOPED AGRI-TECH FARM SOLUTION

Boost for local champion bringing tech-enabled farm management solutions to African agriculture FarmTrace, based in Tzaneen, Limpopo and Stellenbosch, Western Cape, is the only cloud-based farm management tool that offers a diverse range of tools to help farmers manage their operations. The FarmTrace software integrates all production activities into a single management platform and this…

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Making Venture Capital More Inclusive

Global Alliance Africa are delighted to present a report prepared by Briter Bridges who have also successfully delivered a stakeholder roundtable and follow-up discussions in order to collate information for this report. Click here to view the full article.

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SA’s most promising businesses recognised at SAVCA Industry Awards

11 November 2022: A multi-store, e-commerce start-up and an energy drink brand were among the winners at this year’s SAVCA Industry Awards, hosted by the South African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) in partnership with Investec. The awards platform recognises the achievements of regional portfolio companies who have leveraged the backing of venture…

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Media Release: SAVCA Announces New CEO, effective 1 November 2022

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) is excited to announce the appointment of Tshepiso Kobile as Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 November 2022. Kobile succeeds Tanya van Lill, who served SAVCA for over five years. Kobile hails from a financial services background, having served as an investment professional with the Development…

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EXEO CAPITAL ACQUIRES ICONIC SA BRAND, VITAL HEALTH FOODS

10 October 2022: Pan-African alternative investment firm, EXEO Capital has announced its acquisition of The Vital Health Food Group through Nurture Brands (Pty) Ltd, the functional and convenience foods platform in EXEO Capital’s Agri-Vie Fund II. The transaction was led by Riël Malan, EXEO Partner and Executive Chairman of Nurture Brands. As he comments: “Collectively,…

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Cybersmart – Infra Impact Press Release

Cybersmart Proprietary Limited is thrilled to announce that Infra Impact Mid-Market Infrastructure Fund 1, managed by Infra Impact Investment Managers Proprietary Limited, has acquired a significant minority stake in Cybersmart. “We believe that Cybersmart, with its talented senior leadership team, is poised for the next level of success,” said Mark Van Wyk, co-managing partner of…

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SAVCA Statement on Regulation 28 Final Amendments

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) welcomes the recently published final amendments to Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act, which comes into effect on 3 January 2023. National Treasury has said that: “To further facilitate the investment in infrastructure and economic development, the limit between hedge funds and private equity…

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Legacy Africa Capital Partners invests in Continuous Power Africa to accelerate its growth

South African private equity firm Legacy Africa Capital Partners (LACP) has announced an investment in Continuous Power Africa (CPA), a provider of power and monitoring solutions to the mobile telecommunications industry. The funding will accelerate CPA’s growth at a time when telecommunications companies in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent are seeking innovative solutions…

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The Great Debate: Infrastructure Investing in SA vs the Rest of the Continent

29 June 2022 It’s a well-known fact that infrastructure investment is urgently needed across Africa, including in South Africa. The African Development Bank estimates that the continent’s infrastructure financing needs will be as much as $170 billion a year by 2025, with an estimated gap of around $100 billion a year. And in the private…

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Positive outlook for the PE industry’s impact on SAs socioeconomic development

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) recently hosted its first in-person private equity (PE) conference since before the pandemic hit our shores in early 2020. Over 400 local and international delegates attended the two-day event which took place at the beautiful Ashanti Estate in Paarl, Western Cape. Tanya van Lill, outgoing…

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