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In these times of geopolitical turbulence and economic disruption, resilient businesses with the ability to find opportunities in niche markets can still thrive. Investec is proud of the partnerships we have struck with entrepreneurial firms who have these qualities, as we are to support the SAVCA Industry Awards, which play a pivotal role in acknowledging the businesses that are making a difference.

Andrew Moffat – Joint head: Investec Investment Banking

About

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) in partnership with Investec is excited to announce the third in-person SAVCA Industry Awards 2022. These awards will recognise portfolio companies that have thrived from private equity and venture capital investment in the region as well as the value these asset classes provide: mentorship, market access, business development, guidance around corporate governance and so much more. All portfolio companies (headquartered in Southern Africa) currently benefiting from these types of investments are eligible for consideration by our panel of renowned business leaders and captains of industry.

In collaboration with research partner:

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The Awards Process

Nominations open

21 June 2022

Nominations close

31 July 2022

Short list finalised

01 – 05 August 2022

Letters sent to shortlisted nominees

09 August 2022

Judging panel session

21 October 2022

Awards event (Thursday)

10 November 2022

Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday 10 November 2022

Registration will open soon!

Awards Categories

START-UPS / VENTURE CAPITAL

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Criteria

  • Less than 5 years old
  • Enterprise Value not relevant
  • Post-revenue
  • Funding Stage: Early Stage / Series A or Series B funding (excludes seed / pre-revenue)

SMALL OR MEDIUM ENTERPRIZES (SME)

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Criteria

  • Enterprise Value of under R200m
  • Revenue of under R200m
  • Funding stage not relevant
  • Established with positive operating cash flows

MID MARKET COMPANIES

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Criteria

  • Enterprise Value over R200m and under R1.5bn
  • Revenue of over R200m and under R1.5bn
  • Funding stage not relevant
  • Established with positive operating cash flows

LARGE
COMPANIES

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Criteria

  • Enterprise Value over R1.5bn
  • Revenue of over R1.5bn
  • Funding stage not relevant
  • Established with positive operating cash flows

The Judging Process

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Review of nominations

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Shortlist of finalists selected across the four main categories

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Finalists will be interviewed and their operations assessed

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Findings will be presented to the judging panel

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Winners selected by judging panel and announced at the event

Judging Criteria

Nominees must be current portfolio companies or the private equity/venture capital company must have exited in the past 12 months leading up to 10 November 2022. Only the performance of companies during the last 24 months will be considered during the judging process.

Finalists and winners will be selected based on:

  • Evidence of growth, including profit growth and investor returns
  • Job preservation/creation
  • Innovation
  • Environmental impact
  • Social impact
  • Leadership team/reputation

Other differentiating factors will include whether:

  • The nominee is an attractive, distinctive business that stands out amongst peers
  • The company demonstrates skilled execution of particular projects, including product innovation, acquisition, capital investment, international expansion or marketing innovation
  • The business demonstrates evidence of bold and authentic leadership, including the development of a strong, progressive culture and wider contribution to society
  • There is evidence of the positive impact of the private equity/venture capital relationship with the company: ranging from mentorship to new market access and other relevant factors

Judging Panel

SAVCA Awards Craig Beney

Craig Beney

CEO:
Helical Capital Partners

Lynette Ntuli 2019

Lynette Ntuli

Founding Director and CEO:
Innate Investment Solutions

Dr Anthony Costa SAVCA

Dr Anthony Costa

Investment Lead:
RSA Presidency

Dr David Makovah

Dr. David Makovah

 Director:
Tactus Advisory

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Catherine Townsend

Growth Capital Solutions:
RMB

SAVCA Awards Andrew Moffat

Andrew Moffat

Joint Head of Investment Banking:
Investec

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Ketso Gordhan

CEO:
SA SME Fund

Anne Keppler

Anne Keppler

 Regional Director Southern Africa:
DEG

Shainal-Sukha-SAVCA

Shainal Sukha

Managing Director:
Sukha and Associates (Pty) Ltd

Contact Us

Manusha Parshotum
manusha@savca.co.za
+27 11 268 0041

About the Sponsor

Investec

As a Private Equity Fund you can gain access to a range of experts covering lending services which range from corporate borrowing and capital markets advisory, to innovative finance strategies including Equity Structuring and Fund Finance. Regardless of your requirements, our products and services are designed to help grow your business.

Acquisition Finance

offers structuring solutions to part finance the acquisition of underlying investments and provide bespoke debt financing solutions to private equity funds operating in SA or elsewhere in Africa

Fund Finance

originates, structures and provides capital solutions to the private capital funds market from key geographies where we have expertise.

Treasury Sales and Structuring

provides fully integrated risk management and treasury solutions across FX, Money Markets, Interest Rates and Commodities.

Equity Capital Markets

specialise in underwriting and advising companies seeking to raise capital for listed companies as well any subsequent delistings and sell downs by the company and its shareholders.

Corporate Finance

specialises in a wide array of transactions (including sell-side, buy-side and BBBEE) with an extensive client network locally and globally through advisory teams that allow for the origination of value adding transactions for their clients.

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