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SAVCA PE Conference 2024 Sponsors

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PE Conference 2024 Sponsors

Tier 1

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Benchmark International

Benchmark International is a global Mergers and Acquisitions firm, specializing in mid-market company transactions. From 14 offices across the world, our unique and dynamic sell-side advisory presents clients and acquirers with unparalleled global coverage, enabling access to both local and international opportunities through our exclusive databases and business intelligence facilities.   

With over 350 dealmakers and analysts spread across 3 continents, Benchmark has managed engagements in excess of USD 10 billion in various industries globally. In 2023, we were honoured as the Best Global Middle Market M&A Specialists by M&A Today, Global Awards.   

In line with SAVCA’s 2024 conference theme of ‘Synergy with Collaboration’, we pride ourselves in our foundational strengths, which are deeply rooted in fostering collaborative relationships and creating synergistic partnerships. Our expertise lies in a profound comprehension of market dynamics and the capability to discern evolving transaction objectives. This enables us to craft strategies that are not only adaptable but are also focused on harnessing the collective strengths of all parties involved. By emphasizing collaboration and synergy, we aim to achieve successful outcomes that are mutually beneficial and exceed the expectations of our clients. 

Benchmark’s focus is on connecting the right people with the right opportunities. In 2023 alone, 190 deals were concluded, reinforcing the firm’s reputation as a trusted partner for mid-market companies seeking growth, wealth diversification, and exit strategies. 

If you are looking to transact in mid-market companies, we invite you to tap into our global expertise and partner with us for attractive deal-sourcing or equity disposal opportunities. 

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KPMG

In collaboration with the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA), we are dedicated to empowering your ventures with precision, integrity, and unmatched expertise.

At KPMG, trust is our cornerstone, measured through professional excellence, integrity, and societal impact. Our unwavering commitment to excellence upholds the highest standards, ensuring you receive exceptional results in a constantly evolving landscape. Beyond financial performance, we strive to make a lasting contribution to society, navigating challenges and promoting sustainable development.

Through KPMG’s Deal Advisory services, you’ll gain access to a team of seasoned professionals dedicated to helping you achieve your strategic objectives. Whether you’re buying or selling a business, undertaking a merger, or embarking on an IPO, our experts are here to guide you through every stage of the process.

Together, let’s shape the future of venture capital and private equity in Southern Africa.

For more information about KPMG, visit our website at www.kpmg.co.za

RLabs SAVCA 2024

RLabs

Established in 2009 in the vibrant Cape Flats of Cape Town, South Africa, RLabs stands as a globally acknowledged social enterprise, committed to sparking significant change and fostering growth. Our mission is to cultivate dynamic environments that act as powerful catalysts for transformation, empowerment, and advancement. Harnessing the power of HOPE, technology, innovation, and economic opportunities, RLabs has made an indelible impact, touching over 60 million lives across 24 countries and five continents.

RLabs Capital represents a transformative phase in our evolution, distinguishing itself as the first investment firm rooted in a township. This groundbreaking positioning is part of a strategic initiative aimed at propelling RLabs to the forefront as a prime developer of high-impact technology ventures and investments in emerging markets. Our vision for the next decade is clear and ambitious.

At the core of RLabs Capital is a deep-seated commitment to cultivating entrepreneurial talent across Africa. We are dedicated to elevating projects originating from marginalized communities, ensuring representation and support for minority groups, and placing a special emphasis on youth and women-led enterprises. Our approach is not just about investment; it's about fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship that resonates from the township to the global stage. 

Join us at RLabs in this pioneering journey, where investment meets impact, and where the entrepreneurial spirit of Africa finds a powerful platform for growth and global influence.

Tier 2

Harith SAVCA 2024

Harith

Harith General Partners was founded in 2006, and is a leading Pan-African investor in, and developer of infrastructure assets across the continent. Harith currently manages the US$630 million PAIDF I and the US$435 million PAIDF II, among others. Leveraging on its extensive experience and  expertise in the PE sector, as well as infrastructure-funding and development on the continent, Harith is currently raising the $300 million Pan African Renewable Energy Fund (PAREF), targeting first close in 2024.

Harith’s investment thesis is born out of the conviction that infrastructure-led economic growth has the power to transform Africa, while creating and sustaining value for our investors and other societal stakeholders.

Among Harith’s key investments are significant shareholdings in Lanseria International Airport in South Africa, Lake Turkana Wind Power in Kenya (the biggest wind power project in Africa), Henri Konan Bédié Bridge in Côte d’Ivoire, Community Investments Venture Holdings (CIVH) which provides fibre optic and other ICT solutions in South Africa through Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) and Vumatel.

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Verdant Capital

Verdant Capital is a leading investment bank and investment manager operating on a Pan-African basis and specialising in private capital markets. It boasts offices in Johannesburg, Ebene, Accra, Harare, Kampala, Kinshasa and Frankfurt. It is licenced by the Financial Services Commission in Mauritius, authorised by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority in South Africa (FSP 44608), and is a BaFin-registered AIFM. www.verdant-cap.com

Verdant Capital is the manager of the Verdant Capital Hybrid Fund, a fund investing hybrid capital into inclusive financial institutions on a pan-African basis.

Verdant Capital Hybrid Fund is investing in inclusive financial institutions on a pan-African basis with a focus on digitally enabled financial institutions providing services to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. The Fund investing in hybrid capital instruments including subordinated debt, mezzanine instruments, preference shares and stapled investment structures. The fund has a size of USD 36 million as at first closing in December 2021 (target of USD 100 million at final closing in 2024).

Verdant Capital was No.4 in Pan-Africa (ex-South Africa) in M&A by deal volume in 2022 (DealMakers Africa League tables). Verdant Capital is Africa Global Funds’ best independent advisory firm - Pan Africa - in 2021 and 2022 and Private Equity Africa’s best Local Financial Advisor of the year 2021, 2022 and best Local Financial Advisor of the Decade.

Verdant Capital is the IMAP partner firm for its region. IMAP with 40 partner firms in 40 countries, with 500 M&A bankers, and completing over 250 M&A transactions per year, is the World’s largest M&A partnership. www.imap.com

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Willis Towers Watson (Risk Capital)

Willis Towers Watson (WTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 45,000 employees serving more than 140 countries and markets.

WTW’s M&A team bring a unique combination of risk expertise and deep understanding of human capital and organisational culture to your deal. We draw on experience from more than 2,000 M&A and private equity transactions every year globally, to help our clients achieve both short and long-term success. Given our volume, we generate significant leverage with the global M&A insurance market.

Tier 3

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Jersey Finance

Jersey Finance is a not-for-profit organisation that works closely with key partners to represent and promote Jersey as a forward-thinking international finance centre (IFC). We have a presence in Jersey, London, Dubai, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, New York, Shanghai and Singapore.

Jersey’s relationship with Africa is broad, deep and based on shared interests. Our Island acts as an investment gateway for African investors to the UK, European and global markets.

As an award-winning IFC, we look forward to a continued relationship with financial services professionals and partners in Africa, providing investors with opportunities to effect positive change and make a difference with their capital.

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PE Front Office

PE Front Office is a one-stop solution that is tailored to meet the evolving needs of Private Debt, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Fund of Funds, and Limited Partners. PEFO empowers investment professionals across 15 countries and 150+ firms to Simplify Work and Enhance Productivity.

PE Front Office is a comprehensive and modular solution that drives operational efficiency across the Private Capital Investment Lifecycle. The solution suite includes Deal Flow, Investment Management, Portfolio Monitoring, Fundraising, Capital Call Management, Investor Reporting, Investor Portal, and Fund Management.

This is further augmented by Risk and Compliance Management, Tasks and Meetings Management, Document Management with DocuSign integration, Outlook/Gmail Plugins, Mobile Apps, and in-built Reports with detailed Analytics.

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27Four SAVCA 2023

27four Investment Managers

27four is an innovative South African investment manager, investing capital into private markets opportunities for many leading institutional investors for the dual goals of stellar financial returns and social impact. The firm has raised and allocated over R3bn under private markets mandates since 2017 through both fund of funds and direct strategies. 27four has partnered with the Jobs Fund, The Department of Science and Innovation and USAID to achieve social impact in the form of job creation, development of South African technology, and the advancement of women in private markets. 27four also backs first time black and women fund managers in private markets.

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Thesele Group SAVCA 2024

Thesele Group

Thesele Group (Thesele), two decades marked by Honour, Accomplishment. Leadership, and Transformation milestones.

Established in 2004 by Sello Moloko and Thabo Leeuw, Thesele is a wholly black-owned investment holding company, with a diverse portfolio spanning Financial Services, Energy & Water Infrastructure, ICT, Automotive, and Property. Thesele's investments include M&G Investments, DG Capital, Probe Group Holdings, Mortimer Thesele Holdings, Bluu Car Rental, Knowledge Integration Dynamics, Vexila, Talbot, and Crown Homes.

Thesele, backed by a skilled investment team, showcases an impressive track record and an in-depth understanding of the local investment landscape. The investment strategy focuses on identifying and deploying risk capital to suitable opportunities and partnering with management teams and co-investors leading to substantial growth over two decades.

The Thesele Foundation, a shareholder of Thesele, operates independently as a public benefit organization disbursing funds to deserving causes, particularly in Education, Training, and Entrepreneurship. The Foundation places a special emphasis on initiatives benefiting women and children in disadvantaged communities.

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Caveat Legal SAVCA 2024

CaveatLegal

Caveat innovates away from the traditional law firm model, providing specialist M&A work at competitive rates. With access to 50+ lawyers from SA's top firms, Caveat clients have access to experience and skills across all commercial fields, without the burden of hiring in-house lawyers or the cost of briefing traditional firms.

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RealFin SAVCA 2024

RealFin

RealFin has been a trusted partner to some of SA’s leading alternative asset fund managers for more than a decade. We provide choice in the domestic alternative investment industry, by giving fund managers a complete service offering. Our clients range from larger industry players to smaller boutique fund managers.

In an ever-changing legislative environment, specialist skills are required to ensure compliance. RealFin’s bespoke structuring skills sets us apart from the rest, providing innovative solutions to our fund managers.

As a flexible fund administration company, we couple experienced teams with best-in-class software, to create admin solutions tailored to your needs.

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BCG SAVCA 2024

Boston Consulting Group

Founded in 1963, and with offices in over 50 countries, BCG’s diverse, global team comprising of 30 000 plus people bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives that provide clients with management consulting solutions. BCG empowers organisations to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage and drive positive societal impact.

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Werksmans Attorneys

Established in the early 1900s, Werksmans Attorneys is a leading South African corporate and commercial law firm distinguished by the people, clients and work that we attract and retain.

Our multi-faceted and leading specialists constitute over 200 lawyers in over 22 areas of law.

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Ata Capital

Ata Capital, is a top private equity firm, focused on sustainable stakeholder impact and transformative growth. Majority black-owned and managed by seasoned professionals, it structures diverse investments for superior returns and positive societal impact. Ata Capital is a proud winner of the 2021 and 2022 ABSIP National Award for Best Private Equity Fund.

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KZN Growth Fund SAVCA 2024

KZN Growth Fund

Established in 2008 by the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) as a key strategic initiative to accelerate Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE), job creation, and economic growth in the KZN Province. KZN Growth Fund (KGFT) was structured as a unique public-private partnership venture to finance medium to large private sector projects. The main stimulus is to co-fund and or fund catalytic investments within impact industries as governed by KGFT’s mandate and investment policy. The key features of the KGFT's current portfolio of projects evidences the Fund's commitment to addressing the challenges of industrialisation, increasing local content, value addition or beneficiation, infrastructure development, skills development and entrepreneurship development. Currently, the organisation boasts a very attractive pipeline of projects throughout the Province that are undergoing initial appraisal and detailed due diligence, some of which will be disbursed soon. To get in touch with us please go to our website www.kzngrowthfund.co.za or email us at info@kzngf.co.za

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Baker & McKenzie

Working alongside lawyers from across the Baker McKenzie network, our South Africa team advises governments, domestic and multinational companies, project sponsors, banks and other financial institutions on the full spectrum of legal issues and can deliver practical, innovative solutions that meet your legal and business needs.

ENS Africa SAVCA 2024

ENS Africa

ENS, With offices in Eastern, Southern and Western Africa, offers expertise in legal, tax, forensics, and IP matters across Eastern, Southern, and Western Africa. Recognised by prestigious international ranking agencies like Chambers Global, we excel in handling complex requirements efficiently, earning a reputation as the pre-eminent firm with comprehensive multi-jurisdictional capabilities.

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Jersey Finance

Jersey Finance is a not-for-profit organisation that works closely with key partners to represent and promote Jersey as a forward-thinking international finance centre. Jersey’s relationship with Africa is broad and deep. Our Island acts as an investment gateway for African investors to the UK, European and global markets.

Marsh SAVCA 2024

Marsh

Marsh is the world's leading insurance broker and risk advisor. With more than 45,000 colleagues operating in over 130 countries, Marsh serves commercial and individual clients with data-driven risk solutions and advisory services. Marsh is a business of Marsh McLennan, the world's leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. Marsh's Private Equity and M&A (PEMA) practice is comprised of over 350 specialists experienced in insurance, M&A, corporate law, taxation, investment banking, and accounting. They provide comprehensive advice and support at every stage of the deal and company lifecycle, helping organizations mitigate risk and achieve successful outcomes during transactions.

Riscura SAVCA 2023

RisCura Holdings SA

RisCura’s Alternative Investment Services is the leading provider of independent valuation, due diligence, risk and performance analysis and advisory services to investors in unlisted assets. With 15 years’ experience, we work in partnership with our clients to deliver the transparency and accountability that is increasingly demanded by investors and auditors.

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Webber Wentzel

We are the leading full-service law firm on the African continent, providing clients with seamless, tailored and commercially minded business solutions within record times. Our alliance with Linklaters and our relationships with outstanding law firms across Africa ensures our clients have the best expertise wherever they do business.

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RH Managers SAVCA 2023

RH Managers

RH Managers, FSP 44811 manages R3.5bn in funds. The private investment firm focuses on investing in healthcare infrastructure, providing accessible and affordable quality healthcare to the RSA population. While delivering support and enterprise development initiative through dynamic, tailor-made, practical business and entrepreneurship education across a spectrum of specialty healthcare projects and businesses.

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Oakland Administrators SAVCA 2023

Oakland Administrators

Oakland provides tailored CFO services for the unique demands of private equity, offering customizable solutions for diverse clients, from boutique firms to established players. Benefits include strategic insights, accurate reporting, data-driven decision-making, and improved investor relations. Services encompass portfolio management, strategic guidance, performance tracking, and compliance assurance to optimize investments and ensure regulatory compliance, fostering trust and confidence.

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PE Front Office

PE Front Office is a one-stop solution that is tailored to meet the evolving needs of Private Debt, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Fund of Funds, and Limited Partners. PEFO empowers investment professionals across 15 countries and 150+ firms to Simplify Work and Enhance Productivity.

PE Front Office is a comprehensive and modular solution that drives operational efficiency across the Private Capital Investment Lifecycle. The solution suite includes Deal Flow, Investment Management, Portfolio Monitoring, Fundraising, Capital Call Management, Investor Reporting, Investor Portal, and Fund Management.

This is further augmented by Risk and Compliance Management, Tasks and Meetings Management, Document Management with DocuSign integration, Outlook/Gmail Plugins, Mobile Apps, and in-built Reports with detailed Analytics.

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Willis Towers Watson (Risk Capital)

Willis Towers Watson (WTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 45,000 employees serving more than 140 countries and markets.

WTW’s M&A team bring a unique combination of risk expertise and deep understanding of human capital and organisational culture to your deal. We draw on experience from more than 2,000 M&A and private equity transactions every year globally, to help our clients achieve both short and long-term success. Given our volume, we generate significant leverage with the global M&A insurance market.

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