South African Private Equity Industry (including SME Funding) 2020, Featuring AngelHub Ventures, Newtown Partners and Westbrooke Alternative Asset Management (Pty) Ltd -

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Southern African private equity funds under management grew at a compound annual rate of over 9% over the past two decades. Private equity investments generate financial returns for investors and play a role in stimulating the economy and job creation. Although private equity continues to attract investors seeking access and exposure to unlisted companies with high growth prospects, the asset class remains under-utilised.

While investment opportunities are plentiful in South Africa, the fundraising environment remains extremely challenging, particularly for early stage funds. Role players say that in addition to the unfavourable economic environment, many prospective investors still have a relatively limited understanding of the value of private equity and venture capital. Local pension fund allocations to private equity funds are around 5%, well below the 10% threshold.

Section 12J legislation aimed at stimulating private investment in startups and SMEs by providing tax relief has seen a marked increase in approved 12J venture capital investments. The legislation, which contains a sunset clause ending tax deductions in 2021, is under review. The industry is lobbying Treasury for an extension as these investments have incentivised investment into SME development, which stimulates the domestic economy and helps to create jobs.

This report focuses on the South African Private Equity Industry and includes comprehensive information on the state and size of the industry, influencing factors, corporate actions and issues affecting SME funding. There are profiles of 45 companies including private equity players such as Ethos, Actis, African Rainbow Capital, Brait and Metier. Other profiles include government-owned Industrial Development Corporation and the National Empowerment Fund, industry participants in the SME space such as AngelHub Ventures and Newtown Partners, and Section 12J companies such as Westbrooke and Grovest.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

2. Description of the Industry

2.1. Industry Value Chain

2.2. Geographic Position

3. Size of the Industry

4. State of the Industry

4.1. Local

4.1.1. Corporate Actions

4.1.2. Regulations

4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development

4.2. Continental

4.3. International

5. Influencing Factors

5.1. Economic Environment

5.2. Pension Fund Investment

5.3. Infrastructure Investment

5.4. Responsible Investing

5.5. Impact Investing

5.6. Labour

5.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation

5.8. Cybersecurity

6. Competition

6.1. Barriers to Entry

7. Swot Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References


  • Private Equity Deals In 2019
  • Summary of Notable Players
  • Company Profiles
  • Acorn Private Equity (Pty) Ltd
  • Actis Africa Ltd
  • African Rainbow Capital Investments Ltd
  • Agile Capital (Pty) Ltd
  • Angelhub (Pty) Ltd
  • Boxcars Dozen (Pty) Ltd
  • Brait Se
  • Business Partners Ltd
  • Capitalworks Investment Partners (Pty) Ltd
  • Development Bank of Southern Africa
  • Development Partners International Llp
  • Edge Growth Business Development (Pty) Ltd
  • Epe Capital Partners Ltd
  • Ethos Private Equity (Pty) Ltd
  • Exeo Capital (Sa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Grovest Venture Capital Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Harith General Partners (Pty) Ltd
  • Horizon Equity Partners (Pty) Ltd
  • Hulisani Ltd
  • Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd
  • Intel South Africa Corporation
  • International Finance Corporation
  • Kalon Venture Partners Ltd
  • Knife Capital (Pty) Ltd
  • Kzn Growth Fund Trust
  • Lebashe Investment Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Lereko Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Lucid Ventures (Pty) Ltd
  • Mineworkers Investment Company (Rf) (Pty) Ltd
  • National Empowerment Fund Trust
  • Nedbank Ltd
  • Nesa Venture Capital Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Newtown Partners (Pty) Ltd
  • Novare Equity Partners (Pty) Ltd
  • Old Mutual Private Equity (Division of Old Mutual Investment Group (Pty) Ltd)
  • Pallidus Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Managers (Pty) Ltd
  • Public Investment Corporation Soc Ltd
  • Remgro Ltd
  • Rh Bophelo Ltd
  • Rmb Private Equity (Pty) Ltd
  • Rockwood Private Equity (Pty) Ltd
  • Sanlam Private Equity (Division of Sanlam Investment Management (Pty) Ltd)
  • Sasfin Capital (Pty) Ltd
  • Westbrooke Alternative Asset Management (Pty) Ltd

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