Sasfin Private Equity unit backs management teams with a track record to grow their businesses further. The unit actively seeks minority equity stakes in such companies ensuring that the owner-managed culture remains strong in the business. Sasfin Private Equity investment philosophy is to proactively assist with and drive strategy design and execution, with a measure of active involvement in the business.
If necessary, suitable industry experts and appropriate co-investors may be recommended and introduced into the transaction (with all stakeholders' consent) so at to ensure that the growth potential and objectives are indeed achieved. We offer an on-balance-sheet fund in which Sasfin commits proprietary funds to the investee company. Capital deployed per deal ranges from R10m to R40m.
Sasfin Private Equity has a particular interest in the emergence of financial technology (fintech) having successfully invested into Silicon Valley-based robo-advisor, Jemstep, which was subsequently sold to Invesco in January 2016.