High growth entrepreneurial and medium-sized companies often reach a point whereby they can no longer rely on their initial start-up capital and bank facilities. An injection of equity capital can help entrepreneurs unlock the inherent value of their companies and gain access to some of the wealth they have created.
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.
Sasfin's process – unlocking capital value
High-growth companies with an enterprise value above R50 million often reach a point where they can no longer rely on start-up capital and bank facilities. We invest in the success of the business, sharing in both the risks and the returns.