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ENSafrica is Africa's largest law firm with over 600 practitioners and was established over 100 years ago. The firm has significant experience and specialist expertise that spans all commercial areas of law, tax, forensics and IP and benchmarks itself according to international standards whilst retaining a uniquely African focus.  

The firm offers clients high-quality know-how that covers the:

  • legal, IP and tax systems that relate to each African country
  • practical in-country application of legislative provisions
  • country and regional business investment, risk and economic profiles
  • local cultural and social customs

ENSafrica's key differentiator is that it operates as one firm across Africa, assuring clients of a consistent, high-quality offering and world-class service. Irrespective of how many business areas a transaction spans, work is done at the right level, by the person most qualified to give the client the best advice, resulting in fast turnaround times, and an extremely cost-effective offering.

ENSafrica also offers a comprehensive range of professional services relating to all aspects of private equity and venture capital. The private equity team provides seamless, innovative structuring and transactional advice and is made up of experts in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, international and local corporate tax, banking and finance, securitisation, valuations and regulatory compliance.

The combination of expertise in these areas, the firm's presence across Africa, as well as the private equity team's ability to draw on the experience and expertise of the firm's other professionals in relation to industry-specific transactions, sets ENSafrica apart from competitors.


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Ethos Private Equity

Ethos Private Equity is a leading South African private equity investor.  We were instrumental in establishing the asset class in the region, concluding the: first buyout (1984); first public-to-private deal (1992); first BEE deal (1994); and, first international fund raising (1996).  We are currently investing Ethos Fund VI, with R7.9 billion of committed capital.

Our team consists of 25 dedicated investment professionals with over 150 years of private equity experience.  Ethos distinguishes itself in the South African market by combining financial discipline with value-enhancing strategies, in partnership with portfolio company management teams.  This approach has resulted in an enviable track record of superior returns over our 30-year history.

We specialise in control and joint-control acquisitions and expansion capital, in medium-to-large businesses in South Africa and selectively in sub-Saharan Africa.  To date, we have made 103 investments and successfully exited 89.

Our proven record of understanding businesses and effecting meaningful operational and strategic change has built Ethos' reputation as a constructive, valued equity partner.  Ultimately, we build better businesses.  For more information, visit 


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Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells is a top ten Tier 1 international law firm and we proudly provide our clients with top-quality legal advice at competitive rates. With our solid track record, we are strategically positioned and connected to be your ideal legal partner in Africa and beyond.

Jeff Buckland heads up our private equity practice at Hogan Lovells (South Africa), supported by a highly collaborative team of over 30 experienced and seasoned private equity lawyers across more than 45 offices in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North America.

We offer sophisticated solutions-oriented advice for the full fund life cycle, including advice on fund structuring and formation in multiple jurisdictions; co-funding for an acquisition of a portfolio company involving senior, mezzanine and shareholder (management) debt; structuring and implementing fund acquisitions (including cross-border transactions);  structuring and restructuring  portfolio companies;  structuring and implementing fund disposals and exit strategies; and the dissolution of funds.

Our private equity team has assisted investors, sponsors and management teams with every type of investment fund and in most sectors and in multiple jurisdictions, providing pragmatic and seamless legal advice on every aspect relating to investment funds and over the entire fund life-cycle. Together with our global M&A colleagues and our dedicated Africa practice comprising more than 1000 transactional lawyers we have over the past three years advised on transactions around the world with a total transaction value exceeding US$500 billion, including significant transactions in many countries on the African continent.

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Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking

Nedbank CIB is the wholesale banking arm of Nedbank Group, one of the four largest banking groups in South Africa. NCIB delivers a full spectrum of corporate and investment banking solutions. The scope of our investment banking stretches from debt advisory and long-term project financing to equity trading and investment and research.

NCIB’s Private Equity offering is one of southern Africa’s leading private equity investors. Its core investment focus is to participate in ‘management buy-outs’ and ‘management buy-ins’ primarily of unlisted companies, which have an established track record of profitability and exhibit positive earnings growth prospects. In this regard, the team seeks to partner with entrepreneurs and management teams by investing upwards of R50 million in individual transactions. NCIB Private Equity operates like an independent private equity fund manager that invests capital directly off the Nedbank Group’s balance sheet, giving it the advantage of not being constrained by the usual investment and/or disposal time horizon pressures.

In turn, our Leveraged Finance franchise offers a comprehensive funding solution that includes arranging, underwriting, structuring, funding and syndication of acquisition finance, leveraged debt and structured finance transactions.

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Rockwood is an African Private Equity Fund Manager which focuses on taking substantial equity positions in medium to large companies with experienced management teams. Such companies should preferably have excellent profit histories and/or good growth opportunities as well as be number owe or two in their industries. Rockwood supports its portfolio companies' ambitions to expand and increase their presence in sub-Saharan Africa through the provision of strategic input and financing. This has been achieved through organic growth, new contract wins and acquisitions in, for example Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Nigeria, Uganda, Angola, Ghana, Guinea and Kenya. The Rockwood team forms strong relationships with the management teams of its portfolio companies and works closely with them in determining their strategy and implementing value-enhancing initiatives. The Rockwood Private Equity team spun-out of Absa Capital in December 2013, supported by Harbourvest, Coller Capital and Sentinel Pension Fund.



Webber Wentzel

Webber Wentzel is one of South Africa’s leading law firms providing clients with innovative solutions to their most complex legal issues. The firm’s collaborative alliance with Linklaters provides clients access to market leading support through Linklaters’ English Law, New York Law, Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone capability. Webber Wentzel draws on its network of best friend law firms and its associate membership of the Africa Legal Network (ALN) to supplement this offering with on-the-ground support.




CNBC Africa

CNBC Africa is the continents' leading business and financial news network providing fast, accurate, unbiased and actionable information to business leaders, investors and the financial services industry across sub-Saharan Africa. CNBC Africa is the only channel in Africa broadcasting business news to 48 African countries, 24 hours a day.  Presented by experiences anchors and journalists from across the continent, it is essential viewing for those who want to understand the business of Africa.





Maitland is a global advisory and administration group with over $280 billion in assets under administration.

Maitland offers independent third-party fund administration to managers of pension funds, mutual funds, hedge funds and private equity & real estate funds. Our services extend across all fund types, strategies and investment styles. We operate at the highest technological and governance levels. We integrate best-of-breed technology to provide automated front, middle and back-office administration services to our clients.

Private equity & real estate

Maitland has a dedicated team of professionals providing specialised PERE fund services. The team comprises CPAs, lawyers, company-secretarial specialists, senior administrators and business analysts who provide an end-to-end full-service PERE administration solution to general partners and boards of directors. Using SunGard’s leading Investran technology, we provide:

• fund formation • fund accounting • fund operation • investor services • administration and accounting for special purpose vehicles (SPV) • General Partner administration services


Development Partners International  
DPI is a US$1.1 billion Africa-focused private equity firm that invests in companies benefiting from the fast-growing emerging middle class in Africa. Founded in 2007, DPI’s investment process combines rigorous analysis with comprehensive due diligence. The firm seeks out compelling investment opportunities and aims to obtain exclusive terms, rational pricing and strong influence. The investment philosophy places great importance on working closely with the funds’ portfolio companies to create value while looking for attractive exit opportunities throughout the funds’ investment period. Through its rich mix of complementary capabilities, regional "on the ground" knowledge and language skills, DPI is able to offer a detailed understanding of the operational and transactional issues of investing in the African continent. DPIcurrently advises two pan-African private equity funds, African DevelopmentPartners I and African Development Partners II.   dpilarge logo




Old Mutual Alternative Investments

Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI) is the largest private alternative investment manager in Africa, with approximately US$5 bn assets under management. We manage investments in private equity, infrastructure and a range of impact funds. We invest in developing businesses and communities through our involvement in assets across economic and social infrastructure, renewable energy, affordable housing, education and private equity.
We focus on growing our investors’ wealth, while providing them with the valuable opportunity to actively contribute towards creating a more prosperous, sustainable South Africa. We have a track record of generating superior long-term returns, offering attractive alternative sources of returns primarily to institutional investors.

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Afrasia Bank

A regional banking force with global reach

Based in Mauritius with representation in key markets, AfrAsia Bank Limited serves the Africa-Asia trade corridor,combining its strengths and expertise across four core divisions:

  • Private Banking/Wealth Management
  • Corporate and Investment Banking
  • Global Business
  • Treasury

Since inception, AfrAsia Bank has expanded through a combination of organic growth and a series of strategic acquisitions. Our core activities are in Mauritius, RSA, and UK, with marketing capabilities in Singapore, France and Switzerland.

AfrAsia Bank Limited’s core banking and transactional capabilities are in Mauritius along with representative offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg and London.
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King & Wood Mallesons

From fund formation to buyouts, investments, exits and secondaries, King & Wood Mallesons is at the heart of the private equity industry, with one of the largest integrated private equity teams in the world. Formed through the visionary combination of the Asian powerhouse with SJ Berwin's superior capabilities in Europe and the Middle East, we are the only firm in the world able to practise English, US, European, PRC, Hong Kong and Australian law, and have an unrivalled ability to connect clients with opportunities in and out of the world's key growth markets.



Marsh is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, and its success is driven by teaming up with clients to define, design, and deliver innovative industry-specific solutions. With an extensive footprint of more 130 countries worldwide, Marsh is able to service cross-industry clients of various sizes, in different geographical locations and varying risk exposures. Closer to home, Marsh Africa combines on–the-ground knowledge and experience with unparalleled access to global resources, supported by over 1 200 colleagues across the African continent.
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Ata Capital

Ata Capital Proprietary Limited is a majority black owned and managed fund Management Company established to carry out the business of attracting and managing private and institutional investor capital.

Ata’s primary investment focus is non-traditional alternative asset classes that deliver a unique proposition and superior returns to investors. The company follows a growth approach that:

  • Identifies deep-value market opportunities;
  • Identifies the relevant skills required to exploit such opportunities; and
  • Builds an appropriate fund strategy

Ata currently manages three funds, our BEE Value Funds, Ata Fund I and Ata Fund II and; Ata Resources Fund I.

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Capitalworks is an independent alternative asset manager concentrating on Sub-Saharan Africa. With more than US$515 million under management, Capitalworks specialises in partnering with management teams and entrepreneurs to build exceptional businesses.
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Risk Capital Advisors

Risk Capital Advisors is the market leader in advising on and structuring insurance solutions for transaction risks in South Africa and Africa.


RH Managers Proprietary Limited


RH Managers Proprietary Limited is a Fund Manager managing the R1.6 bn Razorite Healthcare and Rehabilitation Fund.  The Fund focuses on investments in healthcare infrastructure, providing accessible and affordable quality healthcare..

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Convergence Partners

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Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

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Adept Advisory
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