Bidvest Group Ltd.
AUM : $2 billion
A leading South African services, trading and distribution group established in 1988.
We operate in the areas of consumer and industrial products, electrical products, financial services, freight management, office and print solutions, outsourced hard and soft services, travel and aviation services and automotive retailing.
Listed on the JSE Limited and with roots firmly established in South Africa, we consistently broaden our product offering through organic and acquisitive growth in local as well as select niche international markets.
Areas of Expertise
Consumer and industrial products, electrical products, financial services, freight management, office and print solutions, outsourced hard and soft services, travel and aviation services and automotive retailing.
CBO Investment Management
AUM : $150 million
CBO Investment Management is a West Africa focused Investment Manager that advises on investments, and manages funds on behalf of institutions, private clients, the African diaspora and retail investors.
CBO has committed to eight investments and exited six, delivering positive returns to investors. We are focused on recycling ‘African Funding for African Business’ and using such to generate further foreign direct investment. In line with this mission, CBO is actively investing and raising a USD 150 million vehicle, the CBO Growth Private Equity Investments Fund that is focused on SME investments within the West African sub-region.
CBO is headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria and has an operational/ monitoring team of 17 investment professionals and support staff. The company is a member of the Africa Venture Capital Association and is a Fund Manager that is registered with and regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria.
Areas of Expertise
Agri-business, manufacturing, technology, energy, real estate, and social infrastructure sectors.
AUM : $2.2 billion
Since our founding in 1992 originally within J.P. Morgan & Co., Corsair has been a pioneer private equity investor in the global financial services sector.
Milestone investments include providing the first private sector investment in the Swedish mutual banking sector; leading the largest US bank recapitalization during the financial crisis; and being the first financial sponsor to support a strategic acquisition of an FDIC resolved institution.
Areas of expertise
Mena Capital Partners
Description: MENA Capital Partners (MCP), an intermediary on the stock exchange, aims to provide all services related to the investment and financing needs of companies.
Supported by a shareholding composed of Tunisian and international investors, our teams are made up of finance professionals with expertise in the MENA zone and from the best institutions in the world.
The investment selection method developed by MCP, its rigorous risk management policy and the quality of the services offered will attract a clientele of national and international investors in search of sound advice.
For companies, we also offer services related to raising capital. Added to this is a consulting service to accompany them daily in their activities. These activities allow us to sustainably register in the economic landscape of the region.
Key Areas of Expertise:
MCP Safe Fund
MCP Equity Fund
MCP CEA Fund
AUM : $5.5 billion
Olympus Partners LP is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in financing late venture, expansion capital, later stage, mature, middle market, management buyouts, development capital, leveraged buyouts, mezzanine, recapitalization, PIPEs, growth capital, mergers and acquisitions, senior and subordinated debt, turnarounds, private financings of public companies, late-stage growth capital transactions, going private transactions, and divestitures.
The firm does not invest in seed or early stage and is focuses on investments in North America including United States.
The firm typically invests $30 million for venture capital and growth capital deals to $300 million or more for buyouts in companies with sales value between $$20 million and $1000 million, and EBITDA values between $15 million and $125 million. It can either take a controlling stake or a minority ownership position in a company depending on capital and liquidity requirements of the company. The firm seeks to take Board seats in the portfolio companies.
It typically holds its investments between three years and seven years. Olympus Partners was founded in 1988 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut
Areas of expertise
Business services, healthcare services, industrial and packaging, manufacturing services, logistics and transportation services, consumer products and services, consumer and restaurant, software and information technology services, and financial services.
Paladin Capital Group
AUM : $1 billion
Paladin Capital Group is an investment firm specializing in fund of funds and direct investments and was founded in 2001 and is based in Washington, District of Columbia with additional offices in New York, New York London, Silicon Valley and Palo Alto, California.
For direct investments, it specializes in investing across all stages of a company life-cycle including start-ups, early venture, mid venture, late venture, acquisitions, growth capital, and expansion capital investments.
For fund of fund investments, the firm invests in venture capital and private equity funds.
It will not consider investments in real estate, oil and gas companies, hostile takeovers, companies with anti-worker history or philosophy, and pooled investment vehicles.
It seeks to invest at the market entry stage in disruptive technology companies who solve important customer problems in both private and public sector markets.
The firm seeks to invest across the globe from Silicon Valley to Brazil. It prefers to invest between $2 million and $30 million in its portfolio companies in companies having annual sales of $500 million. It may also consider co-investing as part of a syndicate.
Areas of expertise
Information technology, telecommunications, cyber security, enterprise mobility, mobile broadband, alternative energy, and companies that offer high-tech solutions for the N.S.A. and other intelligence agencies.
Within alternative energy, it focuses on investments in alternative fuels, bio-fuels, renewable energy generation technologies, solar infrastructure, and energy management and storage.
Within bio-fuels sector, the firm targets operational assets which fit strategically with its existing bio-fuels platforms in the United States and Brazil.
It also invests in critical infrastructure and homeland security elements such as mesh networks, information technology services, data storage, business process software, network management software, detection, biometrics, search software, electronic/network hardware, network security, communications interoperability and reconstruction, biological/chemical/radiological remediation, protective equipment, asset tracking, digital security, container security, semiconductors, wireless infrastructure, mobile applications, bio-defense, life sciences, networking, security, storage, communications, financial services, and data analysis sectors.
The firm also seeks to invest in industrial manufacturing, educational services, media, environment, and healthcare services sectors. It seeks to invest in the United States and Canada.