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Ethos concludes investment into South African analytics firm

Engineering News, 06 Aug 2019

Ethos Mid Market Fund concludes investment into market-leading South African analytics firm

Ethos media release, 06 Aug 2019

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Ethos Mid Market Fund I invests into Echo

Ethos media release, 28 Feb 2018

Ethos Mid Market Fund I (‘EMMF I’), today announced the closing of a c.31% investment into South African-based corporate Internet Service Provider (‘ISP’), Echo.
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Private equity consortium invests into supplier of corporate and promotional apparel

Ethos media release, 09 Oct 2017

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Kevro snapped up by private equity consortium

CNBC Africa, 10 Oct 2017

Ethos eyes final close on mid-market fund

Private Equity International, 20 Sep 2017

South Africa-based Ethos Private Equity is looking to hold a final close on just over 2 billion rand ($151 million; €126 million) for its debut mid-market fund in the second half of this year, Private Equity International has learned.
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RMI & RIM invest behind Ethos’ alternative asset growth strategy

Ethos media release, 19 Sep 2017

Ethos Private Equity (‘Ethos’ or the ‘Firm’) is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement with RMI Investment Managers (‘RMI’) and Royal Investment Managers (‘RIM’) — together the ‘RMI & RIM Consortium’ — in [...]
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Local is lekker again for House of Busby

Business Times: Sunday Times, 02 Jul 2017

Most of the group's 21 brands are international, but CEO Mark Sardi says the group will not acquire any more licensing rights for international brands
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How private equity offers big returns

Business Day, 29 Jun 2017

Survey shows investors pocketed R18.3bn, or a whopping 123.2%, more than in 2015.
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Private equity continues to meet evolving market needs

FA News, 05 Jun 2017

The recent increased volatility in the global market has influenced an uptick in changes to the way many financial sectors operate - and private equity is no exclusion. Amid global concerns about currency instability and sluggish economic g [...]
Through its investment in The Beverage Company, Ethos Acquires South African Carbonated Drinks Business – Little Green Beverages

Ethos media release, 24 Apr 2017

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Ethos finds an Eazi margin of safety

DealMakers Gold Medal Issue 2016, 27 Feb 2017

Globally the importance of safety compliance in several high-risk industries is no longer in question. Numerous accident and incident investigations identify the lack of compliance with regulations, rules, and governing procedures as a cent [...]
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Private equity in SA: fruitful partnerships

Daily News Bulletin, 27 Feb 2017

A key consensus in the private equity community is that significant scope exists for private equity and venture capital managers to partner with businesses for growth, expansion and value creation in Southern Africa. This was a central them [...]
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Insights from Private Equity in Southern Africa Conference

Ventureburn, 23 Feb 2017

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) recently held the annual Private Equity in Southern Africa Conference. The event was centred around “Fruitful Partnerships,” which looks at private equity and v [...]
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Born Free: Ethos Mid Market Fund I successfully closes first three investments

Ethos media release, 03 Feb 2017

Ethos Mid Market Fund I successfully closes first three investments.
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First Close: Ethos Mid Market Fund I

Ethos media release, 21 Nov 2016

First close for Ethos Mid Market Fund I. This critical milestone means that we are now ‘open for business’ and able to deploy capital.
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The Changemakers

Private Equity International, 01 Sep 2016

More than 30 years after it was founded, Ethos Private Equity is still a pioneering force in the industry in South Africa. CEO Stuart MacKenzie discusses the firm’s latest endeavours.
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Ethos Private Equity

SAVCA : Newsletter, 29 Jul 2016

Ethos Private Equity made headlines this month with its announcement that it would be listing Ethos Capital Partners on the JSE. Interest in the listing of the permanent capital raising vehicle saw investors committing R1.1bn ahead of its I [...]
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ETHOS AIMS FOR R2BN FROM JSE LISTING

Sunday Times, 17 Jul 2016

Ethos Private Equity will list Ethos Capital on the JSE next month with the aim of raising R2-billion from the initial public offering.
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ETHOS CAPITAL – INTENTION TO FLOAT ANNOUNCEMENT

Ethos Media Release, 18 Jul 2016

Ethos Capital announces its intention to float on the JSE Main Board
Ethos Capital to float on the JSE main board
Ethos Capital to float on the JSE main board

CNBC Africa, 18 Jul 2016

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ETHOS CONFIRMS PLANNED EXIT OF BRANDCORP TO BIDVEST GROUP

Ethos Media Release, 17 Jun 2016

Ethos confirms that following a competitive sales process it has entered into an agreement with The Bidvest Group Limited which, subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions precedent, will result in the sale of Brandcorp Holdings (Prop [...]
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EATON TOWERS ANNOUNCES SALE OF TOWER PORTFOLIO IN SOUTH AFRICA TO ATC SOUTH AFRICA

Eaton Towers Media Release, 01 Jun 2016

Eaton Towers Group, a leading independent African tower company announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its South African towers to ATC South Africa for an undisclosed sum.
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SA PRIVATE EQUITY RECORDS A DECADE OF MARKET OUTPERFORMANCE

SAVCA Media Release, 05 May 2016

The performance of this alternative asset class justifies its role in a diversified, institutional portfolio, says SAVCA.
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THE STILL-LIMITED EXPOSURE TO PRIVATE EQUITY A MISSED OPPORTUNITY FOR SOUTHERN AFRICAN PENSION FUNDS

SAVCA Media Release, 19 Apr 2016

A recently released survey report by the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA), titled New Frontiers, has established that the allocation by pension funds in Southern Africa to private equity remains limite [...]
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PRIVATE EQUITY ROUTE VS JSE

African Independant - Business, 04 Mar 2016

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) remains the largest and undisputed gateway for investors seeking to capitalise on the growing consumer market and mineral resources’ endowment on the continent.
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SAVCA COMMENTS ON SOUTH AFRICA’S BUDGET 2016

SAVCA Media Release, 25 Feb 2016

Budget speech commentary by the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA)
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PRIVATE EQUITY IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: DEALING IN ABUNDANCE

FA News, 17 Feb 2016

Private equity in Southern Africa experienced steady deal flow and exit activity in 2015 and, with a number of private equity houses having announced successful fundraising programmes, the industry is well positioned to back new deals in th [...]
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EMPEA APPOINTS ANDRÉ ROUX AS SENIOR ADVISOR AND AFRICA COUNCIL CHAIR

EMPEA Media Release, 10 Feb 2016

EMPEA, the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets, announces today that it has appointed André Roux to serve as a Senior Advisor to the organization and Chair of its Africa Council.
Private equity investors continue to add value in Africa

CNBC Africa, 05 Feb 2016

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ETHOS EXITS CQS TO JSE-LISTED ADAPT IT

Ethos Media Release, 26 Jan 2016

Ethos, a leading South African private equity investor, has announced the sale of its investment in leading, niche technology company, CQS Investment Holdings (CQS) to JSE-listed Adapt IT.
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ETHOS ACQUIRES MAJORITY STAKE IN THE EAZI GROUP

Ethos Media Release, 25 Jan 2016

Ethos, a leading South African private equity investor, today announced an investment into The Eazi Group, Africa’s market leader in the rental, sale and servicing of work-at-height and material handling solutions, including access platfo [...]
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Ethos of South Africa Adds AutoZone Stake in Private Equity Deal

Bloomberg, 21 Jan 2016

Ethos Private Equity Ltd. bought a controlling stake in South African closely held automotive-parts retailer AutoZone, the fourth investment through its 7.9 billion rand ($682 million) Fund VI.
Video: Private equity industry in SA

CNBC, 13 Jan 2016

he South African private equity industry has delivered healthy returns for investors, according to the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. CEO, Erika van der Merwe joins Moneyline for a broad discussion on this.
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ETHOS SELLS OUT OF TRANSACTION CAPITAL AT NEW HIGH

Global Capital, 08 Dec 2015

Ethos Private Equity launched today the sale of its last shares in Transaction Capital, the Johannesburg-listed commercial finance company, as an accelerated bookbuild.
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ALTERNATIVE ASSETS – HEALTHY PERFORMANCE

Today's Trustee, 26 Nov 2015

Now a well-developed and sophisticated industry, Erika van der Merwe* believes that private equity provides rewarding returns for a range of investors and benefits for the broader economy.
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SA TAXI PLANS TO BUILD ITS OWN PANEL BEATER

Moneyweb, 24 Nov 2015

With plans to build the largest panel beater in South Africa and enter the metred taxi environment, taxi financier Transaction Capital says its defensive businesses are well positioned to grow even in tough economic conditions.
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WACO – POSTPONEMENT OF PRIVATE PLACEMENT AND LISTING

SENS - Johannesburg Stock Exchange, 15 Oct 2015

Further to the pre-listing statement dated 5 October 2015, interested investors are advised that Waco has decided to postpone its proposed private placement and listing on the JSE.
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SAVCA APPOINTS FIVE NEW DIRECTORS TO ITS BOARD

SAVCA Media Release, 08 Oct 2015

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) has announced the appointment of five directors to its board, with immediate effect.
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WACO INTERNATIONAL TO LIST ON THE JSE ON OR ABOUT 23 OCTOBER 2015 – TOTAL OFFER SIZE OF APPROXIMATELY R3.5 BILLION*

Waco International Media Release, 05 Oct 2015

Waco International Holdings Limited (”˜Waco’ or ”˜Company’) has confirmed today that it will list on the main board of the securities exchange operated by the JSE Limited (”˜JSE’). The expected listing date is 23 October 2015 [...]
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WACO INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES ITS INTENTION TO FLOAT ON THE JSE MAIN BOARD

Waco International Media Release, 21 Sep 2015

Waco International Holdings Limited (the "Company", the "Group" or "Waco") has today announced its intention to list its issued ordinary share capital on the main board of the securities exchange operated by the JSE Limited (the "JSE"), sub [...]
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ETHOS PRIVATE EQUITY CONFIRMS PLANNED IPO OF WACO INTERNATIONAL

Ethos Media Release, 21 Sep 2015

Ethos Private Equity confirms the intention to list Waco International on the JSE later this year. The listing will facilitate a partial realisation of the interests of an Ethos-led private equity consortium, which included RMB Ventures and [...]
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TWINCARE TRANSFORMS INTO TWINSAVER

Ethos Media Release, 13 Jul 2015

TwinCare Group, a national manufacturer and distributor of branded tissue products, announced today that it will be trading as the TWINSAVER Group going forward.
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Ethos confirms planned sale of Plumblink

Ethos media release, 10 Jun 2015

Ethos Private Equity confirms that it has entered into an agreement with The Bidvest Group Limited (“Bidvest”) to dispose of Plumblink, for an undisclosed sum. The transaction is subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions.
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PRIVATE EQUITY: More deals

Financial Mail, 14 May 2015

ETHOS, the blue-chip Illovo-based private equity firm, has announced its fourth transaction in five months. It has invested in Eaton Towers, a pan-African provider of shared telecom towers.
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Ethos announces pan-African investment – Eaton Towers

Ethos Press Announcement, 05 May 2015

Ethos Private Equity today confirmed an investment into Eaton Towers – a leading independent provider of shared telecoms towers across Africa.
SAVCA-EY “Excellence in Exits”

15 Apr 2015

This is the fourth in SAVCA's six-part video series, which showcases the exits experiences of Southern African Private Equity fund managers.
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African PE executives: Collaborate to boost deal-flow

Euromoney, 09 Apr 2015

Private equity investment has reached pre-financial crisis levels in Africa. However, more deals could be executed if there was more collaboration between funds, private equity managers say, against the backdrop of a more challenging commod [...]
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Ethos acquires, rebrands Nampak divisions & appoints new leadership

Ethos media release, 01 Apr 2015

Ethos today confirms that it has acquired the Tissue and Corrugate divisions from Nampak. All conditions precedent have been met; both transactions conclude on the 1st April.
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CNBC Africa, 01 Apr 2015

Ethos today confirmed that it has acquired the Tissue and Corrugate divisions from Nampak. Joining CNBC Africa is Shaun Zagnoev the Ethos partner who led the transaction and Garth Towell the new CEO of TwinCare.
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Africa private equity debate: Realising Africa’s potential through private equity

Euromoney, 01 Apr 2015

The investment potential in Africa has long been discussed but finally the hype is turning into reality. Regional private equity firms are beginning to convert their local knowledge of Africa’s subcontinent into cash. But there are still [...]
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Private-equity exits touch a high of $450bn

Business Day, 27 Mar 2015

PRIVATE-equity exits globally reached a historical record of $450bn last year as companies looking for growth acquired businesses from private-equity firms, research by management consulting firm Bain has showed.
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South African Losing Private Equity Allure to Fast-Growing Rivals

Bloomberg, 18 Feb 2015

South Africa is no longer the destination of choice for private equity investors seeking to tap returns on the continent.
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Ethos looks north as SA private equity shifts focus

Bloomberg, 13 Feb 2015

Shift from SA to rest of continent 'has been monumental Ethos Private Equity said it may conclude its first pan-African transaction by the end of the first quarter as South African buyout firms look for growth north of the country’s borde [...]
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PRIVATE EQUITY: HOLDING ITS OWN

Financial Mail, 22 Jan 2015

THE headline return from SA private equity stands up well against the listed markets. Over 10 years to September 30 2014 the internal rate of return has been 18.5%, almost matching the JSE all share index’s 18.8% in what has been an extra [...]
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Ethos Invests into Leading South African, Independent Automotive-Parts Retailer and Wholesaler

Ethos Media Announcement, 21 Jan 2015

Ethos today announced an investment into AutoZone, the largest and fast growing, privately-owned automotive parts aftermarket retailer and wholesaler in Southern Africa.