In an economy that is in contraction yet is in dire need of capital and business growth, it is imperative to align oneself with a partner who provides value, guidance and expansionary foresight. At Empowerment Capital, we live by the ethos Mastery, Purpose and Autonomy - the principles our investment thesis is driven by.
With an adept understanding of structuring complex transactions in BEE, debt and equity, we offer a variety of private equity solutions.
Leveraged Buyouts & Management Buyouts
Through our relationship with various financing institutions, we can assist in raising the principal leverage necessary for the purchase of businesses in need to a growth partner. We partner with strong management teams seeking to independently manage already successful business units housed in large parent companies. Typically, we seek businesses with a revenue R500million or and EBITDA of R50 million. Capital investment opportunities are also available for investees with R20 million to R50 million in revenue.
Our criterion for investees is:
- Three to five-year performance track-record;
- Strong and experienced management team;
- Strong market positioning;
- Clear, pre-determined growth plan;
We provide the following advantages as value investors:
- Market access, networks and business development
- Strategic insights for efficiencies and competitive advantage
- Value-generating BEE accreditation
We believe that success and value can only be accrued through decisive, phased action and wise investing, hence we declare ourselves as long-term interest partners with no intention of burdening our investee’s with exit horizons.
Due to our investment thesis, we do not favour buyouts of current shareholders. We believe in partnering with our potential investees, hence upon investment we expect our shareholders to equally dilute their equity interest and continue with us in taking the investee company to its zenith.