Hlayisani Growth Fund is focused on the acquisition of either significant minority or majority ownership stakes in market-leading organisations, growth businesses and high potential young revenue generating venture businesses.

The fund will seek to invest in companies with the following criteria:

  • Innovative business model with proven technologies that are scalable;

  • Companies led by a strong management team with operating experience;

  • Potential market leader / significant player in target sector and region

  • Large market opportunity;

  • Companies in growth or expansion stage (post revenue to profitable businesses) with a Southern African and East African focus and beyond;

  • Business models that demonstrate significant social economic impact without compromising profitability

  • Consider businesses where empowerment will be a competitive advantage;

  • Identifiable exit opportunities.

Investment size

R10m – R100m investment size

Investment start

Investing is expected to begin in Q3 of 2018.

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If you feel your business matches our mandate and the investment timelines are suitable, we encourage you to complete our application form below: