Ethos Capital is listed as an investment entity in the “Financials – Speciality Finance” sector of the JSE and offers investors long-term capital appreciation by investing in a diversified portfolio of unlisted investments managed by Ethos Private Equity, the largest private equity firm in sub-Saharan Africa.
The main purpose of Ethos Capital's listing was to:
- raise capital to enable Ethos Capital to implement its Investment Strategy (as outlined below); and
- provide a liquid access point to enable public market investors to obtain an exposure to a diversified pool of unlisted assets and participate in Ethos Capital’s long-term growth prospects.
“Despite (or as a result of) the volatility and outlook uncertainty, the number of investable opportunities across the region at reasonable valuations has been significantly higher than average.
As one of the few African-based private equity firms with capital to invest, Ethos has assessed a vast number of investment opportunities in the past twelve months. This has resulted in seven transactions across its managed funds totalling R4.1 billion.
We believe that investing patiently behind businesses with a sustainable right to win and strong management teams, will deliver long-term value creation for investors. Selecting the right sectors and companies and incentivising and empowering management teams to deliver on the chosen strategy has proven to be a successful strategy for Ethos through many previous cycles.
Having the conviction to invest at difficult points in any economic cycle often delivers the best return for investors.”
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Ethos Capital's results and notices can be found in Reports & Results