R1.240bn investable capital
Growth Grid is a Section 12J Investment Company. We are investing both into the existing Section 12J company that has 5 investee companies and into a parallel fund that will invest in high growth businesses. Growth Grid has a seasoned team of Investors who will help SMEs with market access.
Knife Capital is an independent growth equity investment firm focusing on innovation-driven ventures with proven traction. By leveraging knowledge, networks & funding, Knife accelerates the international expansion of entrepreneurial businesses that achieved a product/market fit in a beachhead market.
PAPE Fund Managers is an established, black-owned boutique private equity manager that invests in Southern Africa with the principal office domiciled in South Africa. As active managers of long-term equity risk capital across multiple funds, PAPE Fund Managers aspires to improve the lives of all South Africans through enhancing the Southern African Development Community’s agendas such as job creation, broader tax base and sustained economic growth
Spartan is debt financing house for SME’s and is strictly focused on small & growing businesses. Spartan provides a range of debt facilities including growth and mezzanine finance. The SA SME Fund, Spartan and Black Umbrellas have entered into an agreement that will enable Spartan to provide funding to entrepreneurs who graduate from the Black Umbrellas incubators.
SummerPlace is a first time woman owned and managed private equity fund we are incubating. They will focus on investing into credible existing SME’s with a high potential to grow