PE firm Moshe Capital launches US$23.5m investment fund

SOUTH AFRICA – Private equity company Moshe Capital Fund Managers, has launched an investment fund worth US23.5 million and is actively searching for companies to invest in.

According to Ventureburn reports, the private equity firm secured the new funding from FNB Commercial and through a partnership agreement with RMB Ventures.

Mametja Moshe, founder, and CEO of Moshe Capital provided insight into the type of companies the private equity firm aims to invest in.

“Despite economic challenges, there are several opportunities for investment and growth in various sectors such as manufacturing, industrial, mining products or services, and secondary agriculture in South Africa. We predominantly invest in established businesses with enterprise values of US$13 million or more.”

Mosche Capital is 100% black-owned and currently has four investments across various sectors. 

The fund focuses on investing in established businesses based in South Africa and that has the potential to grow its business market into Sub-Saharan Africa and internationally.

“We believe in entrepreneurship by partnership. We are keen on businesses that provide returns on investments of more than 25% over five years or more”

Mameja Moshe – Founder & CEO, Moshe Capital

Its investment is not limited to specific industries as the fund conducts a rigorous analysis of the company before an investment decision is made.

 “When considering investments, we look for a track record of at least three years of consistent returns and EBITDA of above US$1.7 million,” adds Moshe.

Moshe clarified that the fund will not be investing in startups and aims to provide financial funding to well-established companies that are committed to job creation, economic empowerment along with a degree of social and environmental impact.

The degree of active involvement of the private equity firm in each investment differs based on the potential and requirements of each business.

Moshe Capital describes itself as sector agnostic and is looking to enter into long-term partnerships. 

“We believe in entrepreneurship by partnership. We are keen on businesses that provide returns on investments of more than 25% over five years or more. We fully appreciate that Covid-19 has had a negative impact on the valuation of most companies, and will take that into account when evaluating opportunities,” said Moshe.

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