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Investment Criteria

The investment criteria of Espin Capital's investee companies are:

  • South African companies with sustainable annual earnings of at least R40m EBITDA
  • Sub-Saharan companies with sustainable annual earnings of at least US$ 3 million operating profit
  • Strong, experienced management teams with proven operational track records
  • A demonstrable market niche or leadership within a business' sector
  • Good growth prospects
  • 20% IRR Net Return
  • Preference of at least significant minority equity stakes of 26% or more

Sectors that are excluded from Espin Capital's investment mandate are:

  • Mining Ventures (will consider Mining Support Services)
  • Primary Agriculture (will consider Agro-processing)
  • Unproven Technological Ventures (Venture Capital)
  • Start-Ups
  • Turnarounds