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Investment Criteria

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

  • South African companies making sustainable annual earnings above R30 million EBITDA (fund manager)
  • South African companies making sustainable annual earnings of between R5m and R30m EBITDA (investment holding)
  • Strong, experienced and correctly aligned management teams with proven operational track records
  • Demonstrated market niche or leadership within a business' sector
  • Good growth prospects
  • Preference for equity stakes ranging from 26% to 51%
  • Strong, experienced management teams with proven operational track records

The preferred investment sectors of Espin Capital include:

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Industrials
  • Retail and Consumer Services
  • Consumer Goods

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

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