Whether you are buying a new business or wanting to grow the value of an existing business, sound financial backing is a necessity.
Identifying market opportunities and reacting efficiently to fulfil market needs is central to the success of any business, and having the available funds to turn those opportunities into a reality is crucial.
We are on-balance sheet investors in privately-owned, unlisted businesses with proven track records. This means that we invest our own funds and are fully prepared to back experienced management teams in taking already successful businesses to the next level. It is important for us to be invested alongside management teams who also have meaningful ownership in the business. Where appropriate, we will also syndicate with other private equity investors. This is where we draw on our network of loyal investors, with whom Jacobs Capital has built long and trusting relationships.
When one considers the business advisory and restructuring capabilities within our company, Jacobs Capital represents a unique private equity partner.
Our investment criteria include:
Established businesses with a proven earnings track record (i.e. EBITDA > R15m*)
Expansion capital for already successful businesses seeking to grow
Management buy-outs / management buy-ins where we invest alongside strong management teams with own capital to invest
Platform acquisitions forming part of a buy-and-build strategy
*We may consider smaller businesses which represent acquisitions for existing portfolio companies.
We do not invest in start-ups or greenfield projects.
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