Senatla Capital for Private Equity Funds

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Senatla Capital is a private equity manager specialising in Growth Capital, BEE Secondaries, Mezzanine Debt/Equity Risk Capital and Property. Senatla Capital is an authorised financial services provider (FSP number 43133). The company also manages balance sheet investments that do not fall within its private equity funds’ mandates.

Their purpose is to transform the South African economy through the creation of a multi-strategy alternative investment platform that is an efficient allocator of capital between institutional investors and the emerging black industrialist class. The firm seeks to achieve this through creating a culture of excellence, rigour, innovation, and integrity.

Their primary investment focus in Senatla Capital Empowerment Funds I, II & III (SCEF) is on investments in unlisted companies that offer a value proposition that can be crystallised in the medium term (4 to 6 years). These usually include expansion or replacement capital type opportunities.

SCEF seeks to invest directly in private companies, providing expansion and replacement capital in the form of equity and debt.  The company also provides mezzanine debt funding to BEE compliant entrepreneurs requiring equity risk capital to invest in private businesses where they are active investors that propel the fulfillment of the investment thesis for the investment.

The company has fully realised its first private equity fund, Senatla Capital Empowerment Fund I (SCEF I).  Over an investment period exceeding 5 years, SCEF I has generated a gross IRR of 33% and a 22% IRR for investors, net of all expenses and fees. This performance outstandingly exceeds that achieved by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange ALSI and SWIX indices over the same period of time.

Senatla Capital Empowerment Fund II, its successor fund, with a vintage of 2013, has been fully invested. The company has achieved a First Close in Senatla Capital Empowerment Fund III and is raising additional capital commitments in Second Close.  Senatla Capital’s current Assets Under Management (AUM) exceeds R600 million.


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