Principal Investments

Partnering to grow your business

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Investec Principal Investments is the on-balance sheet, equity investing arm of Investec South Africa.
As a strategic equity co-investor, we are a long-term partner in developing and executing on your strategy.

Direct private equity

Through our equity investment, we partner management and other co-investors by bringing capital raising expertise, working capital management, M&A and investment experience into client-driven private equity transactions and short-term equity opportunities.

BEE equity deals

Acting as principal, we are able to invest into BEE equity through Khulasande Capital, a BEE Fund in partnership with the Entrepreneurship Development Trust, and/or financing client originated BEE equity transactions.

Platform investing

We invest in select private equity platforms and investment holding companies.

Strategic investments

Strategic investments include Investec’s shareholding in IEP and the Investec Property Fund.

ITI Venture Capital Partners

Investec Principal Investments is the anchor investor in an Israeli late-stage technology-focused venture capital fund, ITI Venture Capital Partners (ITI) run by the General Partner in Israel.

ITI is an entrepreneurial capital partner to Israeli founders building technology companies that aim to change the world. The fund closed at the end of January 2019 with commitments of $80 million. 

> 25 years
involvement in equity deals
5 continents
we work with our counterpart equity investing divisions as an active global team

Agile and entrepreneurial team

Quick decision-making and turn-around times

Trusted and active partner

Investec Principal Investments partners with investors and is intricately involved in M&A, strategy, and capital-raising activities 

Integration with Investec group

We leverage your business within the Investec group for all your banking requirements and connect you to our wider network globally

Long-term shareholders

We can stay invested as long-term partners without the pressure to exit investments prematurely

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Corporate finance and advisory

We are a leading corporate house with an international presence. Our sound advice across sectors will help you grow your business.

Corporate borrowing

Grow your business by partnering with a team that provides innovative and tailored debt solutions and funding strategies.