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EXEO Capital acquires stake in SA’s only manufacturer of animal active pharmaceutical ingredients

2022-10-18T12:44:32+02:00October 18th, 2022|

The local pharmaceutical industry has the ability to make a significant contribution to South Africa’s gross domestic product as well as Africa’s broader socioeconomic landscape. There are, however, very few examples of successful homegrown pharmaceutical companies that address this opportunity and the national and pan-African imperative to establish an African-based pharmaceutical synthesis sector. This [...]

EXEO Capital’s “Nurture Foods” makes investment in Fairview Cheese Company

2022-10-18T12:37:04+02:00October 18th, 2022|

Pan-African alternative investment firm, EXEO Capital’s new food sector investment  vehicle, Nurture Foods, this week announced its recent investment in The Fairview Cheese Company. Riël Malan, Executive Chairman of Nurture Foods and Partner at EXEO Capital, says that a strong brand like Fairview sets the tone and lays the foundation for the establishment of [...]

EXEO CAPITAL SELLS MAJORITY SHARE IN CAPE OLIVE

2021-06-21T09:53:22+02:00June 21st, 2021|

15 June 2021: Pan-African alternative investment firm, EXEO Capital this week announced the exit of its Food and Agribusiness fund, Agri-Vie Fund I, from Cape Olive Holdings – one of the largest table olive suppliers in South Africa. Izak Strauss, Partner and Co-founder of EXEO Capital, explains that the firm had sold its 62.7% share, [...]

AGRI-VIE SELLS STAKE IN INTELICHEM

2020-02-20T09:45:19+02:00February 20th, 2020|

20 February 2020:  Agri-Vie Fund I, the Africa Food and Agribusiness Investment Fund managed by the pan-African private equity investment firm, EXEO Capital, has announced its exit from InteliChem, a leading provider of crop protection solutions, specialised plant nutrition and seeds to the agricultural industry and related peripherals. The Agri-Vie interest was sold to Masimong [...]

AGRI-VIE SELLS STAKE IN SA ABALONE FARMING COMPANY

2019-11-07T13:59:04+02:00November 7th, 2019|

4 November 2019: Agri-Vie Fund I, the Africa Food and Agribusiness Investment Fund managed by the pan-African private equity investment firm, EXEO Capital, has announced its exit from one of South Africa’s most well-established abalone farming companies, HIK Abalone Farm (HIK), concluding a rewarding partnership which has significantly expanded the business over eight years. The [...]

EXEO Capital announces investment in Tanzanian packaging manufacturer

2019-09-07T15:44:21+02:00July 16th, 2019|

Local investment to boost employment and improve food secuirty across the region 16 July 2019: Having sustained an impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7% over the past decade, Tanzania now boasts the third-largest economy in East Africa, following Ethiopia and Kenya respectively. According to Avril Stassen, a Senior Partner at EXEO Capital - [...]

AFRICA’S FOOD AND AGRI OPPORTUNITIES Video

2019-09-03T15:41:03+02:00June 28th, 2019|

Jaco Maritz caught up with Herman Marais, managing partner of EXEO, to discuss the unexploited opportunities for private equity investors in the continent and the dealmaking lessons he has learnt over the years. He also revealed the one deal that got away. Here are slightly edited excerpts from the conversation.    -Read More-

EXEO CAPITALS AGRI-VIE FUND II CLOSES AT $146 MILLION

2019-09-03T15:37:49+02:00June 19th, 2019|

19 June 2019: Pan - African private equity manager, EXEO Capital, has announced the final close of their second food and agribusiness fund, Agri-Vie Fund II, at US$146 million – showing growth of nearly 50% on the size of the first fund. Click here to read more: EXEO CAPITALS AGRI-VIE FUND II CLOSES AT $146 [...]

EXEO Capital Business Founders Forum Support Africa , June 2019

2019-09-03T15:42:13+02:00June 10th, 2019|

10 June 2019: While it is easy to become despondent as a result of the constant negative news flow that tends to dominate mass media’s reporting on Africa, the fundamentals that underpin the wider continent’s investment opportunity are still exceptionally strong. Click here to read more: EXEO Capital Business Founders Forum Support Africa , June [...]

EXEO CAPITAL ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT IN LOCAL BEVERAGE MANUFACTURER

2019-09-07T15:44:21+02:00January 30th, 2019|

30 January 2019: While the beverage industry is dominated by global brands, good investment opportunities still exist in companies with excellent management, a good product offering and strong distribution channels. This is according to Avril Stassen, a Senior Partner at EXEO Capital, who has announced that their Agri-Vie Fund II – a private equity fund [...]