Vantage Capital Investments

Investment Focus

The objective of Vantage Capital Investments is to identify and structure opportunities for Vantage Capital and other BEE entities to participate in genuine broad-based empowerment.

Vantage Capital executives take a hands-on role to identify and canvas potential BEE participants and structure optimum arrangements for all transaction participants with emphasis on realistic pricing, and optimum levels of debt and equity funding to ensure effective transfer of economic ownership to BEE entities.

Vantage Capital Investments applies the group philosophy of hands-on involvement that adds real value (contributions going deep rather than spread thin). Therefore, it targets key strategic transactions that enable the group to play a meaningful role. Areas of focus are: Financial Services, Resources, Construction, Manufacturing and Services.

The On-Balance Sheet Investment Portfolio

Comcorp

Comcorp was established in 1993 and began trading as a financial services business focused on bridging finance in the residential property market. In 1999, Comcorp used the technological competence it had built up in managing its finance business to develop a software business focused on mortgage origination. A decision was taken to sell the bridging finance business and focus on mortgage software. Comcorp Online (Pty) Ltd was formed for this purpose.

Comcorp Online has processed over 1 000 000 loan application submissions to its banking partners worth over R400bn. In excess of 60 000 applications are submitted monthly valued at R30bn. More than 1 500 people from 400 companies have been trained on Comcorp's BondTrak Mortgage Software.

Vantage Capital Investments acquired 25.1% in Comcorp in December 2005.

Kwikspace

Kwikspace is the largest and most diverse manufacturer of factory-built accommodation in Africa. The company has been building and exporting a wide variety of units for more than 30 years to many parts of Africa, South America and the Middle East, supplying customers in the private, industrial, commercial and government sectors. Kwikspace has factories in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban with sales offices situated in most major cities throughout South Africa.

Kwikspace has been very active in the education sector, having delivered circa 2000 units to be utilised as classrooms to the department of education and the department of public works. Over the past year, Kwikspace has also enjoyed success in the mining sector having delivered on large projects in the form of mining camps for some of the largest mining companies in the world. Kwikspace has exported its products to over 30 countries in Africa.

Vantage Capital Investments acquired 30% in Kwikspace in December 2006. In partnership with Kwikspace management, Vantage guided the company towards a successful listing on the main board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in November 2007. In February 2009, Vantage in partnership with ABSA Capital successfully delisted the business. As part of the delisting transaction, Vantage acquired a 42.72% shareholding in the privately-held entity.  On 1 November 2012, a share buyback took place subsequently increasing Vantage's shareholding to 47.26%.  Mutle Mogase, Vantage's executive chairman, and Zaheer Cassim, associate partner, represent Vantage Capital as members of the Kwikspace board.

Colin Rezek
Colin is an executive chairman of Vantage and a founder of the business. He was previously the managing partner. He has day-to-day responsibilities for the origination and assessment of mezzanine fund... Read more
Luc Albinski
Luc is the co-founder and co-managing partner of Vantage’s mezzanine funds as well as being one of the two executive members of the mezzanine funds’ investment committees. He has played a ... Read more
Warren van der Merwe
Warren is the co-managing partner of Vantage’s mezzanine funds. He was previously the chief operating officer of the group as well as of Vantage Mezzanine. Warren joined Vantage as its chie... Read more
Alastair Campbell
Alastair is a director of Vantage GreenX and a member of the Fund’s Investment Committee. His primary responsibility is the assessment, structuring, execution and post-transaction monitoring of ... Read more
Siyanda Khumalo
Siya first joined Vantage in February 2011 as a financial controller assisting the then chief financial officer, Warren van der Merwe, with the overall finance function. He spent three years on this r... Read more

Latest News

Vantage GreenX provides R2bn to renewable energy

Johannesburg, South Africa – Vantage GreenX Fund Managers announced today that through its second renewable energy fund, Vantage GreenX Note II, it has provided R2.05bn of funding to a combination of six solar and wind energy projects with a combined capacity of 433MW.

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VC provides $10mil of funding for Cap Tamarin

Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced today that it has provided
$10 million of mezzanine funding to Cap Tamarin, a mixed-used, residentially-focused “Smart & Happy” Village located on the sought-after west coast of Mauritius in a seaside village called Tamarin.

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VC provides $8 million for Rosslyn Riviera, Kenya

Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced today that it has provided $8 million of funding to Rosslyn Riviera Shopping Mall (“Rosslyn Riviera”), a convenient neighbourhood shopping mall in the upmarket suburb of Rosslyn/Runda in Nairobi that officially opened for trading in 2017.  

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Gateway Opens For Kgoro Central

After years of legal batttles, new Sandton precinct gets lift-off.

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