Our Philosophy

Vantage has a value-add philosophy, which entails active participation in investee companies. However, the degree of involvement will depend on:

  • the size and maturity of the portfolio company,
  • the skills and experience of the management team, and
  • the performance of the portfolio company.

Vision

To be the preferred investment partner, consistently unlocking value in an entrepreneurial manner, through long-term mutually beneficial relationships with all our stakeholders.

Mission

To consistently deliver sustainable returns to our stakeholders by identifying, structuring and managing investments.

Values

EMBRACING TRANSFORMATION & DEVELOPMENT

Vantage is committed to rebuilding the South African business environment from both a broader community and a business perspective. We seek to develop the African continent by providing finance and advice. Vantage builds links between South African investors and corporates and businesses in the rest of Africa.

PROFESSIONALISM & INTEGRITY

Through honest and direct communication, and the ethical use of knowledge, Vantage seeks to act at all times to meet the best interests of its stakeholders. Vantage aims to build teams of likeminded professionals that share their knowledge, explore differing views, and contribute through their individual strengths.

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE RELATIONSHIPS

By collaboration, communication and decision-making, Vantage seeks to develop and sustain the trust of its stakeholders.

WEALTH FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS

Through innovative, but educated risk taking, Vantage seeks to serve the best interests of each of its stakeholders.

Colin Rezek
Colin is a director of Vantage and a founder of the business. He has day-to-day responsibilities for the origination and assessment of mezzanine fund and balance-sheet investments. He is a member of t... 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
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
Warren van der Merwe
Warren is the chief operating officer of the group as well as of Vantage Mezzanine. Warren joined Vantage as its chief financial officer in 2007. As such, he was responsible for the financia... Read more
Siyanda Gule
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

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