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.

Johnny F. Jones
Johnny is a partner at Vantage and is primarily focused on the mezzanine fund’s activities.  In addition to South Africa, Johnny is responsible for the Nigerian and Ghanaian markets. H... Read more
David Kornik
David is a partner at Vantage and his primary focus is on the mezzanine fund’s activities. He oversees the Masevumeni, Dynamic Bedding, Afrisam and UAG investments. In addition to the South Afri... Read more
Mokgome Mogoba
Mokgome is responsible for the origination, negotiation, structuring, assessment, execution and management of the mezzanine debt investments as well as fundraising activities.  He concluded the R... Read more
Zaheer Cassim
Zaheer is an associate partner at Vantage and his primary focus is on the mezzanine fund’s activities, and he represents Vantage as a member of the Kwikspace board. He also oversees the Kgoro, P... Read more
Ridhaa Ahmed
Ridhaa is an associate partner at Vantage and focuses on both the mezzanine and GreenX portfolios. He assists in overseeing the AfriSam, UAG and Vumatel mezzanine portfolio investments as well as the ... Read more
Hugo van den Heever
Hugo is an associate partner at Vantage. He assists David Kornik with originating and assessing transactions in South Africa with a specific focus on the Cape region. He also assists David in overseei... Read more

Latest News

Vantage exits Thebe Timrite

Johannesburg, South Africa – Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine debt fund manager, announced today that it has fully exited its investment in Thebe Timrite (“Timrite”), a leading black-controlled supplier of mining support products and services in South Africa.  

Read more
Petro Ivoire: 1st LMBO in the WAEMU region

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – Vantage Capital provides a €19 million mezzanine facility to Pétro Ivoire in the first-ever leveraged management buyout in Francophone West Africa.

Read more
Pétro Ivoire: 1er LMBO dans la région UEMOA

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire  – Vantage Capital accorde un financement mezzanine de 19 millions d’euros à Pétro Ivoire dans le cadre du tout premier rachat d’entreprise par son management par effet de levier jamais encore réalisé en Afrique de l’Ouest francophone.

Read more
Vantage-backed companies win prestigious awards

Johannesburg, South Africa – Vumatel and Tsebo, two companies funded by Vantage Capital, were recognised as the best medium-size and large-size private equity-backed South African growth champions respectively, at the inaugural South African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (SAVCA) 2018 Industry Awards held at Montecasino on Thursday night.

Read more