South Africa

About us

Capricorn Capital Group has been an investor in private equity for over 20 years and a manager of hedge funds for over ten years.

Capricorn Capital Partners is associated with the broader Capricorn Group which includes investments in companies including Hollard Insurance, Clientèle Ltd and Nando’s.

Capricorn Capital Partners South Africa ("Capricorn”) has been active in private equity since 2003 with a more recent focus on investing in companies operating in the financial services sector.

In recent years Capricorn has extended its investment geography to countries outside of South Africa, including Ghana, Zambia and Kenya.

We are an owner managed business and see benefit in the entrepreneurial style of our organisation and our ability to leverage the complementary skills and the experience of our team into an effective investment process.

Our approach - relationship investors

We look to do friendly transactions with the full support of the management in the companies that we invest in. The Capricorn team sources and executes transactions and works with senior managers of portfolio companies to grow and improve their businesses. We have a focus on fundamental value creation and look to strengthen the strategy and operations to realise value for investors.

Our modus operandi is to invest in businesses with proven management team, strong cash flow generation, good growth prospects and strong underlying value propositions.