Paean Capital is a specialised independent, majority empowered, financial services group, focusing on corporate finance advisory and private equity. Its mission is the creation of clients' and partners' wealth. "Paean" is "a song in praise" of corporate finance advisory and private equity.

The principals, formerly senior executives at Nedbank Private Equity and SizweNtsalubaGobodo, trained together at Kessel Feinstein (now Grant Thornton) and have since established a reputation of sound business acumen, a successful record in business practice, a proven investment strategy across a wide range of sectors and investments with a superior track record of returns and support to historically disadvantaged individuals. They have a broad range of experience with a passion for growing and developing businesses.

Paean operates in sub-Saharan Africa where its principals have developed expertise and a competitive edge.

Paean Capital comprises:

Paean Advisors, a corporate finance advisory boutique, and Paean Private Equity, a private equity fund manager, focused on investing in market leading businesses, working with management teams and realising value within its portfolio companies.

Values and culture

The Principals' ultimate aim is to be the private equity manager of choice. To achieve this, they strive to maintain the highest levels of corporate governance, applying standards of professionalism across the firm.

Their five core guiding values that help them manage Paean Capital and the businesses they invest in more effectively are:

  • Integrity
  • Passion
  • Excellence
  • Innovation, and
  • Teamwork.