Investment criteria

Deal size

  • Middle market focus
    • R25 Million to R500 Million equity investments
    • R50 Million to R1 Billion enterprise value
  • Paean Private Equity deal profile
    • Target average deal size R100 Million.


  • South Africa
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Southern Africa Development Community ('SADC') : Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique,¬†Namibia,¬†Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe
    • East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
Investee company characteristics
  • Quality unlisted businesses with a track record, well managed by an experienced team, competitively positioned and positive cash flows, that have the potential to grow.
Investment philosophy
  • Direct investment in South Africa
  • Partnerships in SADC
  • Majority and minority stakes.
Sector focus
  • All sectors
  • Primary focus: consumer, infrastructure, mining, industrial, logistics and tourism.
  • Late stage buy-out and growth capital.