About Us

Khulisa is a Private Equity enabler which exists to make a difference to the South African economy by providing funding to businesses typically underserved by financial institutions and by facilitating a transfer of wisdom to the next generation of business leaders in our country.

The Problem We Solve

We exist because we believe three fundamental challenges exist
in the South African SME* landscape:

ACCESS TO CAPITAL

ACCESS TO STRATEGIC
ADVICE

ACCESS TO BUSINESS EXPERTISE
AND EXPERIENCE

*Small Medium Enterprise with fewer than 200 employees, capital assets of less than R100m; EBITDA less than R35m

Associate Network

Our Associate Network of seasoned successful business leaders helps foster the transfer of knowledge between generations.

The unique feature of our business model is the structured involvement of our seasoned network of associate investors in the investment process including sourcing deal pipeline, due diligence, ongoing governance and mentorship of portfolio companies.

After making an investment, we seek to offer advice, wisdom and experience to the management of our portfolio companies.

Focus

Focused on funding companies in the “missing middle”.

Impact

Focus on impact investment and addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Creating maximum value, through both financial and social impact, from each investment.

 

BEE

Majority black-owned (51% African; 30% African female; 45% Youth owned).