Ethos Fund V

Ethos Fund V is a mature fund and significantly exited.

Ethos Large Buyout Fund V
VINTAGE YEAR:
2006
CAPITAL RAISED:
R5.5 billion
FUND STATUS:
Fully invested. Significantly realised
Funds
Ethos Large Buyout Fund V
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Ethos Fund V is fully invested and significantly exited.

Raised in 2006, at the time of raising it was the largest private equity fund in Africa.


Waco International
Alexander Forbes
Brandcorp
ETI
Holdsport
House of Busby
Idwala
Plumblink
Tiger Automotive
Transaction Capital
Universal Industries
Riders on the storm

Riders on the storm

Come rain or shine, we’re in the same boat.

Despite painstaking analysis of industry and company fundamentals, things don’t always go to plan

Marque of success

Marque of success

In the summer of 1967, an idea was born in the garage of a modest Johannesburg house.

We are now proud to tell our chapter in the extraordinary story of what has become one of South Africa’s best-known automotive brands.

Intricately structured perfectly formed

THERE IS NO PRIVATE EQUITY BLUEPRINT

Success is dependent on multi-party negotiations, complex structuring and an unerring sense of purpose.

The Waco International transaction exhibited all these components, which needed to be woven into a fabric of long-term trust and strategic alignment.

Pot of Gold

POT OF GOLD

When a deal has all the right ingredients, there's no need to chase rainbows.

Ethos has successfully led a consortium to acquire and delist Universal Industries, at an enterprise value of R1.3bn.

Fortune favours the brave

FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE

Ethos converts Holdsport through successful IPO

Five years ago,Ethos partnered with the management of leading sporting,leisure and recreational goods retailer Holdsport* in a R681m buyout.

Trust has its reward

Trust has it’s reward

Sweet success - Ethos leads bid to acquire Idwala

In much the same way as the honey guide and honey badger share a relationship based on reciprocal trust and reward, Ethos has built longstanding and successful collaborations with our investors, management teams, advisors and debt providers alike.

Power Steering

POWER STEERING

Ethos - the vehicle for Tiger Automotive's growth

Over the last four years annual domestic sales of passenger vehicles have increased by 55%, and vehicle volumes are forecast to continue to grow over the next five.

Haute Couture

HAUTE COUTURE

Ethos presents the House of Busby collection

It takes high levels of creative imagination and painstaking attention to detail to create a work of art.

Were bullish about Africa

WE’RE BULLISH ABOUT AFRICA

Ethos backs leading Nigerian bank’s expansion plans

Since the close of Fund V, Ethos has been actively pursuing investment opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa, where we can partner with businesses showing strong growth potential, sound management and stability.

Playmaker

PLAYMAKER

Ethos moves Brandcorp forward

In rugby, the player who is able to distribute the ball to the right channel, to the team's best advantage, is invaluable.

This machine prints money

This machine prints money

It also reduces bank charges and improves banking access

In a post '94 South Africa, safer, cheaper and more dispersed methods of banking were always going to be important.

Designed to sustain high pressure

DESIGNED TO SUSTAIN HIGH PRESSURE

Ethos' investment enables fast growth for Plumblink

Ethos has concluded the buyout of Plumblink, the leading South African plumbing and sanitaryware merchant, together with existing and new management, and BEE partner Innovative Sanitary Solutions (ISS).

Fortune favours the brave

FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE

Ethos backs the intrepid management team of growth retailer Moresport

South Africa is becoming an increasingly health conscious and fitness orientated nation.