What We Do

The ethos of private equity

Ethos recently closed fundraising for Ethos Mid Market Fund I at over R2.5bn.  This Fund is already over 50% invested and continues to attract significant deal interest.

Our large buyout fund, Ethos Fund VI (one of the largest pools of third-party capital in Africa with c.R8.4bn (US$800 million) in commitments) is now fully invested.  We recently began capital raising for Ethos Fund VII, together with our innovative artificial intelligence offering, Ethos Ai Fund I.  Both Funds have held their first close.

Our private equity funds specialise in control and joint-control acquisitions and expansion capital, in medium-to-large businesses. To date, Ethos has made 108 investments and exited 96.

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Large Buyouts

  • Ethos Fund VII, Ethos Fund VI and Ethos Fund V
  • Ethos Ai Fund I
    • Following a unique partnership with industry experts, Ethos recently announced our inaugural artificial intelligence fund, Ethos Ai Fund I.

Mid Market Buyouts

  • Ethos Mid Market Fund I
    • In 2016, Ethos launched our inaugural mid-market private equity fund: Ethos Mid Market Fund I. This represents a return to deal sizes very similar to our successful Funds III and IV. However, Ethos Mid Market Fund I encapsulates exceptional empowerment credentials unique to this Fund. 
    • Fund raising for this Fund successfully closed in 2018 with commitments of over R2.5bn.