Our Philosophy

Vantage has a value-add philosophy, which entails active participation in investee companies. However, the degree of involvement will depend on:

  • the size and maturity of the portfolio company,
  • the skills and experience of the management team, and
  • the performance of the portfolio company.

Vision

To be the preferred investment partner, consistently unlocking value in an entrepreneurial manner, through long-term mutually beneficial relationships with all our stakeholders.

Mission

To consistently deliver sustainable returns to our stakeholders by identifying, structuring and managing investments.

Values

EMBRACING TRANSFORMATION & DEVELOPMENT

Vantage is committed to rebuilding the South African business environment from both a broader community and a business perspective. We seek to develop the African continent by providing finance and advice. Vantage builds links between South African investors and corporates and businesses in the rest of Africa.

PROFESSIONALISM & INTEGRITY

Through honest and direct communication, and the ethical use of knowledge, Vantage seeks to act at all times to meet the best interests of its stakeholders. Vantage aims to build teams of likeminded professionals that share their knowledge, explore differing views, and contribute through their individual strengths.

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE RELATIONSHIPS

By collaboration, communication and decision-making, Vantage seeks to develop and sustain the trust of its stakeholders.

WEALTH FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS

Through innovative, but educated risk taking, Vantage seeks to serve the best interests of each of its stakeholders.

Diana Njuguna
Diana is a senior associate at Vantage and her primary focus is the origination, assessment, structuring, execution and post-transaction monitoring of the mezzanine fund investments. She oversees... Read more
Ridhaa Ahmed
Ridhaa is a senior associate at Vantage and focuses on both the mezzanine and GreenX portfolios. He assists in overseeing the AfriSam, Surfline, UAG and Vumatel mezzanine portfolio investments as well... Read more
Hugo van den Heever
Hugo is a senior associate at Vantage. He assists David Kornik with originating and assessing transactions in South Africa with a specific focus on the Cape region. He also assists David in overseeing... Read more
Akinseye Akinola
Akinseye is a senior associate at Vantage. He assists Johnny Jones with originating and assessing transactions in both the South African and Nigerian markets. He also assists Johnny in overseeing... Read more
Nishay Vithal
Nishay is a senior associate at Vantage. He assists Zaheer Cassim with overseeing the Kgoro, Pretoria Towers and Austell investments and also originating and assessing transactions in South Africa, Za... Read more
Driss Benabdeslam
Driss is an associate at Vantage. He assists with originating and assessing transactions in both West African and Maghreb francophone markets. Prior to joining Vantage, he worked as an investment asso... Read more

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Vantage Mezz Fund III invests R200mil in New GX

Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced today that it has provided a R200 million ($13.7 million) expansion capital facility to New GX Capital, a 100% black and family owned investment company.

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Vantage Mezz Fund III invests R250mil in Vumatel

Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced today that it has disbursed the second and final tranche of a R250 million ($17 million) expansion capital facility to Vumatel. 

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VC provides N$80 million to United Africa Group

Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced today that it has provided a debenture facility of N$80 million (R80 million) to United Africa Group (“UAG”), an established hospitality and property-owning group in Namibia.

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