Private Equity MarketIn finance, Private Equity is an asset class consisting of Equity Securities and Debt in operating companies that are not publicly traded on a Stock Exchange. A Private Equity Investment will generally be made by a Private Equity Firm, a Venture Capital Firm or an Angel Investor. ALSO SEE our Venture Capital & Private Equity TAB under " FUNDING ".
Private Equity (PE) houses are involved in the purchase and acquisition of shareholdings of listed and unlisted companies. PE firms make these acquisitions by investing the capital they have raised from institutional investors, such as pension and other funds. See www.kpmg.co.za
PE houses create value by investing in shareholdings of companies (both majority and minority positions), active management of these portfolio investments over the medium- to long-term, implementation of value generation ideas within the portfolio companies and then ultimately, the realisation or sale of these companies.
CAPE TOWN – Beyond the high profile goings on of JSE-listed companies, is another asset class which over a three to ten year time horizon has delivered better returns to investors than the JSE. Definition of NAV = Nett Asset Value. A Mutual Fund's price per share or Exchange-Traded Fund's (ETF) per-share value. In both cases, the per-share dollar amount of the fund is calculated by dividing the total value of all the securities in its portfolio, less any liabilities, by the number of fund shares outstanding.
In finance, private equity is an asset class consisting of equity securities and debt in operating companies that are not publicly traded on a stock exchange.
BRAIT Investment Company www.brait.com
Brait invests in primarily privately owned businesses by making long-term investments of significant influence. Brait is an Investment Company with a Primary Listing on the Euro MTF Market of the Luxemborg Stock Exchange and a Secondary Listing on the JSE. Brait creates long-term shareholder value for its Public Market Investors. Click HERE for more details.
Christo Wiese is a Major Shareholder of Brait.
Dr Christoffel Hendrik Wiese (72) *
Non-Executive Director ; Date appointed: 04 May 2011
Qualifications: BA LLB, DCom (hc)
Chairman and majority shareholder of Pepkor Holdings Limited, Shoprite Holdings Limited, Tradehold Limited and Invicta Holdings Limited. Former Chairman of the IDC and Tulca (Pty) Limited (trading as Mango – low cost airline). Former director of Primedia, PSG, KWV, Sasol Limited, Sanlam Limited, SA Reserve Bank, BOE Bank Limited, Mettle Limited, Malbak. Served on the Stellenbosch University Council for many years.