WE CRITICALLY ASSESS AND DEVELOP BESPOKE SOLUTIONS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR CLIENTS, ACROSS ALL SECTORS, WITH A SPECIALIZATION IN PROPERTY AND RESOURCES
Our core value proposition to the market is our ability to deliver bespoke equity capital markets advisory solutions to our clients whilst our principal investments focus ensures that we are agile to respond to any opportunity within our network which may be to the benefit of ourselves and our clients.
Our team has years of experience in both the sophisticated capital markets as well as the newly developing capital markets in Africa, having raised more than R247 billion in both debt and equity to help businesses and entrepreneurs across the continent.
We have a unique approach to problem-solving which hinges on our ability to understand our client’s problem and the nature of their capital needs, as well as the market and environment in which a transaction is executed. This upfront investment in understanding our clients, ensures an optimal delivery approach when determining the capital raising product and the way a transaction is executed.
YW Capital is an active strategic partner in businesses where we can leverage our empowerment credentials, experience and relationship base to unlock or realise deep commercial value.
Our investment focus categorises potential investment opportunities into one of three strategic areas – each, a unique proposition for entrepreneurs and ourselves. These include strategic investments, accelerated growth investments and opportunistic investments
The YW Mentorship Programme aims to address a development gap in the financial services industry. The programme is grounded in the belief that providing access to circles that are usually inaccessible provides mentees with access to sponsorship and an understanding of how to structure their own career paths to ultimately achieve success.
YW Capital has recently launched the Ashika Naidoo Bursary – a financial aid and mentorship bursary for female students from grade 11 based in Kwa-Zulu Natal. The objective to provide financial assistance to capable female students who are looking to pursue tertiary education in commerce and a career in financial services
OUR BUSINESS ACCELERATION FUND
YW Capital has committed capital to the sum of R20 million for investment into businesses who are well-positioned to deliver on the South African government’s social and economic objectives over the next five years. Whilst the launch of our fund is catalysed by the prevailing COVID-19 crisis, we intend to grow the fund to be a sustained source of strategic finance.
YW Asset Management
YW Asset Management was created to become an institutional asset manager of segregated mandates in listed equity and fixed income in Southern Africa, with a focus on South Africa. The entity looks to provide investment management, treasury and actuarial advisory solutions with proprietary in-house investment portfolios, specialized debt funds and spin-off businesses.
YW App is a digital marketplace for high-profile investors (onshore and offshore) and pre-assessed opportunities. It is aimed at the new generation of investors and those investors who would like to access opportunities at a click of a button.
It is not only a source of information but rather an interactive platform to allow investors to chat to YW Capital’s advisory team regarding a transaction, follow a structured investment process and exchange documents