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 investments focus ensures that we are agile to respond to any opportunity within our network which may be to the benefit of stakeholders.
Our team has years of experience in both the sophisticated capital markets as well as the newly developing capital markets in Africa and have raised more than R247 billion in both debt and equity to help businesses and entrepreneurs across the continent.

Over two decades investing in
Africa's most ambitious founders

247

Capital Raised (R’billions)
In equity and debt for clients globally​

750

Value of Investments (R’millions)
Current investments holdings

46

Country Experience
Global experience from combined team

Advisory Services

We have a unique approach to problem-solving which hinges on our ability to understand our client’s problem

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Principal investments

YW Capital is an active strategic partner in businesses where we can leverage our empowerment credentials

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We support Africa's leading
technology businesses

YW Capital is owner-managed, level I black-empowered and an authorised financial services provider with FSP license number 50156, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company was founded by Mesh Pillay in 2016, leveraging his global investment banking experience having worked at and lead some of the most prominent equity capital market transactions across the United Kingdom and Africa for Deutsche Bank, Renaissance Capital and Standard Bank.
YW Capital was inspired by the Yellowwood Tree, a national symbol for South Africa, where our primary operations are based.

Advisory Services

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.

Principal Investments

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.