Our Investment Focus
We primarily focus on providing expansion and replacement capital for businesses with a proven business concept and real growth opportunities and therefore do not look to provide angel funding and/or seed capital to start-up ventures. As such, we look to invest in capital-light companies that are already cash generative and avoid capital intensive sectors, such as mining and primary agriculture, as well as any industry we consider to be harmful. We also provide mezzanine debt funding to select businesses, but typically don’t provide such financing in the absence of an equity stake.
Whilst we are essentially sector agnostic and target a range of market sectors, we do have an affinity for financial services – it being the industry in which SAAD started as a private equity player. It remains a key focus area for the group today (practically all the members of our core team have occupied senior executive positions in listed financial services companies).