Our Investment Focus
We primarily focus on expansion capital, replacement capital, and turnaround funding for businesses with a proven business concept and real growth opportunities, rather than on venture capital / start-up funding. As such, we look to invest in companies that are already cash generative and dividend yielding. We avoid capital intensive sectors such as mining and primary agriculture, as well as any industry we consider to be harmful.
Whilst we are essentially sector agnostic and target a range of market sectors, we do have an affinity for the following two sectors:
SAAD started as a private equity player in the financial services industry and it remains a key focus area for the group (all the key individuals of SAAD have occupied senior executive positions in listed financial services companies). Investments are primarily made via our subsidiary SAAD Financial Holdings of which outside shareholders currently own 43%. Additional shareholders will be accommodated as required to sustain the exceptional growth achieved to date.
Agribusiness / Food and Water Security
We regard this sector as very strategic for the future. Our experience in this sector includes milling, specialist fruit products, health snacks, dairy, and food processing.