South Africa Investments
Prime MeridianDirect is a direct marketing intermediary that focuses on the innovation of quality, highly affordable financial services products targeted at covering the biggest risks first. Its portfolio of products covers personal insurance, hospital insurance and motor insurance which are underwritten by recognised insurers including RMB Structured Insurance Limited and Constantia Insurance Company Limited. Capricorn acquired a shareholding in Prime Meridian Direct in July 2007.
Merchant Capital provides an innovative solution for small and medium businesses to access working capital by using a unique model based on future credit and debit card sales to provide a cash injection for growth. Capricorn acquired a shareholding in Merchant Capital in December 2013.
Westbrooke Capital Management
Westbrooke Capital Management was founded in order to dedicate focus to special opportunities identified by Westbrooke and Capricorn in the South African small-mid cap listed companies. The Westbrooke Capital Management Special Opportunities fund was launched in June 2012 and provides investors with attractive risk adjusted returns with a low correlation to the wider market. Capricorn holds an equity interest in the Fund through Westbrooke.
AFMETCO ("African Metals Corporation” previously
Toolquip is South Africa’s largest importer and distributor of specialised industrial equipment and engineering consumables. The full range includes abrasives, blading, cnc and conventional machine tools, compressors, cutting tools, engineering consumables, hand tools, machine tool accessories, measuring equipment and welding equipment. Capricorn funded a black empowerment investment by African Revival Holdings into Toolquip in April 2007.
Profibre is a leading South African designer, manufacturer and supplier of glass reinforced plastic composites. Profibre supplies mainly to original equipment manufacturers in the commercial automotive market.The company has developed a competence to produce unique customised solutions for customers in very diverse industrial spheres, from mining and construction through to port services and petro-chemical plants. Capricorn acquired a shareholding in Profibre in December 2008.
MVUA Property Partners (MVUA) is a property investment company founded in July 2005 by Hatla Ntene and Capricorn with primary focus on commercial property and the management therof.
Creative Mobile Holdings
Capricorn acquired an equity interest in Creative Mobile Holdings ("CMG ") in 2006. CMG is a full service mobile content and marketing companies focused on providing high quality services and innovative marketing and retailing of mobile content for cellphones.