Who We Are

We specialize in risk mitigation, based on facts, first-hand experience and expertise within complex environments

Bramston & Associates is a private equity investment firm focused on providing superior equity returns through close partnerships and collaboration, investing in African markets.

We strive to invest in companies with superior management teams, and in which our invested capital and collaborative efforts can enable companies to exponentially ramp their long-term growth prospects and overall performance.

We provide an esteemed group of Advisory Partners to work with our Firm and our portfolio companies, whose operating expertise, board acumen, and financial support will assist our portfolio companies to achieve their long-term potential for the benefit of all shareholders.

Our Focus

We focus on small to mid-market investment opportunities, defined as transactions with enterprise values from $1 million to $15 million.
While open to investment opportunities in a variety of industries, we specifically target opportunities in the following sectors: Commodities, Technology and Security.

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Investment Philosophy

We conduct ourselves with utmost integrity, treat our partners with respect and fairness, and expect our partners to do the same.

Strong Partnerships

We believe in forming strong partnerships with the management teams with whom we invest.  Our success is ultimately derived from these partnerships, and from our collective ability to work together to create incremental value for all of us as shareholders.

Strong Alignment

We believe in the strong alignment of interests with our portfolio companies, and for this reason we require each of our team members to invest their personal funds in each transaction that we complete.

Capitalizing on Growth Opportunities

We actively seek to create shareholder value by capitalizing on growth opportunities. In most of our prior investments, we have focused both on organic growth initiatives (such as expanding a company’s product/service offerings), and also have actively sought add-on acquisition opportunities to capitalize on the expertise of our management partners.

Expected Investor Returns

We expect for most of our investor returns to be derived from successful growth opportunities and operational improvements, instead of financial engineering. While we typically capitalize our companies with leverage, we intend for the leverage to be modest, and to not prohibit our companies from aggressively pursuing growth opportunities..