Bramston & Associates Equity

Turning investment risks into opportunities on African markets.
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What We Do

We are a small and mid-market private equity firm focused on commodities, security and technology sectors in Africa, with a preference for project-based lending and Project-based funding used as a way of financing infrastructure and industrial projects.

INVESTMENT APPROACH

Our goals are clearly defined: reduce investment risk and generate returns. We use a sophisticated process to help us reach those simple, but important, goals. We offer tactical investment strategies that match your risk tolerance and share an underlying goal of avoiding excessive losses.

INVESTMENT SOURCING

We are actively seeking potential investment opportunities, as well as senior operating executives and management teams with whom to partner. We will pay a success-based fee for all investments completed with the assistance of buy-side transaction intermediaries.

INVESTMENT FOCUS

We focus on small to mid-market investment opportunities, defined as transactions with enterprise values from $1 million to $15 million. We strive to invest in companies with leading products and services, 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.

SECTORS OF INTEREST

While open to investment opportunities in a variety of industries, we specifically target opportunities in the following sectors:

  • Mining & Commodities
  • Security
  • Technology

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.

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.

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.

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.

Our Investment Strategy

We seek opportunities to invest in undervalued assets. Once invested, we leverage proven operational capabilities and strong local relationships to deliver a return to our investors.

We Stay Focus

While open to investment opportunities in a variety of industries, we specifically target opportunities in the following sectors: Commodities, Technology and Security.

We Target Small to Mid-market Investment Opportunities

We specifically target transactions with enterprise values from $1 million to $15 million.

We May Take Ownership

We typically focus on control transactions with the opportunity to acquire 51% or greater ownership in Africa.

We Expect Profitability

We expect return on investment greater than 12%.

Sourcing

We are actively seeking potential investment opportunities, as well as senior operating executives and management teams with whom to partner. We will pay a success-based fee for all investments completed with the assistance of buy-side transaction intermediaries.
Potential investment opportunities and management team executive backgrounds should be submitted to equity “@” bramston.associates. We promise confidentiality, fair consideration of all opportunities, and a prompt review.

Our Capital

Our Firm is inherently different from most traditional private equity firms.

We combine the sophistication of a best-in-class institutional investor with the long-term orientation and flexible capital base of a family investment firm to meet the unique needs of each portfolio company.

We bring committed third party equity capital to each investment opportunity that we pursue. Our network of investor partners mainly includes family offices and high net worth individuals.