Overview

Tamela started its principal investments in 2008, and has subsequently executed several transactions.

To date Tamela’s portfolio of assets generate more than R2 billion of revenue. Our exposure is predominantly in the mining supplies; manufacturing; healthcare; and financial services.

For Principal Investments, Tamela prefers investing in unlisted companies with strong management teams. Tamela’s current investments are in the industrial, manufacturing and financial services sectors. To date, we have also invested in healthcare and logistics.

Tamela seeks to add value to the management teams, by being involved at a strategic level. We view the partnerships between Tamela and those respective management teams as a fundamental ingredient to successfully grow the underlying companies to the next level.

Tamela looks for companies with competent management who have proven track records. Our investment criteria is largely sector agnostic, with the exception of primary agriculture, exploration and any distressed companies.

Tamela prefers to co-invest with management, and is willing to take from minority stakes to control.

Tamela focuses on:
• strong corporate or product reputation
• resilience to economic downturns and competitive pressures
• strong cash generating ability
• proven management team