Takura is an investment company established in 1997
Takura Capital Partners (“Takura”) is an investment company established in 1997. Since then, it has evolved into a Zimbabwean-focused firm, which also invests in other SADC countries, outside of South Africa.
The Takura team has a mix of complementary investment, due diligence, transaction execution and business management experience gained in Zimbabwe, the southern Africa region and globally. Takura harnesses its strong networks, and those of its investors, to provide value-adding solutions to its portfolio companies. The firm is an active and transformational investor that focuses on companies which are advantageously positioned in growing sectors, and targets scalable business opportunities that have clear and defendable core competencies.
Takura is committed to operating with the highest standards of integrity, as well as environmental, social and corporate governance practices, which values it inculcates in its portfolio companies.
It seeks to value-add expertise and provide capital to portfolio companies, as well as positively impact on the communities in which it operates, while continuously delivering superior returns to its investors.
The inaugural Takura Fund I was set up to support economic liberalisation in Zimbabwe in the 1990s by investing in growing Zimbabwean businesses that had clear potential to achieve above-average growth and profitability. Takura Fund I invested in, and exited from, 15 companies across different sectors. The Fund achieved a realised US Dollar 32% IRR in a very challenging environment in Zimbabwe.
In 2013, Takura successfully raised its second Fund, Takura Fund II, to take advantage of growth in Zimbabwe and the SADC region (excluding South Africa). Generally, Takura Fund II invested to acquire significant or majority stakes in scalable business opportunities that have clear and defendable core competences in priority sectors. The typical deal size of this Fund was between US$3m and US$5m. Takura Fund II invested in 16 companies across different sectors, including agro-processing, commercial services, FMCG, healthcare, real estate and retail.
A follow-on Fund, Takura Fund III achieved its first close on 14 December 2018. This Fund’s investment strategy is similar to that of Takura Fund II, with the main difference being that it will focus on deal sizes of between US$3m to US$15m.