Itai Capital seeks to partner with companies who share the same value system and who aim to foster inclusive growth for South Africa. Our approach is to identify value accretive and impactful investment opportunities and by leveraging our readily available network of financiers and equity providers to unlock opportunities that meet our investment criteria. We work closely with management of the investee companies to unlock value through inputs on both operational and strategic issues.


Whilst Itai Capital pursues transactions on a commercial basis, we also participate in transactions where companies seek to introduce empowerment shareholders

Investment Strategy

Our investment strategy excludes primary agriculture

Our broad investment principles are:

  • Companies with proven track record and cash generative
  • Strong management teams
  • Sustainable EBITDA of at least R50 million
  • Entry multiple of between 3.5x -5.0x
  • Preference for acquiring control (>51%)
  • Minority positions linked to BEE transactions where we can add significant strategic value to underlying companies


Itai Capital has access to a pool of investors who have capital available to invest in value accretive opportunities

Our Team

Ernest Kwinda

Eugene Govender

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