Attractive opportunities in this asset class are being driven by sustainability and infrastructure requirements and a supportive policy environment in the South Africa and Sub-Saharan African region. Metier has experience in developing successful business models to capture such opportunities profitably and to mitigate the risks of doing so. This effort chaired by Anthony Hewat and closely integrated with the wider Metier team combines the industry expertise of principals Marc Immerman and Mike Goldblatt supported by a dedicated CFO Joni Warburton, the development expertise of Nasi Rwigema and the support of Khalid Chand and Mike Heyink, is backed by our M&A, legal and private equity skills as well as Metier’s sector leading environmental and sustainability reputation.
The combination in a single dedicated team of decades of private equity track record with hands-on investment and successful development experience is unique and aligned with the needs of both investors and resource-efficiency entrepreneurs across the Southern Africa region.
The Metier Sustainability Practice targets investments which deliver social and environmental benefits, as well as attractive returns on financial capital. This is deployed across both development capital transactions (as is often necessary for renewable energy) and later stage transactions with a clean/green positioning. Its contribution to and alignment with social sustainability is further evidenced by its management of the Kurisani Trust, which brings a broad-based youth development beneficiary set into BBBEE and/or local community ownership into the shareholding and governance of businesses and projects with which it partners.