The Development of Metier

Metier is a proven leader in the area of private equity, alternative assets and related advisory services. The company was founded in 2004 and raised South Africa’s largest private equity fund in terms of third party local commitments. It has an established team which ranks amongst the largest and most experienced in the industry. Metier has a strong track record in private equity investing and selective M&A advice that confirms its leadership status.
From inception, our initial Sandhurst offices were a reflection of the brand - open, welcoming, and independent of spirit. 17 years later Metier’s entrepreneurial team continues to raise successor growth and sustainable capital funds committed for the decade ahead. This challenged us to refresh and grow into new premises that like us are accessible, modern and relevant while remaining true to the traditions of our brand and its founding philosophies. In October 2020 we continued building Metier from our new rooftop premises at Oxford Parks, 8 Parks Boulevard, Rosebank.

Initially the company focused on providing strategic advice and undertaking niche private equity club deals, while simultaneously developing plans for a new private equity funds. The team called on well established relationships and caught the recovery wave as performances and valuation multiples escalated from post-2000 lows. Our historic returns of 30%-IRR-plus were matched and exceeded in these early years, helping Metier confirm the out-performance in the history of its founding group.

Metier was designed to remain free from public ownership, to promote a partnership-style culture and to use a long-term investment approach that is skeptical of fast money. The Metier founders have worked together for three decades favouring a culture that emphasises hard work, intellectual freedom and solid family values.

Our experience over the years has helped Metier to build an institutional memory that allows us to discern the difference between fanciful promises and real returns. We have had the privilege of working with talented entrepreneurs and business leaders, many of whom have the potential to dominate their sector.
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