Kapela is a professionally managed, majority black-owned private equity investor that believes in active involvement in its investees to create value.

We seek to nurture our partnerships in order to build lifelong relationships which will support and benefit our investments and enhance their potential.

About Kapela

As a value investor since 2007, we’re in it for the long haul – we invest long-term and contribute the following:

  • More than 80 years of executive management experience
  • Experience in corporate leadership
  • A network of relationships in both the private and public sectors
  • Capital
  • A broad-based empowerment rating – with our partner DEmpower

Through our joint fund, we provide 100% black ownership for the purposes of BBBEE under ownership, voting and economic interest elements


DEmpower is a Broad based group of designated shareholders with disabilities:

0 %
People with disabilities
0 %
Black shareholding
0 %
Black women
  • 13.50% ownership of Kapela Fund

  • Chairperson – Ms Sebenzile Matsebula

  • CEO – Nyameka Mqikela

Why Kapela and DEmpower?

BEE Credentials

Kapela Holdings and DEmpower are majority black owned companies.
They both own Cloudberry Fund Managers, which is defined as a Black Equity Fund Manager - provide 100% black ownership for the purposes of B-BBEE under ownership, voting and economic interest elements.

Cultural fit and reputation

We see ourselves as professionals with integrity who understand businesses. We are easy to work with and are multicultural.

Track record

We have experience in doing deals with multi-nationals and large companies.

"Our reputation is most important - We have good relationships with all our investees"

Former selected Kapela Holdings investments

South African subsidiary of a Fortune 500 multi-industry manufacturing leader, SPX Flow Technology designs, manufactures and installs highly engineered solutions used to process, blend, meter and transport fluid. Additional solutions are for air and gas filtration and dehydration. The SA business is involved in the customisation, engineering and distribution of SPX products. Products are manufactured in Europe and North America.

CQS was founded in 1993. CQS Technology Holdings has a history of providing world class solutions for enhanced business integrity and insight. CQS now assists more than 3,000 customers throughout Africa with solutions for critical business requirements. CQS has since been merged with Adapt IT.

Listed on NYSE (AMT), S&P 500 member. Portfolio of over 26,700 towers, over 2,000 managed rooftop sites. More than US $16.1 billion market cap. ATC South Africa is the leading independent wireless, shared infrastructure provider in South Africa who bought the Cell C infrastructure. ATC SA boasts over 2900 sites.

Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS Research Surveys), part of the WPP Group. TNS Research Surveys is a leading South African company in the field of market research. The company offers the best qualitative and quantitative research design, project management and marketing solutions to both the public and private sectors.

Founded in 1977, as Oasys Innovations (Pty) Ltd, now GL events SA, is one of the industry leaders in event strategy, implementation and management not only in South Africa and Africa but internationally as well. The Company is majority owned by GL events, which is listed on the Paris NYSE – EURONEXT stock exchange with a market cap of around €360m. GL events SA is a turnkey supplier of complete and specialised custom design stands, shop fitting modular shell scheme, electrical, furniture, marketing, graphics, marquees, flooring, draping, air-conditioning, to all the major businesses, exhibition and event organisers in South Africa.

Directors and executives

Israel Skosana

Non-executive Chairman

Daphne Motsepe

Executive Director

Henri Staal

Executive Director

Fatima Abrahams

Non-executive Director

Johan Kritzinger

Executive Director

Makhup Nyama

Executive Director

Olebogeng Maphakela

Manager Finance

"We commit to bringing professionalism, teamwork, inclusivity and value to our investees."

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