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.
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
- 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:
People with disabilities
- 13.50% ownership of Kapela Fund
- Chairperson – Ms Sebenzile Matsebula
- CEO – Nyameka Mqikela
Why Kapela and DEmpower?
"Our reputation is most important - We have good relationships with all our investees"
"We commit to bringing professionalism, teamwork, inclusivity and value to our investees."
What our partners say
Kapela have at all times displayed great energy and professionalism as well as sound ethical behaviour at the highest level. Kapela also bring a wealth of experience as seasoned business management consultants and have added significant value to our business in many areas. They have assisted in shaping our strategy in pitching for large corporate business, Government and parastatals. Their breadth of experience across different business sectors has been invaluable. Kapela Investments have proved to be excellent partners who have assisted in adding focus towards achieving some important strategic objectives.
On Professionalism/Ethics/Integrity: From the very first time we engaged with Kapela we could very quickly determine the level of professionalism in their conduct. The teams’ experience and exposure to business locally and globally also lends to this credibility. On Value Add: Apart from BBBEE compliance point, this is our second most important metric in selecting a partner. We are looking for value-add from a business experience perspective, “sound-boarding” and also entry to potential customers. Thus far, Kapela has delivered on all areas. We have good chemistry and thus far, very easy to do business with, available for discussions at all times – always make time for us
Zensar and Kapela joined hands together in 2013 with Kapela becoming our Black Economic Empowerment partner in our South Africa business. We have started working together and find the team very professional in their approach. We find them very interested in our strategy and in business development efforts in order to identify areas wherein they can help us grow the business. We have seen the value-add from them in terms of guidance and also in terms of bringing new relationships and making introductions. Though a new relationship, they have shown a strong level of participation and preparedness in our board meetings also and we see a strong sense of involvement, ownership and commitment from the directors and Kapela as an organization in helping us in our business
It is hard to believe that we only met them for the first time 8 months ago if one considers the relationships that have been established, both professionally and socially. I can recommend them for their integrity, professionalism, business acumen, experience and professional network in industry. We look forward to taking the Company to the next level with our new business partner Kapela.
Kapela have been our partners in our progress, providing strong governance and strategic oversight during a period of challenging macro-economic environment and unprecedented internal changes as BP reset to be resilient in the face of muted growth. Their strong ethical standards, bias to doing what is right for the long term while balancing the pressures of the short term delivery, focus on the people and transformation agenda and personal interest to be close to action, be it through market visits or meeting teams in our various offices and understanding operations... I have been personally enriched by the Kapela Director's contributions both at the Board and in many informal sessions and have no hesitation in recommending them as strategic BBBEE Investment partners.