Entries by Samantha Pokroy

Sanari Capital announces R1.25 billion ($65 million) in second close for growth fund, welcomes PIC and Alexforbes as new investors

Johannesburg, 5 October 2023 – Sanari Capital, a women-led and majority Black- and women-owned South African private equity firm, has successfully raised R1.25 billion (about $65 million) for its growth fund. The fund is poised to play a pivotal role in fuelling employment opportunities and fostering economic growth in South Africa and across the African […]

Sanari Capital wins 2022 PEA Award for Edulife Group

We are delighted to announce that Sanari Capital has won Portfolio Company of the Year for Social Impact at the 2022 Private Equity Africa (PEA) Awards for its investment in Edulife Group. Our investment in Edulife Group has allowed for a renewed energy in the Bloemfontein communities and the schools it serves. Not only does […]

Sanari’s investment focus: growth investing

Ever found yourself wondering whether Sanari is a venture capital firm or a private equity firm? Our technology flavour can be misleading particularly in a fast-changing world where digital is pervasive and the lines between VC and PE are blurring. Sanari Capital manages a private equity growth fund, and there are different ways to grow […]

Sanari Capital wins Technology Deal of the Year at the Private Equity Africa Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that Sanari Capital has won the special recognition award for 2021’s Technology Deal at this year’s Private Equity Africa (PEA) Awards for its investment in LightWare LiDAR. This award recognises the remarkable talent that the African continent has to offer the world and emphasises the growing importance of technology and […]

Sanari Capital wins SAVCA award – Moneyweb

For a R25m deal that came to it in a surprising way. By Larry Claasen 16 Apr 2021   Sanari Capital found LightWare in the most unlikely way. The private equity firm is always on the lookout for companies it can invest in, and usually sources them through its business network on a referral basis. But […]