PAPE Fund Manager’s distinguishing characteristics and differentiation from other private equity fund managers include the following:
- Proven deal-structuring abilities / expertise in transactions requiring strong BEE investor credentials and also those not requiring BEE credentials;
- Strong, established business networks and relationships, creating enhanced access to deal flow;
- A track record of finding quality deals, successfully deploying capital, closely monitoring these investments and maximizing returns during the investment period, and to ultimately exiting these transactions at enhanced exit multiples;
- Members of the PAPE Fund Managers investment management team have worked with some of the country’s most successful PE funds and this speaks to the depth and strengths of the team and also to the relationships that we still hold with those respective organizations;
- We represent an established, credible and experienced team of private equity professionals that work well with other PE funds; and
- We bring our own unencumbered black capital and this repeatedly positions us first in line when undertaking competitive deal processes which is a key differentiator to an investor consortium.
- We are a majority black-owned and managed (75%) fund; and
- We facilitate BEE secondary replacement-liquidity without compromising deal parameters such as lock-in periods.