Strength Through Excellence

Our History

Where we come from and where we are going


The firm is a private equity manager specializing in Growth Capital, BEE Secondaries, Mezzanine Debt/Equity Risk Capital and Property.

The firm was launched in October 2010 following its receiving its first investment management mandate in Senatla Capital Empowerment Fund I in June 2010.

Senatla Capital has fully realized its first private equity fund, Senatla Capital Empowerment Fund I (“SCEF I”).  Over an investment period exceeding 5 years, SCEF I has generated a gross IRR of 33% and a 22% IRR for our investors, net of all expenses and fees.  This performance significantly exceeds that achieved by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange ALSI and SWIX indices over the same time period.

Senatla Capital Empowerment Fund II, its successor fund, with a vintage of 2013, has been fully invested. Senatla Capital has achieved a First Close in Senatla Capital Empowerment Fund III and is raising additional capital commitments in Second Close.  Senatla Capital’s current Assets Under Management (“AUM”) exceed ZAR600 million.