Investing in Growth

Our investment approach is value-oriented, designed with a heavy emphasis on capital protection and aims to deliver exceptional risk-adjusted returns by investing in a small number of highly compelling investment opportunities.

We target scalable companies led by strong management, operating in growth markets with favourable fundamentals and built-in demand.

Our Focus

Underpinned by a consistent investment philosophy, we invest across three key strategies: private equity, resources and real estate opportunities, primarily in Southern Africa.

Private Equity
We take a long-term, hands-on approach to building leading middle-market companies, working with founder and family owned companies to create value.
Resources
We invest growth capital in companies in the mining and metals sector to provide financial and operational support to all aspects of project development.
Real Estate
We operate an opportunistic real estate strategy, acquiring undervalued assets in partnership with entrepreneurial operators with local expertise.

Partnering to Improve Performance and Unlock Value

As active investors, Lionhead’s team of investment and operating partners, supported by our network of senior executives and successful entrepreneurs and investors, collaborate with management teams to support companies in building and creating value; making us partners of choice for growing businesses.

We view our role as that of a supportive partner, not just an investor. We aim to complete only one or two investments each year, so we are not only a highly selective investor but we are also able to devote a substantial amount of our time, resources, and personal networks toward our role as a good partner.