Metier

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39 Rivonia Road, Sandhurst, Sandton, Gauteng, 2196, South Africa
South Africa
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Metier is a proven leader in the area of private equity, alternative assets and related advisory services. The company was founded in 2004 and raised South Africa’s largest private equity fund in terms of third party local commitments. It has an established team which ranks amongst the largest and most experienced in the industry. Metier has a strong track record in private equity investing and selective M&A advice that confirms its leadership status.

Metier manages two capital growth funds and a sustainable capital fund. Our realised club-deal principal portfolio has also shown remarkable gains, although this activity has been scaled back to enable us to focus our balance sheet on fund-related investing. Our advisory record since forming Metier is outstanding, and while we have directed this business to focus on the support of our private equity investments, our advisory business has played an important role in contributing to our income, establishing the Metier brand and unlocking value for our clients.

Adding value. At Metier we go further, being an active partner to our portfolio companies and their management teams. Without taking on executive responsibilities, we bring much more than money to the equation. We see our role as a sounding board for senior management, as a key driver of shareholder activism and necessary change as well as a contributor to executive team development, transformation, environmental responsibility and corporate governance. As experienced dealmakers andfinanciers we further help source, evaluate and implement M&A and corporate finance transactions. Too often in the private equity industry strategy is formulated, performance reviewed and incentives aligned only at quarterly board meetings, but we prefer to be closer to the day-to-day running of the operations of our portfolio companies, providing guidance where necessary without restricting orsecond guessing our management teams.

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