Sanari Capital

An Authorised Financial Services Provider

Sanari Capital is a South African private equity investment company. We specialise in founder-run, owner-managed and family-owned businesses with a high growth agenda.

Sanari Capital was founded in 2013. Our aim is to build businesses that are sustainable, scalable and saleable.

We manage investments in companies in the lower- and middle-market in South Africa and selectively in other African markets. Our team has the knowledge, commitment and passion to fuel the success of businesses with potential by providing high quality, rigorous and customised private equity solutions to complement entrepreneurial settings.

Our focus is on high-growth, emerging market opportunities in South Africa and the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa. We seek exposure to wider African growth prospects through regional expansion strategies within our portfolio companies, as well as direct investments selectively into other countries. Our investment focus is framed by three investment “themes” within which we spotlight specific sectors:

Consumer-Driven Growth
Favourable macroeconomic factors, an emerging middle class, urbanisation, population growth and social welfare support is driving consumption.

Infrastructure-Led Growth
Public and private sector infrastructure investment is growing to meet growth prospects and service delivery.

Demand for Social Services
The emerging middle class will continue to require better services for their families. The demand for social and public services far exceeds supply.

These thematic growth drivers inform our preferred sectors for investment:

  • Consumer services & supplies, retail
  • Business/ industrial services & supplies
  • Technology
  • Renewable / Green solutions
  • Healthcare & Education


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Location 21 Impala Road, Chislehurston, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
Targets South Africa
Business services, Clean technology and energy, EdTech, Education, Healthcare, HealthTech, ICT, Retail and wholesale