Aka Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Aka Capital’s most common sectors for investment are building materials (25%) and business services (25%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (50%) and pipe (25%). Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Savcio Holdings for $98M.

In the last 3 years, Aka Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). Aka Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Protea Hospitality Holdings for $186M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7

Aka Capital

First Floor, Block A, 28 Sloane Street,
Bryanston, 2021
South Africa
+27 (0)11 706 2992
www.akacapital.co.za

Aka Capital is a South African private equity firm that seeks to acquire companies and take an active role in building portfolio company value. Aka Capital was formed in 2001 and is based in Bryanston, South Africa.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Building Materials, Business Services, Financial Services, Gaming, Information Technology, Leisure, Metals/Mining, Packaging, Real Estate

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital

Geographic Preferences: Africa

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
vol $98M $98M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - 1 - - - 3
vol $186M $186M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Ceramic Industries Ltd. 2017-09-06 - Merger
Vereeniging, South Africa · www.ceramic.co.za
Protea Hospitality Holdings 2014-01-22 186M USD Add-on Acquisition
Western Cape, South Africa · www.proteahotels.com
Savcio Holdings (Pty) Ltd. 2012-02-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Bedfordview, South Africa · www.savico.co.za
Protea Hospitality Holdings 2005-07-04 - Stake Purchase
Western Cape, South Africa · www.proteahotels.com
Savcio Holdings (Pty) Ltd. 2005-03-01 98M ZAR Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Bedfordview, South Africa · www.savico.co.za
Corobrik 2002-11-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Durban, South Africa · www.corobrik.co.za
Datacentrix Holdings Ltd. 2001-05-01 - PIPE
Midrand, South Africa · www.datacentrix.co.za
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Business Services - - 1 (25%) 98M (100%)
Building Materials 1 (100%) - 1 (25%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (25%) -
Leisure - - 1 (25%) -
Total 1 - 4 $98M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
South Africa 1 (100%) - 4 (100%) 98M (100%)
Total 1 - 4 $98M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (100%) - 2 (50%) 98M (100%)
PIPE - - 1 (25%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (25%) -
Total 1 - 4 $98M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (33%) 186M (100%)
Merger 1 (33%) -
Trade Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $186M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $98M
TOTAL $98M
Largest Savcio Holdings (Pty) Ltd.
$98M (2005-03-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $186M
TOTAL $186M
Largest Protea Hospitality Holdings
$186M (2014-01-22)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%

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