Ethos Private Equity is a private equity investor that targets opportunities in South Africa. Ethos looks for stable businesses valued between $15 and $100 million US. Target transactions include divestitures of non-core assets, sector consolidations, development of family owned businesses, growth financings, and turnarounds. Ethos was formed in 1984 and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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In the last 3 years, Ethos Private Equity Pty has acquired 4 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.
Ethos Private Equity Pty’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (16%) and business services (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (75%) and going private (11%). In total, Ethos Private Equity Pty has invested in 1 US state and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired Alexander Forbes for $1.2B.
In the last 3 years, Ethos Private Equity Pty has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Ethos Private Equity Pty’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2006 when it sold Waco International for $407M.
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