We invest our own capital – usually alongside or in support of our clients – in both debt and equity investments.
We usually seek to do so in situations which are too complex or are outside of the mandates of traditional investors, including in distressed situations. We aim to achieve an attractive entry valuation and to improve both the operations and the capital structure of the businesses in which we invest.
Our current portfolio
ELB is an internationally recognised solutions provider and capital equipment supplier in the fields of materials handling, mineral separation, industrial projects and power solutions. The Group supplies construction, earthmoving and mining & quarrying equipment; engineered solutions for bulk materials handlings; industrial projects and the minerals and metals industries; underground utility construction and waste processing equipment; and instrumentation and electrical construction, mechanical, structural and piping construction.
Elephant Lifting are specialist designers and suppliers of a range of lifting and pulling equipment, manufactured to international engineering standards. They also provide full service back up, testing and certification to meet South African and international statutory requirements and best practice. Their brands include Tusker, Probst, Terrier, Elephant Chain Block, Max-Alloy Yoke and WireCo.
Gabriel designs, engineers and manufactures shock absorbers for both the South African and international markets. The Gabriel Range includes Gas and hydraulic shock absorbers, MacPherson struts and cartridges, Steering dampers, Gaslifts® and Accessories.
Letaba manufactures, markets and distributes various dewatering and slurry pump ranges, sourced both locally and from overseas. They service clients primarily in the mining, industrial and construction sectors. The key brands are Buccaneer, Wilden, Sakuragawa, Varisco, SAER, Robuschi, Tuthill, CDR, Albin, All Prime, M Pumps and Almatec.
TGS distributes CTP Aftermarket parts, ITM and ETR undercarriage and Black Cat Blades Ground engaging tools. In addition to these international brands TGS has developed a quality wear parts range sold under in-house Brand Titan.