AIH Capital is the fund manager of AIH Fund I which is a generalist private equity fund. AIH Capital has a Majority of the issues share capital of AIH Capital is held by AWCA Investment Holdings, a 100% black woman owned company. The principal investment objective of AIH Fund I is to make equity-related investments in companies that are primarily mid-sized and privately held. These portfolio companies will be in various sectors, exhibit quality operations and management, with attractive growth and return prospects. We drive women empowerment through our investments.
AIH Capital will be a key catalyst for increasing the participation of women in the economy. This will be achieved through leveraging their competitive advantage of a unique combination of demonstrated strength and depth and breadth of skills in investments, governance and financial management. The Fund Principals also boast broad networks, collaboration, value chain optimisation and inclusivity to pursue and make Investments in various sectors.
The majority of the issued share capital of AIH Capital is held by AIH, a 100% Black woman owned company. The remaining shares in AIH Capital are currently held by the Fund Principals. Through AIH, AIH Capital will provide an opportunity for professional women, who are mainly Chartered Accountants across all levels (entry-level to experienced) to indirectly invest in an alternative investment vehicle which will grant them exposure to private assets that they could not otherwise access.”
Board of Directors
Ms. Sindisiwe Mabaso- Koyana CA(SA)
Founder and Principal
Ms. Jesmane Boggenpoel CA(SA) MPA Harvard
Founder and Principal
Mr. Shaun Collyer
Ms. Alupheli Sithebe CA(SA)
Agriculture and or food security
There is a big shortfall between the amount of food we produce today and the amount needed to feed everyone in 2050. There will be nearly 10 billion people on Earth by 2050—about 3 billion more mouths to feed than there were in 2019’s population of 7.7 billion. As such the Agriculture and food security space is one of our sectors.
In a Covid19 environment and restricted international transportation, global supply chains are functioning less optimally and driving a need for local supply chains.
Business being digitized
The advance of technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and advanced robotics will have a far-reaching impact on South Africa’s workplaces. Although digitisation will be disruptive, it has the potential to raise productivity and operational efficiency in businesses across sectors, to deliver better outcomes for both customers and citizens, and to create millions of high-quality jobs.
This has always been and with the “new normal” will now more than ever be a focus area for the global community. A higher focus on health, hygiene and related protective personal equipment. For example, there is currently a high demand for ventilators in South Africa and more functional ways of maintaining hygiene will be in the spotlight. South Africa will also be looking at PPE that can be manufactured locally to avoid an inability to obtain supply (hygiene incorporates medical or health businesses).