Investment Advisor

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The Board has selected, effective 1 March 2020, Ethos Private Equity Proprietary Limited (“EPE”) as the new contracted Investment Advisor to BML. EPE has a 35-year history of generating realised returns for investors and will bring a different perspective to the Brait portfolio, leveraging its execution capability and exit track record to execute the Company’s new strategy. BML has an investment services agreement detailing the terms by which EPE will provide BML investment advisory and administration services on a non-discretionary basis. The Board, with the assistance of EPE, will focus on strategies for Brait’s portfolio companies to realise value from the portfolio over the next five years and return capital to Brait shareholders.
 

About the Investment Advisor EPE:

EPE was established in 1984 and was instrumental in establishing the private equity asset class in South Africa, having managed third party capital since 1992. EPE has a strong track record of generating superior returns across multiple economic and political cycles;
Over its 36-year history, the firm has built and refined an institutional platform that has provided the scale to develop a multi-fund offering;
EPE is pursuing a growth vision and the product set has been expanded in recent years to include a number of differentiated propositions that are fit-for-purpose in a dynamic and evolving investment landscape: a Mid Market Fund, a Mezzanine Fund, an Artificial Intelligence Fund and the listing of Ethos Capital;
EPE’s investment activities are led by highly experienced private equity and mezzanine teams, comprising more than 20 partners throughout the firm. The partners have collectively been with EPE for over 200 years and are backed by a team of investment professionals, providing deep private equity expertise and strong resources to support transaction activity. The team is defined by a high performance culture and characterised by local insights with international reach;
 
For more information on EPE, including profiles of the senior members of the investment advisory team, please see www.ethos.co.za