Our success is driven by an experienced team, our own capital, a disciplined investment process, and broad business networks. Passionate about partnerships, we commit for the long term and actively work with our portfolio companies to build great businesses.
Majority black controlled and managed, boasting 60% black ownership, including 30% women ownership, Sphere has the necessary credentials to advance the broad based Black Economic Empowerment goals of South African businesses. As the focus turns to the rest of the continent, we actively support our investments in their pan-African ambitions.
Our strong belief in the principles of broad based empowerment means that approximately 8% of the shares in Sphere are held by charitable organisations. Over the years, more than five million worthy beneficiaries in nine provinces across South Africa have benefited from our track record of delivery.
Founded in 2003, Sphere is a high performing investment holding company driven to create value for funders, shareholders and business partners. With a solid track record shaped over a decade, we actively seek out investment partnerships with high quality privately owned businesses across a range of strategic sectors.
Sphere’s shareholders comprise of management and financial institutions including Sanlam, Eskom Pension & Provident Fun and The Public Investment Corporation.
An 8% stake in the company is shared by the following charitable groups:
DISABILITY EMPOWERMENT CONCERNS TRUST (DEC)
DEmpower was established in 2019 and is 100% owned by persons with disabilities.