About Us

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.

100% black controlled and managed, including 40% women ownership and 10% black youth, 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 6% 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.

OWNERSHIP

Sphere’s shareholders comprise of management and financial institutions including Sanlam, Eskom Pension & Provident Fund and The Public Investment Corporation.

When founded shares were gifted to three charitable organisations. The Student Sponsorship Programme and The Ditikeni Investment Company remain shareholders to this day. DEmpower (DEC Trust) exited in 2024 after a successful partnership of 20 years.