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MEDIA STATEMENT – 8 DECEMBER 2017

Kutana Group clarifies its position on Grinaker – LTA Empowerment Deal

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She lives in a world dominated by danger, riddled with uncertainty. And yet despite the odds, she is a leader, a visionary, given to a keen understanding of teamwork, working without any fear of the sacrifices she needs to help her pride survive, and thrive.

The spirit of the lioness is at the heart of everything we do at Kutana. From humble roots we have risen to lead as a team of dedicated and empowered individuals, working together to secure the collective success of our stakeholders. In a male dominated world, Kutana has battled and won the respect of our peers, and today, we stand strong in defense and respect of our communities.

For our women, for our youth, for the underprivileged and uneducated, we dedicate our work to you. May our success become your success, and together we will bring great hope to the future of our beautiful country.

About Kutana Group


Black women-owned, our leadership group espouses a commitment to BEE and transformation. We are pioneered and steered by an experienced management group with more than 70 years’ combined experience in shaping successful investment companies across South Africa and Africa, delivering real value and measurable growth.

Our team of seasoned corporate professionals is recognised for its leadership and community roles throughout South Africa and Africa across a number of divergent sectors.

Our focus is on building sustainable growth through responsible investments and a commitment to the communities we work with and support.

Our Mission

Kutana is a Pan-African investment company focused on delivering significant shareholder value while contributing to the transformation of the economy and society at large.

Our Values

Knowledge is power. Sharing a strong ethical culture and expanding through positive involvement increases our collective chance of
success.

Integrity breeds success. Honesty and transparency in everything we do is the cornerstone of our work.

Growth is life. We drive business growth through new approaches and a commitment to protect the ones we serve.

Kutana is a Pan-African investment company focused on delivering significant shareholder value while contributing to the transformation of the economy and society at large.

Business Focus


At Kutana we succeed by investing in diverse business segments, with composite skills in each of the areas we invest.

Thus ensuring a balanced approach to creating value, mitigating risk and delivering sustainable returns.

Success not shared cannot be sustained.

We don’t settle for outstanding shareholder returns and exceptional growth, but continually strive to give
back to our communities so that, one day, they’ll be empowered to grow what we started.

SUCCESS IS BUILT ON COURAGE,
RESOURCEFULNESS AND STRATEGY.

Kutana Value Add


Complementary combination of skills and experience to support the investee

  • Solid strategic support to management with regular interactions
  • Breadth and Depth of financial and risk management expertise
  • Industry experience across multiple sectors
  • Legal, corporate governance and transaction structuring expertise

Business development

  • Leveraging our strong networks to support Corporate and Governmental South Africa as well as the rest of the African continent
  • Our board and governance experience allows us to leverage our networks

Support Broad-based BEE and Transformation agenda

  • We work holistically with the investee company to assist in all aspects of the BEE scorecard
  • Kutana’s strong BEE credentials enhance BEE status of investee company

Access to funding both equity and debt markets

Investment Portfolio


We focus on the following sectors:

Investment Criteria


At Kutana we carefully consider the merits of every investment we make.

Our professional teams are expert at identifying businesses that are:

  • profitable,
  • cash generative
  • have positive growth prospects
  • driven by dynamic leadership
  • good corporate governance
  • where BEE and direct female leadership provides strategic advantage

We also look for new businesses that have potential for growth and value creation in the longer term.

In doing so we identify different ways that our teams can add material value and sustain an active involvement in the investee company.

Investment Process


INTERNAL

Initiation Phase

  • Informal Discussion
  • Review Values and Philosophy
  • Reputational Risk Assessment

INTERNAL

Investigation Phase

  • Non Disclosure Agreement
  • Mini Due Diligence – Corporate Governance
  • Comprehensive Due Diligence
  • Valuation
  • Internal Investment Committee
  • Review
  • Approval
  • Structure & Pricing

EXTERNAL

Implementation Phase

  • Presentation to full Investment Committee Approval
  • Heads of Agreement / MOU / Contract
  • Funding
  • Deal Implementation
  • Post Contract activities (Value Add)

EXTERNAL

Post-Implementation Phase

  • Focus on sustainable growth and good corporate governance

Meet the Investment Principals


THOKO MOKGOSI-MWANTEMBE

THOKO MOKGOSI-MWANTEMBE

CEO and founding member

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DR THABANG MOKOTELI

DR THABANG MOKOTELI

Technology

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ANTHONY BARNARD

ANTHONY BARNARD

Chief Investment Officer

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CLAIRE DU BOURG

CLAIRE DU BOURG

Investment Principal

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LEBO SEPHOTI

LEBO SEPHOTI

Steel

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JANINE DE BRUYN

JANINE DE BRUYN

Private Equity

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BRIDGET LEDWABA

BRIDGET LEDWABA

Construction

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The Kutana Team


Kutana Group

Corporate Social Responsibility


The Kutana Group was proud to assist the community group called “Charity Begins With Me” over the Christmas period.

The group is based in Weltrevreden Park and is run by Stephen Ferreira who wanted to make a difference to his community after a cancer diagnosis in 2013.

Stephen’s group runs a feeding scheme for between 650 and 850 children from various informal settlements in Roodepoort, serving lunch each Sunday. The project started with 55 children in March but has since grown exponentially.

We at Kutana are committed to making an impact in the communities in which we work, so we were excited to join the children in their Christmas celebrations and sponsor a special day for them.

Kutana Group CSR

Contact Us


T. 086 111 2343 | E. info@kutanagroup.co.za

Monte Circle, 20 Monte Casino Boulevard
Block B, Ground Floor, Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2191

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