THE AIH AND AIH CAPITAL TEAMS ARE PROUD OF OUR ACQUISITION OF A SIGNIFICAT MINORITY STAKE IN FUTUREGROWTH ASSET MANAGEMENT.
On the 3rd of March 2022, Futuregrowth Asset Management (Pty) Ltd (Futuregrowth) and Old Mutual Investments Holdco has announced the signing of a Share Sale Agreement for the acquisition of 21.2% of Futuregrowth shares by AWCA Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd (AIH)
The Transaction – which is subject to some conditions precedent, including the receipt of regulatory approval – will see a special purpose vehicle owned by AIH and AIH Capital (Pty) Ltd purchasing the Futuregrowth shares from Old Mutual Investments Holdco.
“We are truly honoured to be partnering with an asset manager that made its mark as a responsible investor many years before the recent emergence of the ESG movement. We look forward to continuously making a positive impact in our country as we together serve Futuregrowth’s clients and grow the business.” Say Sindisiwe Mabaso- Koyana who is the founder and chairperson of AIH, as well as Managing Partner of AIH Capital
AWCA has been instrumental in helping to transform the sector, particularly by supporting aspiring black female CA candidates with the added aim of creating the next generation of leaders and captains of industry. Like Futuregrowth, AWCA believes that investing in education and skills development will reap the long-term benefits of an increase in scarce skills, as the beneficiaries of this investment will ultimately contribute to increased productivity – either as employees or business owners
Futuregrowth Asset Management is a leading fixed interest investment company that manages around R193 billion (+/- US$12 billion) * of assets on behalf of its investors, which are predominantly South African retirement insurance and retail funds. Futuregrowth has been part of the South African asset management landscape since 1995 and is an affiliate of the Old Mutual Investments Holdco (OMI). OMI has been the majority shareholder of Futuregrowth since 2008.
Ms Jesmane Boggenpoel who is director at AIH and Managing Partner at AIH Capital had this to says: “The AIH/ Futuregrowth deal is a flagship deal for us, as our first deal for our new Private equity fund and as an acquisition in a leading & well-respected asset manager.”